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Thank you for your application for a place on the above course and congratulations on being selected for interview. Please read the instructions below carefully and ensure you prepare appropriately.

What will happen at the interview?

The interview will begin with a short Maths and English test, followed by a personal interview. You can try a short demo of the Maths test online.

Please allow sufficient time for travel; if you are more than 10 minutes late you will NOT be interviewed.

What do I need to bring to the interview?

Please bring the following - one original of:

  • Photographic ID – e.g. passport, driving licence    
  • Original certificates for any qualifications already achieved    

NB: You won’t be turned away if you don’t have your certificates yet.  But you will NOT be interviewed if you do not have your photo ID.

How to find us

On arrival please come to the ground floor reception in Allerton building, Frederick Road M6 6PU. Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information:  Allerton is number 17 on the map.  Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found on our website:  and will be displayed in the car parks.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly

Can't make your interview date

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date however we cannot guarantee this.  Please contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

When will I be informed of my decision?

Though some applicants will be informed of decisions shortly following interview, some decisions will not be available until the end of March.  If you are interviewed after March we will inform you of our decision prior to the next UCAS deadline.  All decisions will be made available  via UCAS track.

Any offer of a place will be conditional upon the University’s receipt of:

  • Satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check (If you have any concerns regarding this please discuss these at the interview)  
  • Satisfactory health screening  
  • Satisfactory references (if not provided prior to interview)  
  • Successful completion and proof of required entry qualifications  

Queries

If you have any further questions or require any further information, please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545.

Thank you for your application for a place on the above course and congratulations on being selected for interview. Please read the instructions below carefully and ensure you prepare appropriately.

What will happen at the interview?

The interview will begin with a short Maths and English test, followed by a personal interview. You can try a short demo of the Maths test online.

Please allow sufficient time for travel; if you are more than 10 minutes late you will NOT be interviewed.

What do I need to bring to the interview?

Please bring the following - one original of:

  • Photographic ID – e.g. passport, driving licence.  
  • Original certificates for any qualifications already achieved.  

NB: You won’t be turned away if you don’t have your certificates yet.  But you will NOT be interviewed if you do not have your photo ID.

How to find us

On arrival please come to the ground floor reception in Allerton building, Frederick Road M6 6PU. Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information:  Allerton is number 17 on the map.  Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found online: and will be displayed in the car parks.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

Can't make your interview date

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date however we cannot guarantee this.  Please contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

When will I be informed of my decision?

Though some applicants will be informed of decisions shortly following interview, some decisions will not be available until the end of March.  If you are interviewed after March we will inform you of our decision prior to the next UCAS deadline.  All decisions will be made available via UCAS track.

Any offer of a place will be conditional upon the University’s receipt of:

  • Satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check (If you have any concerns regarding this please discuss these at the interview)
  • Satisfactory health screening
  • Satisfactory references (if not provided prior to interview)
  • Successful completion and proof of required entry qualifications

Queries

If you have any further questions or require any further information, please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545.

Thank you for your application for a place on the above course and congratulations on being selected for interview. Please read the instructions below carefully and ensure you prepare appropriately.

What will happen at the interview?

The interview will begin with a short Maths and English test, followed by a personal interview. You can try a short demo of the Maths test online.

Please allow sufficient time for travel; if you are more than 10 minutes late you will NOT be interviewed.

What do I need to bring to the interview?

Please bring the following - one original of:

  • Photographic ID – e.g. passport, driving licence  
  • Original Certificates for any qualifications already achieved  

NB: You won’t be turned away if you don’t have your certificates yet.  But you will NOT be interviewed if you do not have your photo ID.

How to find us

On arrival please come to the ground floor reception in Allerton Building, Frederick Road M6 6PU. Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information:  Allerton is number 17 on the map.  Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found online:  and will be displayed in the car parks.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

Can't make your interview

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date however we cannot guarantee this.  Please contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

When will I be informed of my decision?

Though some applicants will be informed of decisions shortly following interview, some decisions will not be available until the end of March.  If you are interviewed after March we will inform you of our decision prior to the next UCAS deadline.  All decisions will be made available via UCAS track.

Any offer of a place will be conditional upon the University’s receipt of:

  • Satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check (If you have any concerns regarding this please discuss these at the interview)
  • Satisfactory health screening
  • Satisfactory references (if not provided prior to interview)
  • Successful completion and proof of required entry qualifications

Queries

If you have any further questions or require any further information, please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545.

Thank you for your application for a place on the above course and congratulations on being selected for interview. Please read the instructions below carefully and ensure you prepare appropriately.

What will happen at the interview?

The interview will begin with a short Maths and English test, followed by a personal interview.

Please allow sufficient time for travel; if you are more than 10 minutes late you will NOT be interviewed.

The Interview will take place throughout the morning with the last interview finishing at 2pm.

What do I need to bring to the interview?

Please bring the following - one original of:

  • Photographic ID – e.g. passport, driving licence  
  • Original Certificates for any qualifications already achieved  

NB: You won’t be turned away if you don’t have your certificates yet.  But you will NOT be interviewed if you do not have your photo ID.

