Still planning on applying this year but UCAS has changed and it irks me. You now need your reference completed before you can send your application if you applying independently so I am waiting on that. I think it used to be you just needed it confirmed but now it needs to be all done.
I have sent off Fourth Monkey and got a date for that and I will update you on UCAS shortly. I am going away next week for a few days so I am hoping to have it done by then so I can send it off before the deadline! I have three days before the deadline when I get back so it should be okay just may have some late dates!
I would not recommend this technique at all but I am doing my best with what I have given myself.