Who can I use as a reference?

posted
16-Apr-20, 18:41
by LS932
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posted about 1 month ago
Hello!

I am applying for a PhD which requires two references. I have secured one but am unsure of who to use as the other. Can I use someone from my undergraduate degree, even though that's where my PhD would be based? Also does it matter than its been 3 years since I graduated?

Thank you
posted
16-Apr-20, 21:10
by pm133
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posted about 1 month ago
Yes you can use someone from your undergrad department regardless of where the PhD is taking place. That's what I did.
I don't see any need to worry about the 3 year gap.
posted
16-Apr-20, 21:59
edited about 11 seconds later
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posted about 1 month ago
Totally! Both of my PhD references were from the same department, and one of them was the actual potential supervisor!

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