how do you stand out at a uni interview?
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- Thread Starter
- 07-01-2017 18:12
- 07-01-2017 19:07
You just need to be yourself and put forward your passion for why you want to do the course you've applied for.
No one can tell you what they're going to ask etc or how to answer. Only you know why you want to do what you want to do.
Just keep up to date with local health news and relax!
And fyi you don't need to create multiple threads for the same type of question.
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- 15-02-2017 23:22
na287 Here's some tips!!!
In terms of interview preparation, I would say firstly relax and don't let your nerves define you as a person. Yes we are all humans and nerves are natural but go into your interview with enthusiasm and a clear open mind.
Easier said than done right! Well here's some news for you. My first interview was the hardest one because I didn't know what to expect but when I sat my literacy and numeracy test I did the best I could to the best of my knowledge and ability. That's all we can do right! When I got through to interview stage I was over the moon and I knew It wasn't over yet I still had to prove myself.
Depending on the course you have applied for, I would advise you to research the role of a nurse/ midwife/ ODP and know it enough to answer any question about the subject and use your transferable skills and personal qualities and skills. Research the specific skills, qualities and personality of your chosen career. Look at what's going in the media for instance shortage of beds in many hospitals at the moment what are the implications of this on patients/ staff, the local community for instance. Know your subject inside and out. They are not expecting you to be an expert but it's useful to know and understand the demands and pressures of a nurse/ midwife and so on.
Another thing every university is different some will adopt a traditional interview style/ group exercise or an MMI - multiple mini interview or selection days. It's useful to know which style you will have to attend. Think about the questions you might be asked and situations that you might encounter working in the healthcare environment. Youtube is a good source or Google for looking for common interview techniques or questions.
Also, there are forums which discuss specific universities which may help you on your journey, I hope my response was helpful.
Finally, go into your interview knowing what you want and don't leave with anything less than an offer!
Take all your passion with you, you will be fine, we all have nerves just use it to your advantage!!! Keep us updated on your journey!!!
- 20-02-2017 18:44
na287 Any luck with interviews? Which branch of Nursing did you apply to, did you apply for other universities, any joy?
- 25-02-2017 17:53
@na287 have you been to the middlesex university interview if so what were the questions and interview style they used?