Past Students

Applying Through UCAS

Applying to university as a past student is easy and straightforward. The College will support your application by providing an up-to-date and detailed reference for your UCAS form.  However, if you left College more than 2 years ago, we may not be the most suitable people to support you with a reference.  You may need to ask your last academic institution or a relevant employer.

What To Do

1. Register with UCAS -

2. On the initial UCAS question screen 'How are you applying?' Please select the 4th option - As An Individual

3. Complete all sections of UCAS Apply on the reference section of the form you will need to insert the following information -

4. Referee Name : Mr S Hudson

Post/Occupation: UCAS Coordinator for Former Students and Teacher of EPQ

Organisation name: Holy Cross Sixth Form College

College Address: Manchester Road, Bury,

Telephone number: 0161 762 4500

Email address

5. Click Save

6. Attach completed pro-forma and e-mail when requesting a reference.  Pro-forma can be found below as a PDF document.

UCAS References

A dedicated member of staff is responsible for past student references and you will need to make contact with them via the email address to inform them of your intention to request a reference. In your email, you should include the following information:

  • When you left Holy Cross College.
  • The degree course you are applying for
  • Brief information regarding what you have been doing since leaving Holy Cross College (e.g. gap year, travel, employment, voluntary work and or work experience)
  • Information about re-marks or module re-sits

All communication with College must be via email. Please note that Holy Cross will not now be in a position to give you the in depth support and advice that you received whilst at College. UCAS will notify you by email when the reference is completed and a red tick will be displayed next to reference section of your form.

To ensure your form is processed in good time we advise you to make initial contact with Holy Cross via email as early as possible during the autumn term, but not before 1st September.

If you need help, then there is lots of information and advice on the UCAS website and you should look here for advice with researching your five university choices and writing your personal statement.

Holy Cross University Centre

If you would like information on the degree courses that are run at Holy Cross University Centre please visit the University Centre web pages.

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