Dr. Christopher L. Colvin

Queen's Management School
Queen's University Belfast
185 Stranmillis Road
Belfast BT9 5EE

+44 (0)28 9097 4735
+44 (0)28 9097 4201
+44 (0)7736 970 597





Requesting an academic reference

I will only write academic references for my current undergraduate students if:

You expect to achieve at least a 2.1 on your degree overall;
You provide me with an electronic transcript of all the module grades you have achieved to date;
You outline the purpose of the reference and why you wish me to be your referee; and
You detail who the reference should be sent to, and by when.

I may ask students requesting a reference to come and talk to me about their career plans.

I may write references for former students who did not quite achieve a 2.1, but only if they provide me with a clear justification for their degree performance and explain their career goals.


I am on research leave between August 2018 and July 2019.

If you wish to get hold of me, please email me.

However, I will not be in Belfast for much of the academic year and so I may not be able to meet in person.