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Interview advice

Congratulations on receiving your invitation to attend an interview. We want this experience to be an enjoyable and safe one, which is why our interviews are designed with you in mind. On the day you will attend your interview virtually, from the comfort and safety of your own home. 

We have pulled together key information, top tips and guidance on what to expect in the guides below.

Important things to consider

  1. What can I do to prepare for my interview?

    Before your interview, you will be emailed a Microsoft Teams invitation. Please accept this and make note of the date and time.

    We advise that you familiarise yourself with Microsoft Teams before your interview to avoid any last minute panics on the day.

    Aside from course specific preparation you may also wish to:

    1. Organise a practice interview for yourself. Ideally the person interviewing you will be a teacher/ careers adviser. If this is not possible it is usually better to use someone who isn’t a close friend or family member as this will help you to gain experience talking about yourself and your work.
    2. Review your personal statement. Think about how you might expand on what you have written if asked to discuss in more detail.
  2. What happens if I am running late on the day?

    We know that delays are sometimes unavoidable so if you are running late on the day, please contact us on +44 (0)116 207 8443 as soon as you are able to and let us know. If you expect to be significantly late, we may be able to offer an alternative date. However, due to limited dates and popularity of the course this may not always be possible.
  3. What should I remember when preparing for my interview?

    1. Conduct yourself professionally and adhere to a smart dress code
    2. Ensure that your laptop/computer and phone are fully charged and you have access to a power supply if your device is battery powered.
    3. Make sure you have tested your equipment to make sure it works and that you have a quiet space for your Microsoft Teams interview to take place.
    4. Have a read of our course pages to help you prepare for and anticipate interview questions.
  4. What should I remember during my interview?

    1. Listen and consider your responses, try to ensure that you are not just giving yes/no answers.
    2. If you don’t understand a question, don’t guess, politely ask the interviewer to rephrase or clarify.
    3. Be enthusiastic – admissions tutors will be looking for applicants who share their enthusiasm for the subject.
    4. Remember that you have been invited to the interview as you have already shown potential so try to relax, smile and be confident.