University Of Chichester Interview
Will I be called for interview/audition?
Practice varies from course to course. For some courses, such as Teacher Training, Social Work, Counselling, Early Childhood, Dance, Fine Art, Music, Musical Theatre, PE and Theatre, applicants who have made a good application and meet the relevant admissions criteria are called for interview/audition. For other courses, a decision will be based on the application form. If your application is successful (without an interview), you will normally be invited to attend a post application admissions day, so you will have the opportunity to see the campus and meet tutors and support staff. We strongly recommend you visit the universities you are thinking of studying at, in order to help you make the right choice for you.
Teacher education interviews
The interview is designed to assess the applicant’s suitability for the teaching profession, as well as academic ability. All applicants will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of professional requirements and an awareness of current educational issues. To fulfill this requirement, you will need to have spent, at the very least, two weeks observing/helping out in a UK state school within the last two years before you apply.
Social work interviews
The interview is designed to assess the applicant’s suitability for the social work profession. It is expected that most, but not all, students will have significant experience of a statutory care agency or voluntary/private organisation providing a social work or social care service.
Auditions may involve a workshop approach and / or candidates may be asked to prepare a set piece in advance and asked to perform the piece in front of a group. The workshop approach allows applicants to demonstrate how they work with others and how they respond to direction.
Fine Art applicants will be required to provide a portfolio of work. Sketch books and preparatory workings are as important as finished pieces.