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Forensic science and criminal investigation

Hi,
I am hoping to go for Forensic science and criminal investigation at UCLAN Preston for this year in sept. I am wondering if anyone could help me with the interview process is there any question from your interview you guys have had that will help me prepare? I do get a little nervous in interviews so it will really help me on what questions maybe asked.
Thank you :smile:
Original post by Anonymous
Hi,
I am hoping to go for Forensic science and criminal investigation at UCLAN Preston for this year in sept. I am wondering if anyone could help me with the interview process is there any question from your interview you guys have had that will help me prepare? I do get a little nervous in interviews so it will really help me on what questions maybe asked.
Thank you :smile:
Hi Anon,

How are you?

Firstly it's great to see that you are interested in our BSc (Hons) Forensic Science & Criminal Investigation course here at UCLan! 😊

Although I haven't been through this interview myself, I want you to know that it's completely normal to feel nervous before your interview. Here are some general interview tips I'd like to share and I hope you find helpful.

Prior to you interview, have a reread of your personal statement and think about why you have chosen to apply for our Forensic Science & Criminal Investigation course. This is something the interviewers will be keen to understand. Check out some frequently asked interview questions then prepare and memories your answers, you may benefit from doing a mock interview with a friend or family member as this will help build confidence in responding out loud.


I would make sure you arrive a bit early to your interview to avoid any panic about being late due to things like traffic. If your interview is in person, plan ahead and know exactly where you need to go. If your interview is online, make sure you have your computer and camera all set up and that you have a strong Wi-Fi connection.

During your interview whether it be online or in person, it's important to watch your body language. It sounds simple but sitting up straight and maintaining good eye contact with your interviewer will show that you are confident and engaged.

When asked questions at your interview, take your time and don't be afraid to ask the interviewer to repeat any questions you don't understand.

It's useful to prepare some questions that you want to ask the interviewer and take a pen and notepad in case you want to write anything down during the interview.


Most importantly, enjoy it. I know it can be difficult but the more relaxed you are the better you will interview. Remember this is your time to show why you want to study here at UCLan.


I hope this helps and do let me know if you have any questions. 😊

Wishing you all the best,
Sarah
Dental Students, University of Central Lancashire
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Original post by UCLan Ambassador
Hi Anon,
How are you?
Firstly it's great to see that you are interested in our BSc (Hons) Forensic Science & Criminal Investigation course here at UCLan! 😊
Although I haven't been through this interview myself, I want you to know that it's completely normal to feel nervous before your interview. Here are some general interview tips I'd like to share and I hope you find helpful.

Prior to you interview, have a reread of your personal statement and think about why you have chosen to apply for our Forensic Science & Criminal Investigation course. This is something the interviewers will be keen to understand. Check out some frequently asked interview questions then prepare and memories your answers, you may benefit from doing a mock interview with a friend or family member as this will help build confidence in responding out loud.


I would make sure you arrive a bit early to your interview to avoid any panic about being late due to things like traffic. If your interview is in person, plan ahead and know exactly where you need to go. If your interview is online, make sure you have your computer and camera all set up and that you have a strong Wi-Fi connection.

During your interview whether it be online or in person, it's important to watch your body language. It sounds simple but sitting up straight and maintaining good eye contact with your interviewer will show that you are confident and engaged.

When asked questions at your interview, take your time and don't be afraid to ask the interviewer to repeat any questions you don't understand.

It's useful to prepare some questions that you want to ask the interviewer and take a pen and notepad in case you want to write anything down during the interview.


Most importantly, enjoy it. I know it can be difficult but the more relaxed you are the better you will interview. Remember this is your time to show why you want to study here at UCLan.


I hope this helps and do let me know if you have any questions. 😊
Wishing you all the best,
Sarah


Oh thank you so much, yeah I think practicing will help me be less nervous!, I will stick to these tips, thank you for the help. It’s just when I’m in that setting my mind goes blank I do memories what I am going to say, I think it’s if a different sort of question comes up and I’m like oh god, yes practicing will help me I think!
Have a nice evening :smile:
Original post by Anonymous
Oh thank you so much, yeah I think practicing will help me be less nervous!, I will stick to these tips, thank you for the help. It’s just when I’m in that setting my mind goes blank I do memories what I am going to say, I think it’s if a different sort of question comes up and I’m like oh god, yes practicing will help me I think!
Have a nice evening :smile:
Hi Anon,

I'm glad to hear you have found these tips useful. 😊

Practising through your answers is a great way to build up confidence ahead of your interview, if you can find someone that can help you do a mock interview, this can be really helpful in your preparation. Sometimes reading things out loud can help you remember them better, so it's worth a try.

Try to relax during your interview and listen carefully to the questions being asked taking your time when answering. If you're unsure it's okay to ask for the question to be repeated. Remember that the interview is also for you to learn more about the course and UCLan so don't be afraid to ask your own questions. 😊

All the best,
Sarah
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