It is likely that an employer will ask members of staff to write references. These references will normally contain information about your academic ability and results; your level of attendance; your attitude, participation and behaviour in class sessions; and any incidences of academic misconduct or other disciplinary matters. It is important that you are aware of how your achievement and behaviour on your course may affect your future and behave accordingly.
It is the University's policy to provide academic references wherever practicable, however, this might not always be possible beyond 18 months of the end of your studies.
The most appropriate person to write such a reference will usually be your personal tutor (for undergraduate and postgraduate taught degrees) or your research supervisor (for research degrees). Our Provision of Academic References for Students document (AG5) provides further guidance to staff and students/graduates on the provision of academic references. For more information please download the AG5 document from our policies page.
If you would like to request an academic reference, please email your personal tutor (for undergraduate and postgraduate taught degrees) or your research supervisor (for research degrees) directly providing the following information:
Date of birth
The course that you study or studied
The date you graduated
Kingston University student ID (if known)
Details of the reference request
Please be reminded that the academic reference is subject to your tutor or research supervisor consent.