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Can Up Learn give me a UCAS reference/support?
Can Up Learn give me a UCAS reference/support?

Can Up Learn be my reference?

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Written by Emma
Updated over a week ago

Up Learn is not a school or exam centre so we are not able to give UCAS references.

Our tutors are primarily here to support our students as they navigate through the Up Learn courses so we don't tend to offer support with your personal statement.

However we do have a few tips for you to get going yourself 💪

  • Check what your course at university includes (at your top 2 unis) and think of something from your A-level course that links with that, mentioning it as one of your favourite parts. This will enable the admissions tutor to see that you have a really genuine interest in the degree, not just that you enjoyed the A-level

  • Be genuine - don't just pick a 'favourite' part because you think it sounds good. Think about what you actually did really enjoy, or that you excelled in. You could be asked about it in the interview so you do need to have the knowledge and also, genuine passion about something comes across so well

  • As well as the 'sections' that you have enjoyed, consider the skills that the course has equipped you with, especially the skills that could be useful at university level. This shows that you appreciate the wider skills you have learned.

  • The key thing is to show enthusiasm for your A-level course, whilst also preparation for what you will experience at university.

  • We tend to advise students that they shouldn’t make claims without evidence, so for example if you say that you are excited about the university course, give an example of a module that interests you from the university website. Even better, then say why you feel equipped to do well in the module (ideally based on similar content from the A-level).

Keep it clear and succinct. Don’t repeat yourself or waffle - you have a limited amount of characters to fill.

Best of luck! 😄

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