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Academic Reference One for 2014 entry

This reference should be returned to: Graduate Admissions Ofce, The London School of Economics and Political Science PO Box No 13420, Houghton Street London WC2A 2AE, UK
Applicant surname Applicant forename(s)

Academic Reference Two for 2014 entry


This reference should be returned to: Graduate Admissions Ofce, The London School of Economics and Political Science PO Box No 13420, Houghton Street London WC2A 2AE, UK
Applicant surname Applicant forename(s)

Date of Birth

Applicant ID ( If known)
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Year

Date of Birth

Applicant ID ( If known)
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Programmes applied for

Programmes applied for

Thank you for agreeing to write a reference for the above applicant. If you are a referee at a UK institution that does not supply transcripts or mark sheets until graduation, and the applicant is a current student, please ensure that you comment in detail on the applicants progress at the university, including all their marks to date. Please ensure that you reply on a sheet of headed university/institution notepaper and sign the reference. Completion of this form alone is not enough. Your assistance is appreciated. Please address the following questions in your reference, attach your reply to this sheet, and return it to the applicant in a sealed envelope for onward transmission to LSE. Please sign the back of the envelope over the seal. You may also, if you wish, return the reference directly to LSE. If you choose to do this please advise the applicant accordingly. Further guidance can be found overleaf. Items to consider when writing this reference: Name of referee 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Current position Current institution How is the applicant known to you? How long have you known the applicant? Has the applicant discussed his/her motivation for the proposed programme of study with you? How well do you know the applicants academic work? If your university does not supply transcripts, please comment specically on the courses taken by the applicant and the grades attained Was the degree taught and examined entirely in English? Relative to other students from the same university and following the same degree programme, please indicate an overall assessment of the applicants ranking in class; please indicate if the ranking system is formal or informal
Top 5% Academic Performance Intellectual Ability Capacity for original thinking Motivation for further study Written and oral communication skills Top 10% Top 25% Top 50% Bottom 50% Unable to comment

Thank you for agreeing to write a reference for the above applicant. If you are a referee at a UK institution that does not supply transcripts or mark sheets until graduation, and the applicant is a current student, please ensure that you comment in detail on the applicants progress at the university, including all their marks to date. Please ensure that you reply on a sheet of headed university/institution notepaper and sign the reference. Completion of this form alone is not enough. Your assistance is appreciated. Please address the following questions in your reference, attach your reply to this sheet, and return it to the applicant in a sealed envelope for onward transmission to LSE. Please sign the back of the envelope over the seal. You may also, if you wish, return the reference directly to LSE. If you choose to do this please advise the applicant accordingly. Further guidance can be found overleaf. Items to consider when writing this reference: Name of referee 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Current position Current institution How is the applicant known to you? How long have you known the applicant? Has the applicant discussed his/her motivation for the proposed programme of study with you? How well do you know the applicants academic work? If your university does not supply transcripts, please comment specically on the courses taken by the applicant and the grades attained Was the degree taught and examined entirely in English? Relative to other students from the same university and following the same degree programme, please indicate an overall assessment of the applicants ranking in class; please indicate if the ranking system is formal or informal
Top 5% Academic Performance Intellectual Ability Capacity for original thinking Motivation for further study Written and oral communication skills Top 10% Top 25% Top 50% Bottom 50% Unable to comment

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In your opinion how well do the applicants studies to date equip him or her to follow the chosen programme of study at LSE? You might wish to comment on the applicants: writing skills; analytical skills; presentation skills; quantitative skills (if relevant to programme) To your knowledge does the applicant have any work experience relevant to this application?

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In your opinion how well do the applicants studies to date equip him or her to follow the chosen programme of study at LSE? You might wish to comment on the applicants: writing skills; analytical skills; presentation skills; quantitative skills (if relevant to programme) To your knowledge does the applicant have any work experience relevant to this application?

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To your knowledge does the applicant have any other qualications relevant to this application? Do you have any other comments on this applicants application to LSE for graduate study?
I strongly recommend this applicant for the above programme of of study. I recommend this applicant for the above programme of study. I do not recommend this applicant for the above programme of study. Unable to comment.

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To your knowledge does the applicant have any other qualications relevant to this application? Do you have any other comments on this applicants application to LSE for graduate study?
I strongly recommend this applicant for the above programme of of study. I recommend this applicant for the above programme of study. I do not recommend this applicant for the above programme of study. Unable to comment.

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PLEASE SIGN AND DATE THIS REFERENCE

Your academic email address: please provide your academic email address Your academic email address: please provide your academic email address
PLEASE SIGN AND DATE THIS REFERENCE

Further guidance for the referee


A copy of this reference template can be downloaded as a word document via lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/enquirer/howToApply The completed reference can be emailed to Graduate.References@lse. ac.uk. This should be sent from an ofcial university/institution email address. If you do not have access to an ofcial university/institution email address you are advised to submit a hard copy on headed paper instead. This should be posted to the address overleaf. Your reference is important to the applicant, we cannot consider applications without supporting references. If you are unable to provide a reference please let the applicant know to allow them to make alternative arrangements. All references are processed in date order, please inform the applicant when you emailed or posted the reference to us to allow them to estimate when it will be processed by the Graduate Admissions Ofce. If you have any further queries or experience any problems submitting this reference please contact the Graduate Admissions Ofce. Graduate Admissions Ofce, The London School of Economics and Political Science PO Box No 13420, Houghton Street London WC2A 2AE, UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7160 (select option 1 to speak to the team) Email: Graduate.References@lse.ac.uk

Further guidance for the referee


A copy of this reference template can be downloaded as a word document via lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/enquirer/howToApply The completed reference can be emailed to Graduate.References@lse. ac.uk. This should be sent from an ofcial university/institution email address. If you do not have access to an ofcial university/institution email address you are advised to submit a hard copy on headed paper instead. This should be posted to the address overleaf. Your reference is important to the applicant, we cannot consider applications without supporting references. If you are unable to provide a reference please let the applicant know to allow them to make alternative arrangements. All references are processed in date order, please inform the applicant when you emailed or posted the reference to us to allow them to estimate when it will be processed by the Graduate Admissions Ofce. If you have any further queries or experience any problems submitting this reference please contact the Graduate Admissions Ofce. Graduate Admissions Ofce, The London School of Economics and Political Science PO Box No 13420, Houghton Street London WC2A 2AE, UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7160 (select option 1 to speak to the team) Email: Graduate.References@lse.ac.uk