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    (Original post by yelm)
    Hey guys, i have my interview on Tuesday. Wanted to know from those who have already had their interview, did you shake the interviewers hands? Because a current student told me that you weren't required to do so. So can someone reply please? Thank you
    Hey. It is honestly up to you, if you'd like to then do, but you are definitely not expected to, they didn't put their hand out or anything. I would be extremely surprised if the interviewers put any basis on whether you shook their hand or not. Just do whatever you would do naturally
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    (Original post by Nightwing_)
    Hey. It is honestly up to you, if you'd like to then do, but you are definitely not expected to, they didn't put their hand out or anything. I would be extremely surprised if the interviewers put any basis on whether you shook their hand or not. Just do whatever you would do naturally
    Be careful with giving people this advice as part of the interview score is from communication. Even though shaking the interviewer's hand is optional and a small thing, I'd say do everything you can to maximise your scores, and that's one very simple thing that could go a long way. Even if they don't put out their hand, put yours out to introduce yourself. Also make sure you make eye contact with the interviewers when speaking to them. Again, obvious & simple, but you want to do as well as possible! They're looking to see if you're the kind of person they'd want to employ.

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    (Original post by BlueSheep32)
    Be careful with giving people this advice as part of the interview score is from communication. Even though shaking the interviewer's hand is optional and a small thing, I'd say do everything you can to maximise your scores, and that's one very simple thing that could go a long way. Even if they don't put out their hand, put yours out to introduce yourself. Also make sure you make eye contact with the interviewers when speaking to them. Again, obvious & simple, but you want to do as well as possible! They're looking to see if you're the kind of person they'd want to employ.

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    Ok, I can see the basis for your opinion. I'm also fully aware some of the marks are based on communication, so you are definitely right about making eye contact, being friendly and professional. However if the OP feels strongly enough about hand shaking to ask on here, one might assume that they are maybe anxious about doing this. I was just trying to put them at ease as it is most definitely not essential to the interview, in my view. Telling someone they really should shake someone's hand could possibly cause unnecessary anxiety which could be detrimental to the overall interview.
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    (Original post by Nightwing_)
    Ok, I can see the basis for your opinion. I'm also fully aware some of the marks are based on communication, so you are definitely right about making eye contact, being friendly and professional. However if the OP feels strongly enough about hand shaking to ask on here, one might assume that they are maybe anxious about doing this. I was just trying to put them at ease as it is most definitely not essential to the interview, in my view. Telling someone they really should shake someone's hand could possibly cause unnecessary anxiety which could be detrimental to the overall interview.
    No, it's not essential, but to be honest shaking hands with them actually put me at ease because I think just sitting down without doing it and introducing myself properly would have made me feel awkward. I'm just saying it's a very simple gesture that can go a long way, and I was told that by all of the people I went to for advice on the interview.

    If you do feel anxious about shaking hands with the interviewers OP then that's OK, don't do it, but I think it is quite a good thing to do if you can.
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    I've seen this asked a few times but haven't seen an answer yet, where are you guys parking?

    Also, am I understanding correctly that the day consists of 4, 10 minute interviews with breaks of a couple of minutes between them. My email said to allow 4 hours for the day, but I can't understand why it would take so long. Have peoples interviews started on time?

    Cheers
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    (Original post by carranty)
    I've seen this asked a few times but haven't seen an answer yet, where are you guys parking?

    Also, am I understanding correctly that the day consists of 4, 10 minute interviews with breaks of a couple of minutes between them. My email said to allow 4 hours for the day, but I can't understand why it would take so long. Have peoples interviews started on time?

    Cheers
    Hey. I didn't park, but have seen people say they parked at the stadium, there was a large carpark with plenty of space right in front of the entrance, so probably a good idea.

