Requests for academic references from commercial organisations (including private companies and referencing agencies) are priced at £10 per student / alumnus whose information you would like to verify.
When requesting a reference, you will need to make a payment and provide information about your request through our Online Shop, following the instructions on the webpage to submit your request.
Once we have received your order and signed consent from the student / alumnus whose information you would like to verify, the Student and Alumni References Team will aim to process your request in 3 working days.
Please be aware that references for students who graduated before 1997, or reference requests submitted during peak times in the academic calendar, may take a little longer for us to process.
Requests from non-commercial organisations (such as other institutions, local authorities, embassies or other government bodies) will not incur a charge. Please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org, ensuring that you include signed consent from your applicant, and it will be processed.