Your university interview, a big part of your application!
Interviews are a crucial part of the admissions process in Universities and Colleges in the UK, and you need to be ready for it.
They want to confirm you are the right candidate for their institution and for that course; therefore, you can start by taking a closer look at your Statement and bear in mind what you wrote there.
It may be a good idea to go on the university’s website and explore a bit of the reason why that particular institution raised your interest. Is it the campus? Is it a good reputation? The variety of subjects you’re going to take? Compliment them in the process; they will like that!
Start by making some research on typical questions for the University Admission Interviews. Write down your answers to the same questions and practice by reading them out loud. Don’t memorise them; otherwise, you’ll get stuck if they ask something else that you didn’t expect.
Examples of questions:
- What is your most significant achievement so far?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
- Why do you want to take this course?
- What do you like the most about this institution?
There’s a reason why you should go back to your Personal Statement and read it very carefully. Universities often ask questions based on your Motivation Letter, Reference Letter, CV, Portfolio.
Examples of questions based on Reference Letter:
- Why did you decide to take an after school course in Informatics?
- Was your volunteer work relevant to your growth as a person?
- Why do you say that Business is a constantly changing subject?
This is the perfect chance to shine and let the university know you’re the right candidate for this course. Demonstrate your knowledge on the subject you’re about to take. Mention the players in the industry, the works that you love, the recent advances in the field, and how they influenced you. Also, talk about your previous work experiences (if you have) and what impact they had on the way you perceive the subject you selected to study for the next three years of your life.
Make sure the person who is interviewing you understands the passion you have and how you’ll turn your motivation to be a very dedicated student.