Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship: guide for referees

Applicants for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship must include a reference that endorses their talent in drama, music or sport. The University will use these references as part of the selection process.

References should:

  • be written on headed paper (of the referee's school, college or club);
  • include the student's full name;
  • include the referee's email address and phone number;
  • be saved as a PDF file.

Download a sample letter (PDF, 57kB) to use as a guide.

What to include

Referees supporting applications for music or drama scholarships should consider including the following:

  • an outline of the contribution to music or drama you feel the applicant has made;
  • a description of an outstanding performance or performances that you have witnessed;
  • How has the applicant displayed potential to achieve further in their chosen specialism?

Referees supporting applications for sport scholarships should consider including the following:

  • an outline of the contribution to sport you feel the applicant has made;
  • a description of their current level of performance;
  • What in your eyes is the applicant's potential to achieve at the top level in this sport?
  • How has the applicant shown leadership and ambassadorial skills within the sport?
  • How well suited is the applicant to this scholarship at the University?

Completed references

Send your completed reference to the student who is applying for the scholarship so that they can upload it as part of the application process. We may contact you about the reference to obtain further details or clarification.

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