Pickle says… You may have read that my big sister Lea SMASHED her Uni interview last week, and was offered an unconditional place for September. It is a very nerve wracking time, and having been through it twice now with both my sisters, Mummy has some Top Tips for a Uni interview….
You have made your shortlist of two or three University courses and places, and now have your Uni Interview invitations coming in. It is a huge leap into the unknown, and one of the biggest decisions you will make in your career as you begin adult life. BUT try to keep calm and not worry too much. There are always Plan B Alternatives.
You will have been doing all you can academically to get the best grades in college, so the interview is a chance for you to sell yourself. AND, don’t forget, a chance for the Uni to impress you too!
Top tips for Your Uni Interview:
- Make sure the course you are applying for accepts Student Finance grants as payment (if you are applying for financial help) – not every one does. You should be able to check online. Check before you accept the interview or start making plans.
- Be prepared. Check, double and triple check, the interview date, time and location. Check which campus it will be held at. Ask or research the nearest train / tube station or car park if necessary.
- Accept the interview offer by email / phone, whichever they have asked for. Make sure you do this by any set deadline.
- Allow yourself plenty of time to get there – if possible ask your parent(s) or another adult to take you.
- Take time to read and reread what is required of you at the interview. Many Uni’s now have You Tube videos talking you through the interview process.
- If, like Lea you need to take any instruments or equipment make sure they are tuned / charged etc.
- Think about any questions you have for the Uni. This might include questions about accommodation and finance. Write them down, or save as a note on your phone. There are no such thing as stupid questions, you have never done this before!
I hope these Top Tips for Your Uni Interview will help you if you have an interview coming up!