    You are exactly correct to think that is what the day consists of and you are free to go immediately afterwards. I think I got there maybe an hour before the interview and left straight after, so was there 2 hours maximum. They like you to be there at least 20 mins beforehand as they give you a brief explanation of what happens and you also have to register, so I would give it half an hour, any more than that and you'll be sat waiting. But there is a large waiting room with others there and plenty of water to drink so if you are early it's not too bad.

    p.s. yes as far as I could tell they kept pretty much to time, the interviews are strictly not allowed to run over so this should never be a problem unless there is some sort of unforeseen circumstance
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    Does anyone know what the clinical engineering programme is like?
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    did my interview yesterday for med phys. It went bad all my hopes for this year are gone. Best of luck to all with their interviews.
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    (Original post by sharpsri)
    did my interview yesterday for med phys. It went bad all my hopes for this year are gone. Best of luck to all with their interviews.
    It's not over until it's over!! I've heard people say they did badly in interviews so many times and still got the job and med phys has the most places, you're still in with a chance!
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    (Original post by Nightwing_)
    It's not over until it's over!! I've heard people say they did badly in interviews so many times and still got the job and med phys has the most places, you're still in with a chance!
    Thanks nightwing. But I dont think i survived the speciality and the values station. It was the hardest. I could not even comprehend the questions in the later station.
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    So when we get ranked for our preferences is that just from interview or does the short-listing score count too?? Wondered why they haven't published the short-listing scores yet.
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    (Original post by Nightwing_)
    So when we get ranked for our preferences is that just from interview or does the short-listing score count too?? Wondered why they haven't published the short-listing scores yet.
    It's just based on the interview score. They publish the shortlisting scores a few months later, I think it was July time they put ours up, but you can pay to get your interview feedback & the interviewer's comments & get it earlier once the offers are out.
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    (Original post by sharpsri)
    Thanks nightwing. But I dont think i survived the speciality and the values station. It was the hardest. I could not even comprehend the questions in the later station.
    I know exactly how you feel. My family keep insisting I don't know until the offers are out, but I've never screwed anything up as badly as my specialism station in that interview. I could barely answer a single question. I'm over it now anyway I hope you're feeling okay now. There's always next year and there's also more to life than the STP! Everything will work out
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    Hey there,

    Just wondered what sort of stuff the cardiac science folk have been revising. I've been finding it difficult to know what to focus on. Genomics seemed easier in a way. I know cardiac scientists do a lot of echocardiography, but I wouldn't have thought we would be asked to analyse images as the majority of us won't ever have actually seen a heart ultasound before!!

    Obviously I know none of us have interviewed yet, so no one is going to have any real answers just kind of wondered. I've been mainly looking at heart function and common problems, but to be honest it feels a bit basic!!!

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    (Original post by nymv)
    Biochemistry and Immunology done...waiting game now. Ahhh. Hope all the time and effort we've all invested into the application will pay off Best of luck to everyone else with the interviews x
    Hi there,

    Can I please ask what your qualifications and experiences are?

    Unfortunately, I only made it to shortlist reserve this year for Clinical Immunology. I'm hoping to pursue the correct path in order to strengthen my application next year

    Any information would be fantastic.

    Thanks,
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    (Original post by sharpsri)
    Thanks nightwing. But I dont think i survived the speciality and the values station. It was the hardest. I could not even comprehend the questions in the later station.
    What time did you get interviewed yesterday? Just curious because I was in the 3.40 group.

    Man, I know how you feel. I don't think I did horrendously at any of them but I was very average. The specialism one was the worst for me too. :/

    Edit: quoted wrong person oops
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    This is a question to past applicants. I had my interview for Clinical Biochemistry and was told we find out 9th May. Did you find out on the day they said or earlier? Thankssss
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    (Original post by k3ro)
    What time did you get interviewed yesterday? Just curious because I was in the 3.40 group.

    Man, I know how you feel. I don't think I did horrendously at any of them but I was very average. The specialism one was the worst for me too. :/

    Edit: quoted wrong person oops
    Hi mate, mine was at 11:15. looking back at it I might have scored a 0 or 1 in the values station for sure. How many questions did you get asked in the speciality station?
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    (Original post by cazzzzo)
    This is a question to past applicants. I had my interview for Clinical Biochemistry and was told we find out 9th May. Did you find out on the day they said or earlier? Thankssss
    Hey, not sure how many previous applicants check on here pal, might be worth just looking over previous year's threads if you are keen to know
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    so.. what does "interview compete" mean? is this just a general thing that goes up for everyone after the interview?

    i got quite excited when i saw it no longer said interview booked haha
 
 
 
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