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Verify an award

How to arrange for a former student's award to be verified, or to request a reference.

Award and degree verification, and references for former students

Academic Registry is responsible for the verification of awards, which are often requested by potential employers or government organisations in the form of a reference request.

To have a former student's qualification verified or to request for a reference please complete our form.

You'll need to provide the following information so that the request can be dealt with as promptly as possible:

  • Family name of the graduate
  • Forename(s) of the graduate
  • Graduate's date of birth
  • Student number (if known)
  • Faculty/Department/School
  • Degree programme/Award title
  • Year of graduation
  • Your contact details

If you wish to confirm a former student's study dates you will need to provide us with authorisation from the student in question. Please attach this to your email.

Other information you may find useful

Check a certificate is authentic

Get proof you were a student at Bath

Get a copy of your certificate

Academic decision-making for taught degrees. How we made academic decisions to award our degrees, and the actions we took in light of COVID-19 disruption in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years.

Academic decision-making 2022/23. How we made academic decisions to award our degrees during the national marking and assessment boycott in the 2022/23 academic year.


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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