Can anyone give me tips for pharmacy university interviews?

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I'm new to this website so I don't really know how these forum things work, but I am currently doing my A-levels and applying for Pharmacy at uni. I'm really anxious about the interviews, especially the numeracy stations. So, if anyone is anxious like me or can give me tips for a successful interview, it would be very much appreciated
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I'm new to this website so I don't really know how these forum things work, but I am currently doing my A-levels and applying for Pharmacy at uni. I'm really anxious about the interviews, especially the numeracy stations. So, if anyone is anxious like me or can give me tips for a successful interview, it would be very much appreciated
Hi!

Firstly, welcome to TSR! Secondly, I have moved your thread to the 'Pharmacy' forum. Hopefully, you'll get more responses.

Here is also a link to the 2022 Pharmacy thread:
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=7115114

Feel free to ask anything on that thread.

Good luck with your application and interviews! :woo:
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make notes
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Hi!

Firstly, welcome to TSR! Secondly, I have moved your thread to the 'Pharmacy' forum. Hopefully, you'll get more responses.

Here is also a link to the 2022 Pharmacy thread:
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=7115114

Feel free to ask anything on that thread.

Good luck with your application and interviews! :woo:
Thank you so much!!
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Thank you so much!!
No problem! :hugs:
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I'm new to this website so I don't really know how these forum things work, but I am currently doing my A-levels and applying for Pharmacy at uni. I'm really anxious about the interviews, especially the numeracy stations. So, if anyone is anxious like me or can give me tips for a successful interview, it would be very much appreciated
Hi there.

Welcome to TSR as 5hyl33n has said.

Gaining work experience in a pharmacy would be a great place to start. If you do have any small, local pharmacies don't be afraid to approach them and ask as they'd be more willing to accept you than larger chains such as Boots. For interviews I recommend you know the importance of team work and confidentiality in pharmacy and you can demonstrate your understanding of this through giving examples of why they are important from your work experience.

As for numeracy, I think that knowing your simple GCSE equations, unit conversions, interpreting data from graphs and charts etc. would be a good starting point. Don't be afraid to miss Qs and come back to them to help build your confidence in the given time.

Best wishes.
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are we allowed to have notes in the interview?
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Hi there.

Welcome to TSR as 5hyl33n has said.

Gaining work experience in a pharmacy would be a great place to start. If you do have any small, local pharmacies don't be afraid to approach them and ask as they'd be more willing to accept you than larger chains such as Boots. For interviews I recommend you know the importance of team work and confidentiality in pharmacy and you can demonstrate your understanding of this through giving examples of why they are important from your work experience.

As for numeracy, I think that knowing your simple GCSE equations, unit conversions, interpreting data from graphs and charts etc. would be a good starting point. Don't be afraid to miss Qs and come back to them to help build your confidence in the given time.

Best wishes.
Thank you so much! This really calmed me, I thought universities would give me difficult numeracy/chemistry questions
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Hi there.

Welcome to TSR as 5hyl33n has said.

Gaining work experience in a COMMUNITY pharmacy would be a great place to start.

Best wishes.
This is great advice as this is most likely what you'll be doing after you finish your degree so you can see if this is really what you want to do for 40 hrs a week for the rest of your life.
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This is great advice as this is most likely what you'll be doing after you finish your degree so you can see if this is really what you want to do for 40 hrs a week for the rest of your life.
Oh thank you! I will try to get in contact with pharmacies ASAP
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