Preparing for university interviews

We are in the middle of our interview preparation courses for UK universities so it is the right time to let you know what to prepare so you're ready on the day!


Answers to prepare:

  • Why this course?

  • Why this university?

  • Why this subject?

  • Why should we give you a place over someone else?

  • What is different about you?

  • What do you like doing in your spare time?

  • What do you like about your subject?

  • How can you prove your passion?

  • Tell us about a time where you learnt something by yourself

  • How do you cope with revision and exams?

  • Do you think your predicted grades are a good representation of your abilities?

  • Tell us about a time you failed at something

  • Tell us about something you’ve read recently that you found interesting

  • What do you think is the most impressive thing in your personal statement?

Good questions to ask:

All interviewers ask the dreaded question: 'Have you got any questions for us?' You'll need to prepare some intelligent questions so you don't look like a rabbit in headlights when they inevitably ask it! Here are a few gems to take with you:

  • What are you researching at the moment?

  • Why would you recommend this course?

  • What is the weekly structure of work when studying here?

  • What are my specialisation options in the final years?

  • What type of practicals/large projects will I have the opportunity to experience here?

  • Will I have the opportunity to be part of any research whilst studying here?

Good luck with the interviews and as always, if you need any advice, get in touch!