Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter

    I got pregnant whilst I was at college doing an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science for Healthcare Practitioners).
    My end goal was to go to Sheffield Hallam and study to become a paramedic.
    Being a single mum has proved much more difficult that I thought it would, so I ended up getting a steady 9-5 admin job because you know... bills and life and all that.

    Now that my little boy is 4 and at school, I’ve finally taken the plunge and decided it’s time for me to get back into education and start where I left off.
    Unfortunately, the reality is that the working hours of paramedics are not going to allow me to pursue my original dream.
    I’ve applied for MPharm Pharmacy with a Foundation Year at the UEA and have been invited for an interview.

    I am now starting to panic a bit because I honestly have no clue how to sell myself when it comes to education. I’ve been to plenty of job interviews and internal promotion interviews, but never a university interview.

    What kind of questions do I need to prepare for and will there be a maths/ chemistry test?
    (Also, at the risk of sounding cheeky, what’s the best way of answering any likely questions that are going to be asked?)
    •  Official Rep

     Official Rep
    Hi ViktoriaSophiaa_, first of all - congratulations on your interview! :clap2:

    Please don't panic - our academics in the School of Health Sciences are incredibly friendly. As part of our selection process on the Applicant Day there will be three different activities: an interview, a demonstration and a group exercise. You don’t need to prepare or bring anything with you, we will give you all the information you need on the day. These activities take about an hour in total.

    Our FAQs here should explain more about the day itself

    I hope this helps!

    - Laura, UEA Official Rep
What's the best type of cheese?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.