Graham Kendall : Reference Page

So You Want a Reference?

If you want a reference you should normally approach your personal tutor or your project supervisor. I have been approached in the past by people I hardly know. How they expect me to complete a reference for them is beyond me :-).

One of the questions on the form, invariably, is "How long have you known this student?" Answering "about two weeks" is not really going to help your cause is it?

For the requests I feel I can do, all too often, I simply do not have enough information to work with. This results in a reference which does not say very much.

Therefore, if you want a reference, please provide me with the following details.
  1. A copy of your CV (a hard copy and an electronic copy)
  2. A copy of your exam transcripts (in electronic form) - I will check on these
  3. Your average mark to date (so that I can calculate your final degree classification)
  4. The form you wish me to complete should be filled in as completely as possible so that I simply have to add my bits and sign it. You can even fill in my name and address etc. (details below)
  5. Please supply an envelope suitably addressed so that I can put it inside and seal it

This may all sound a bit pedanitic, but when I receive upwards of five requests a week (with many students requiring multiple forms for the various institutions they are applying to) then everything you can do to help is greatly appreciated.

Graham Kendall Summary

Name : Graham Kendall, Lecturer - School of Computer Science and Information Technology
Qualifications : BSc (Hons) (1st Class, Computation, UMIST, Manchester, UK), PhD (Nottingham, UK, supervised by Professor Edmund Burke)
Address : School of Computer Science and Information Technology (Room C76), University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG8 1BB, UK
Tel : +44 (0) 115 846 6514
Fax : +44 (0)115 951 4254
COS : Community of Science (COS) Page

Directions to the campus can be found here (please make sure you choose the right campus - I am on the Jubilee Campus)

If you would like a full CV then please EMAIL me (one on the web soon).

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EMAIL : Home Page
This page was last updated on 22nd Aug 2001