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    Hiya. Basically I need some help. Iv got my first ever university interview on Tuesday at Exeter university to do a diagnostic radiography course. Exter is the one i really want to go to and i dont want to mess it up!

    I dont really know what kind of questions they are going to ask me and im getting a bit nervous about it.

    Has anybody already been to an radiography interview or got any tips on what they are going to ask me about? Just so i have a basic idea of some of the questions, it would really help me out ...
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    1. Exeter insist you have at least a week's work experience so they're going to ask about any placements you've done.

    2. Most universities will want to know what your motivations are, and most applicants will list what they like about radiography and why they think it's of benefit to others.

    3. Think about your past studies and relate them to the practice of radiography. Science subjects lend themselves well to the profession. Arts subjects don't, but the interviewers may be impressed, for instance, if you can relate how the analytical skills you developed in history will help you to study and be diligent when qualified.

    4. Give it your best and don't worry too much. Good luck!
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    People who have had Radiography interviews at University of Bradford or other Universities or advice from anyone will be very much appreciated.

    Basically I have a Radiography interview at University of Bradford in March. I know typical questions such as “Why have you chosen to Study Radiography?” will probably be asked. The thing I am concerned about is that on the interview letter it’s stated that....

    There will be a short Maths Test,
    A short comprehension Test,
    A group task.

    I have no idea what kinds of questions are going to be on these tests, so if anyone has any similar experiences please help!! :confused:

    Also any advice on how to go about a group interview will again be very much appreciated
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    Hi everyone,

    Has anyone had their interview for radiography at CCCU?
    I have mine on weds 29th feb for Medway April 2013.

    Be great to hear from you
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    Hi all,

    Any prospective students applying to the Medway campus to study radiography for April 2013?

    Be great to hear from you.

    Nikki
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    i was at the bradford university interview last year,, the short maths and english test is very easy , its basic gcse level tests, u just need a calculator to answer the questions for maths. for the english test u will have to describe an x ray room to a blind person . it is very easy and also the group task consists of the interviewers throwing an envelope and one of you will have to reach out and extract the papers from the envelope and do it collectively , very easy!
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    The start of another era of diagnostic radiographers
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    What a levels subject do you need for diagnostic radiography
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    Subscribing to this thread.

    If anyone has questions about radiography as a career I'll try to help.
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    (Original post by Vivaviolin77)
    What a levels subject do you need for diagnostic radiography
    Requirements vary by university. Minimum is generally one science subject, but I'd personally go for two seeing as it's a BSc.
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    I was told around 50% of the time you are in a work setting, do you get payed for this? Is the course substantially different from a social point of view because of this compared to other uni courses (not around the campus often etc)? Is is possible to go into graduate medicine if you so wish following a diagnostic radiography degree? Also an insight into your opinion of the course would be great as currently I'm not sure whether diagnostic radiography or biomedical science is for me.

    Cheers.
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    (Original post by Nathan2995)
    I was told around 50% of the time you are in a work setting, do you get payed for this?

    No. There is talk of changing it so that students are paid at the level of Band 4 while on placement, but this would replace the current bursary scheme and wouldn't come in for a few years.

    Is the course substantially different from a social point of view because of this compared to other uni courses (not around the campus often etc)?

    Sort of. While you're at uni it's the same as any other course. When you're out on placement, obviously it's a little different, but it won't stop you socialising completely.

    Different unis organise placement in different ways. Some have zero placement in the first year and stack it up in the second and third years, while others have equal amounts of university and placement through all three years. Depending on the kind of social life you expect to have, one of these may be more suitable than the other.


    Is is possible to go into graduate medicine if you so wish following a diagnostic radiography degree?

    Yes, but you'd probably need a 2.1 or better.

    Also an insight into your opinion of the course would be great as currently I'm not sure whether diagnostic radiography or biomedical science is for me.

    In that case I would suggest arranging some work experience, as it's very difficult to say whether it's suited to you or not. I enjoy radiography because it combines biology, physics and technology. I also like the style of working - you spend less time with more patients during a day, and you'll rarely be stuck in the same room for a whole day.

    The course itself is focused on human anatomy and physiology, with a little bit of radiation physics. Other modules focus on image interpretation, professional development, and working with other professions.


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    Hey, Im hoping to apply for Radiography, just go my AS results and got BBD, quite dissapointed but theres nothing i can do! Do you think thses grades will be good enough to even be noticed for an offer? I REALLY like Cardiff!
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    (Original post by sophie15)
    Hey, Im hoping to apply for Radiography, just go my AS results and got BBD, quite dissapointed but theres nothing i can do! Do you think thses grades will be good enough to even be noticed for an offer? I REALLY like Cardiff!
    You should be fine if you can turn them around for A2. What subjects are they in?
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    (Original post by FXX)
    You should be fine if you can turn them around for A2. What subjects are they in?
    Biology, Chemistry and English Language. The D was in Chemistry
    Thanks for the reply!
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    (Original post by FXX)
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    Thanks for the advice I'm awful at making decisions lol :/ I assume the physics part of radiography isn't too mathsy? I haven't taken physics at A level due to all of the complex equations etc it's just not really my thing (same with maths) :P although physics as a whole does interest me XD I think the anatomy side of it appealed to me more, and the variety of different cases you'd get in the job every day
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    What grades are suitable for applying for diagnostic radiography I am a as student ?
    isnplace,ents on weekends or is there a specific day to do it?
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    (Original post by Nathan2995)
    Thanks for the advice I'm awful at making decisions lol :/ I assume the physics part of radiography isn't too mathsy? I haven't taken physics at A level due to all of the complex equations etc it's just not really my thing (same with maths) :P although physics as a whole does interest me XD I think the anatomy side of it appealed to me more, and the variety of different cases you'd get in the job every day
    In first year the physics is pretty superficial and there isn't any maths to it. In lectures you'll invariably be taught more than you need to know out in practice. I think it's more to help you understand why radiation can be dangerous and what you can do to minimise radiation doses, rather than testing you on your knowledge of radiation physics (if you get what I mean )

    When you get on to other modalities, the physics gets a bit more complex, particularly in MRI. They build you up slowly over the three years though so you should be able to keep up.
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    (Original post by FXX)
    Subscribing to this thread.

    If anyone has questions about radiography as a career I'll try to help.
    Now this may seem nieve but I am genuinely quite curious, would you perhaps walk us through a "normal" day? Roughly outlining the different tasks you perform?

    I'd highly appreciate it!
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    (Original post by Vivaviolin77)
    What grades are suitable for applying for diagnostic radiography I am a as student ?
    isnplace,ents on weekends or is there a specific day to do it?
    For the first question, considering the question you asked earlier, I'd suggest looking at some university websites and seeing what their entry requirements are.

    Placements make up 50% of the course and are Monday-Friday. Some universities grant you one study day/half-day per week to give you a chance to get some written work done (I used it to earn some money). In second and third year you'll probably be expected to get 'out of hours' time in, which is any time outside the normal 9-5 Mon-Fri working day - evenings, weekends and nights.

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