Top Tips for Your Uni Interview

Top Tips for Your Uni Interview


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….

Top Tips for Your 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:

  1. 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.
  2.  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.
  3. Accept the interview offer by email / phone, whichever they have asked for. Make sure you do this by any set deadline.
  4. Allow yourself plenty of time to get there – if possible ask your parent(s) or another adult to take you.
  5. 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.
  6. If, like Lea you need to take any instruments or equipment make sure they are tuned / charged etc.
  7. 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!


  1. Great tips! I remember when I went to my uni interview, many years ago. Mine was actually a group interview which helped ease my nerves.

  2. These are such good tips! I think the one about allowing loads of time is so important, as there’s nothing worse than being stressed about running late or actually being late!

  3. These are some great tips! Making sure you know exactly where to go and that you are fully prepared is key as most uni campuses are huge x
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  4. Excellent tips! I’m a long way off the university days thankfully…I wonder what it’ll be like when Luke is old enough to attend! I didn’t know that some uni courses didn’t accept student grants!

  5. Great tips, I can remember how nerve-wracking it all was and dreading going through it with my kids!

  6. I remember applying for university and it seemed so scary but your sister will love it. Being prepared always helps with an interview and of course staying calm.

  7. Having questions for the uni is definitely important and make sure you are prepared. I was so nervous for my uni interview but it’s actually fine… everyone is in the same boat and they understand that. Relax 🙂 ! x
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