University Of Bedfordshire Nursing Interview

University Of Bedfordshire Nursing Interview

Preparing for your interview

Know yourself

  • Consider your strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify accomplishments you are proud of. Why are you proud of them? How did you evaluate these accomplishments?
  • Have you developed any new skills that will help support your application? If so, how did you develop these?
  • Be able to articulate why you are interested in this field of study. What led to an interest in this area? What are your long-term goals?

Know the course

  • Research your chosen area of study thoroughly
  • Ensure that you are aware of any new developments in your field
  • You may be asked to express your views on current affairs, so make sure that you know what’s happening in the news
  • Read through your personal statement and any other correspondence that you have sent to the university
  • Research the University (especially course content and key staff)

General tips

  • What time is your interview? How long will you have?
  • Check the location of the building – is there parking or good transport connections?
  • Decide what to wear in advance.

First impressions count!

  • Do not be late – if exceptional circumstances occur, contact Admissions urgently to confirm if there is still time for you to complete your interview
  • Walk into a room confidently, making eye contact
  • Firm handshake
  • Smile
  • Introduce yourself, if given the opportunity

 What are the interviewers looking for?

  • Your ability to communicate (articulate, clear thinking).
  • Your commitment to university, the course and subject (highly motivated, clear commitment, passion for the subject).
  • Preparation and readiness to study (awareness of study commitment and organisational ability).
  • Assessment of suitability for the course (strong potential to succeed).

Body language

  • Use eye contact
  • Be aware of your posture and don’t fidget
  • Be positive
  • Nod to show that you are listening
  • In a group situation, make sure you contribute but always give others a chance to have their say too
  • Try to be yourself

Answering questions

  • Speak clearly
  • Listen to the question being asked and ensure that you answer it
  • Do not just answer yes or no – expand on your answer
  • Show what you know – try and incorporate information about the university and the course into your answers
  • If you get flustered, take a breath and start again
  • Try to consider why you are being asked a certain question
  • Most of all, good luck!