Employer Reference Requests

As an employer you can verify a candidate's qualifications by requesting a reference from the University

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Request a reference

The quickest and easiest way to request a reference is to complete our online form.

Alternatively you can email to, studentservices@le.ac.uk, with at least two of the following pieces of information:

  • Full name of the candidate (whilst they were a student)
  • Date of birth
  • Former 'student number'
  • Candidate's former course title

To comply with the Data Protection Act (2018) we will only process requests which are accompanied by a written authorisation, signed by the candidate, giving consent for their information to be released.  This authorisation must contain the candidate's handwritten signature.

The following methods of consent are not accepted:

  • Electronic signature nor a picture of a signature
  • Verbal consent
  • Consent by email (unless the email contains a scanned copy of the consent document which contains the Candidates handwritten signature)

If the candidate does not provide their signed consent, your reference request will not be processed.

Student Services Centre
Percy Gee (second floor) Building
University of Leicester
University Road


We cannot take reference requests by telephone.

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