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Interviews, portfolios and specialist applications

Some institutions/courses will invite you to an interview as part of the application process. This might be because it is a particularly competitive or popular course or institution, or because the course requires a particular skill set. Here are some top tips for interviews, portfolios and specialist applications.

  • Do your research… into your subject area and institution you are applying to. You might do this by looking on the university website or using tools like UCAS. You can also find opinions and perspectives from current students on websites like The Student Room.

https://digital.ucas.com/search

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/


  • Do your research… in person. Attend the Open Day to hear from the Course tutors what they are looking for when prospective students submit examples of their work. In the current situation there is a call for digital portfolios; present a range of well documented work.


https://www.opendays.com/

  • Do your research… before your interview. Consider the interview questions you may be asked and what answers you will give. Have a practice interview and rehearse what you will say about your practice to anyone who will listen!

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/applying-for-university/getting-into-university/preparing-for-a-university-interview

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