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Write A Reference

The leaflet 'Writing References' is intended to meet the needs of academic staff in the College who are confronted with the task of providing references for current and past students. It was originally written by staff at the University of London, Careers Service but has been adapted and reproduced under licence by the Careers Advisory Service at Trinity College.

In the light of recent decisions of the Information Commissioner, staff should be aware of the view of the College's Information Compliance Committee that it is not possible to give a guarantee of confidentiality to a reference author even where he or she is outside the jurisdiction of the Freedom of Information Acts.

The leaflet is restricted to TCD staff.

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