Thanks popoporoo. U got offered a place at uclan didnt you for sept 11.
thats what im hopin for. Applied at edge hill aswel but not heart anything yet.
Uclan my first choice tho. looking for a challenging career, active and rewarding, and id b living at uni so hopefully everything will run smoothly.
did they ask any questions that were tricky or that they want a really good reply to?
Aye I did, edge hill are apparently giving their decisions around the 29th of april. Nope it wasn't as intense as I thought it was going to be like scenarios etc, it was more get to know me orientated questions, very laid back. That's why I think they care more about whether you can cope on the course, rather than trying to test your interviewing skills. I mean I was very nervous, they could probably tell and so I just apologised and they were very understanding. Just make sure you know the role of an odp inside and out aha! Honestly, its nothing to worry about x
Oh inno u prob already kno this but dress smartly, smile n make eye contact and whatever you do don't be late!! And even though your nervous try n be chatty to the others, in that I think they want someone with a friendly personality n a gsoh. x
Hi Geets, i had a interview at UCLAN on the 7th of April and have just found out that i have a unconditional offer yaaaaaay The interview is really relaxed, just be yourself, relax and try to come across as a friendly person. The questions aren’t that hard either it was just things like; first tell us a bit about yourself hobbies etc. Why do you want to be a ODP? Why do you think you would be a good ODP? Make sure you know the role of a ODP inside out, and make sure you have thought about finance, travelling to the hospital etc, to make sure they know that you are serious about a place. And finally the dexterity test, it is nothing to worry about they take apart a laryngoscope in front of you and ask you to put it back together, but don’t worry if you cant work it out the main thing that they are looking for is that you stay calm and think about it logically and don’t panic!! But I’m sure you will be able to do it.
Congrats Hwiginall! Ill be seeing you in sept! Just wanted to say to geets, gl on your upcoming interview and check out youtube videos on how to build a laryngoscope. Shows you on there how to take it apart and back together. Also odp talk forum is a great place, google it. Got loads of helpful peeps, student odps and qualified. Got in depth information on the roles too. x
Hi all, I have an interview at University of Leicester on 19th july to start in October. I actually bricking it! This was not my first choice as a profession and only applied recently, so i would love any information or links you ladies have found that would enable me to do well at this interview. I also have no experience just an access course that i finished recently with merit's and distinction's. All i know about this interview is that it consists of 6 10min interviews.I think this is a bit daunting and like speed dating as in that i dont think I will be able to show the best of me to 6 different people.
Well done on getting an interview, hope it all goes well for you.
I did a bit of research of the course and roll of an ODP. I found the site "ODP Talk" helpful. They have a forum etc, don't know if your aware of it. I believe there is another one, but unsure of it's name.
Just do your homework.......10 mins for an interview is not alot of time. Sounds similar to the one I had at UCLAN. Wasn't for me though.
I've secured a place at Staffs Uni, starting March 2012.