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    Hey! I'm in sixth form and I have applied for midwifery at Cardiff, South Wales, Swansea, and Bristol.
    Has anyone got any midwifery interview tips? I have an interview at Bristol in 2 weeks and need some help!
    Also, has anyone had any offers from Cardiff or South Wales ? As I really want to go there
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    Hey! I'm in sixth form and I have applied for midwifery at Cardiff, South Wales, Swansea, and Bristol.
    Has anyone got any midwifery interview tips? I have an interview at Bristol in 2 weeks and need some help!
    Also, has anyone had any offers from Cardiff or South Wales ? As I really want to go there
    Hi, katiesussexxx Some tips for you!!!

    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.

    Also, have you has interviews, or do you have upcoming interviews or awaiting responses? Let me know how it goes, I have applied for Adult Nursing for Sept 2017 entry and currently have a confirmed unconditional place at London South Bank University, I know it's different to your course but does follow similar principles referring to the NHS Values, NMC Code, NHS Constitution and of course the 6C's.

    Hope you hear from the universities soon, hope you get your first choice too!!! Good luck on your studies too!!!
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    katiesussexxx Any joy after interview?
 
 
 
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