Birmingham City University Interview
Does the thought of an interview bring you out in a cold sweat?! Don’t worry!
Charlotte Watkivs, our Schools and Colleges Liaison Event Assistant, has put together her top 10 tips to help calm your nerves and make the whole process a lot easier!
Charlotte’s top tips
If for any reason you can’t make your interview date. Get in touch with us immediately so we can make alternative arrangements with you. We wouldn’t want you to miss out!
Plan your journey
Plan your journey in advance and carry your contact details with you should you be late, this will help avoid extra stress on the day.
Bring all your required documents including your personal statement. This is something you don’t want to forget.
Read your personal statement
Ensure you have reviewed your personal statement as you may be asked to expand further on something you have said.
Be clued up
Before your interview observe the world around you. Tutors may ask you questions around current affairs related to your subject area so make yourself aware and knowledgeable.
Big yourself up!
What are your strengths? Are you a team player, have excellent communication or organisation skills? Where you can, make sure you support your claims with examples.
Get into the zone
Ask your teacher, adviser or family member to have a mock interview with you. Questions you may be asked are why you chose that course and what you enjoy most about your current studies.
Get your questions ready
Prepare some questions to ask your interviewer about your course. This will show that you have a genuine interest in the subject.
No jeans or trainers!
Remember to dress smartly, it gives a good impression and shows you mean business. This means no jeans or trainers boys and girls!
Most of all enjoy it, you have put in all that hard work. It’s your time to shine!
Don’t share too much info
We understand that some of you might want to help your friends and others with their upcoming interviews by posting the interview questions online; that’s very thoughtful of you!
But… if others are having time to prepare their answers where you didn’t, this puts you at a disadvantage. Also, it makes it hard for us to recruit fairly and responsibly.
So just a note to say don’t do yourself out of a place with your selflessness, keep those questions close to your chest and get offered your place fairly and squarely. Oh, and good luck!