Preparing for a university interview

Some of our schools interview applicants, either formally or informally. Our interviews usually run through the recruitment cycle.

Firstly, if you've been invited to an interview - congratulations! You've already shown in your application that you're a promising applicant with the potential to meet our entry requirements. 

An interview is a chance for the department to get to know you better, and learn more about:

  • your abilities, experience and knowledge.
  • your interest in the course.
  • you as a person - your interests, motivations and ambitions.

Your interview is also a fantastic opportunity for you to find out more about the course and department and decide whether it's the right fit for you.

We have provided course level information in the sections below.  Simply select your course to find out more about what to expect and what you may need to prepare for your interview.

Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health and Social Work

Our Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health and Social Work interviews will be held online via Microsoft Teams, but don’t worry – you don’t need any special computer or software. The links below are guides for joining via a PC/Laptop or Mobile although I would encourage you, where possible, to use a PC/Laptop to join the meetings.


Open days

Stoke-on-Trent campus

Stoke-on-Trent campus

Centre of Excellence Stafford

Stoke-on-Trent campus

University of the Year

Edufuturist Awards 2021

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

Top 20 for Job Prospects

Student Crowd Universities Awards 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022


QS Star Ratings 2021