Hi there, I have an interview next week for the Pathway to Arts degree programme. My area of interest is psychology. Has anyone been through this process and attended an interview? Any informaation would be appreciated. Thanks
That's great information. Thank you so much. Did you go on to the pathway in the end?
That sounds great! I hope to graduate with a degree in psychology. If I am offered a place, I plan on taking psychology, social anthropolgy and modern history for my first year (timetable permitting of course). Can I ask, if I am passing all subjects but I am getting better grades in say history, will I be "forced" to complete my degree in that subject or will I be allowed to continue with my choice of psychology? Thank you for answering all of my questions. I really want to study at St Andrews but I am struggling with my perceived risk of studying a general degree.
Thank you, your information is really really helpful. I am in Glenrothes and I am studying HNC Social Sciences at Fife College just now. My course covers all of the subjects that I want to study at St Andrews and I am achieveing really good marks this year so I am hoping that it sets me up well.
My interview is on Friday and I have exams today, tomorrow and Wednesday so I will definitely be glad when this week is over! Did it take long after your interview to find out that you were being offered a place? I have offers from all of my other choices now but I am led to believe that St Andrews are always last!
I am the same, St Andrews is my first choice but I have been told to prepare myself for a long wait. I have offers from Dundee, Stirling and Abertay. Dundee is my second choice. They are looking for a B for my end of year exams, which is what St Andrews are asking for too. Fingers crossed! If all else fails, I have been offered direct entry to second year at Abertay just for a pass haha. I feel sick at the thought of this interview but I am going to try and not think about it and just focus on making sure I am well prepared. It's hard not to get in an anxious state when something matters a lot though!
I plan on leaaving super early for that exact reason and I believe there are road works at the Old Course. Thank you for your input. You have cleared up the concerns that I had. Hopefully I will be joining you at St Andrews in the very near future.
Had my pathway interview on Monday, though for sciences not arts.
The two people interviewing me were relaxed, and very nice. One was the pro dean of science, the other was director of UK admissions.
I was overcome with nerves and struggled to answer some of the questions in the best way I could have done. Tripped over my words, etc. May have ruined my chances.
So my advice to anyone attending one of these interviews is try to stay calm and see it less of an interview, more of two people getting to know you. Have some basic knowledge of the university in general and the course, i.e what the pathway is (read the webpage). Know your reasons for wanting to go to St Andrews, and show passion for the subjects you plan to choose.