How to find us

On arrival please come to the ground floor reception in Allerton Building, Frederick Road M6 6PU. Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information:  Allerton is number 17 on the map.  Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found online:  and will be displayed in the car parks.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

Can't make your interview date

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date however we cannot guarantee this.  Please contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

When will I be informed of my decision?

Though some applicants will be informed of decisions shortly following interview, some decisions will not be available until the end of March.  If you are interviewed after March we will inform you of our decision prior to the next UCAS deadline.  All decisions will be made available via UCAS track.

Any offer of a place will be conditional upon the University’s receipt of:

  • Satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check (If you have any concerns regarding this please discuss these at the interview)
  • Satisfactory health screening
  • Satisfactory references (if not provided prior to interview)
  • Successful completion and proof of required entry qualifications

Queries

If you have any further questions or require any further information, please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545.

Thank you for applying for a place on this course and congratulations on securing a telephone interview. Please read the following instructions carefully, and make sure you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at the interview?

The interview will typically take 15-20 minutes. The focus of the interview is on your interest in being a professional counsellor, your experience of helping people and your reflections on your own process of personal development. It is therefore not an interview about your academic knowledge but rather focuses on the experience you will be bringing to counselling training.

Please note, all our offers are conditional on the outcome of an extended CRB/DBS checking process that we organise once students have enrolled in September. If you are aware of any issues that would arise in undertaking a CRB/DBS check it is helpful to discuss these during your interview as this can avoid delays closer to the start date for the course.

Can’t make your interview date

If you have any queries regarding your interview, or if this date is not suitable please contact the enquiries team on 0161 295 4545. Please note that if you do not attend your interview without rescheduling, you may not be offered a second interview date. Please check the details which are held on your UCAS application are correct and if not please update these a minimum of a week before the interview date and time.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If no longer wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number, so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email, we will then make your application unsuccessful on UCAS.

Any offer of a place will be conditional upon our receipt of:

  • A satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check (If you have any concerns about this, please discuss these at your interview)
  • Satisfactory health screening
  • Satisfactory references (if not provided before your interview)
  • Successful completion and proof of the required entry qualifications

Queries

If you have any further questions or require any further information, please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545.

Thank you for your application for a place on the above course and congratulations on being selected for interview. Please read the instructions below carefully and ensure you prepare appropriately.

What will happen at the interview?

The interview will start with a maths test and lead on to a written test, a group activity, a role play, followed by a series of individual interview questions.

What do I need to bring to the interview?

Please bring the following original documents:

  • Photographic ID – e.g. passport, driving licence    
  • Original Certificates for any qualifications already achieved    

NB:  If you are still studying, you will not have all your certificates yet but you should bring along the certificates for qualifications already achieved.  You will NOT be interviewed if you do not have your photo ID.    

How to find us

On arrival please come to the ground floor reception in Allerton Building, Frederick Road M6 6PU. Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information:  Allerton is number 17 on the map.  Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found online: and will be displayed in the car parks.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date however we cannot guarantee this.  Please contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

When will I be informed of my decision?

We can usually inform you of interim decisions the day following your interview. (Remember it’s important that your contact information is kept up to date).

All decisions, with full details of any conditions will be made available via UCAS track.

Any offer of a place will be conditional upon the University’s receipt of:

  • Satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check (If you have any concerns regarding this please discuss these at the interview)    
  • Satisfactory health screening    
  • Satisfactory references (if not provided prior to interview)    
  • Successful completion and proof of required entry qualifications    

Queries?

If you have any further questions or require any further information, please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545.

Thank you for your application for a place on the above course and congratulations on being selected for interview. Please read the instructions below carefully and ensure you prepare appropriately.

What will happen at the interview?

The interview will include a written test, a group activity, a role play, and a series of individual interview questions.

Please allow sufficient time for travel, if you are more than 10 minutes late you will NOT be interviewed.

The interviews will finish by 4.30 pm at the latest.

What do I need to bring to the interview?

Please bring the following- Original and one photocopy of:

  • Photographic ID – e.g. passport, driving licence  
  • Original Certificates for any qualifications already achieved  

NB: You won’t be turned away if you don’t have your certificates yet.  But you will NOT be interviewed if you do not have your photo ID.

How to find us

On arrival please come to the ground floor reception in Allerton Building, Frederick Road M6 6PU. Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information:  Allerton is number 17 on the map.  Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found online:  and will be displayed in the car parks.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date however we cannot guarantee this.  Please contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

When will I be informed of my decision?

We can usually inform you of interim decisions the day following your interview. (Remember it’s important that your contact information is kept up to date).

All decisions with full details of any conditions will be made available via UCAS track.

Any offer of a place will be conditional upon the University’s receipt of:

  • Satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check (If you have any concerns regarding this please discuss these at the interview)  
  • Satisfactory health screening  
  • Satisfactory references (if not provided prior to interview)  
  • Successful completion and proof of required entry qualifications  

Queries

If you have any further questions or require any further information, please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545.

Thank you for your application for a place on the above course and congratulations on being selected for interview. Please read the instructions below carefully and ensure you prepare appropriately.

What will happen at the interview?

The interview will include a written test, a group activity, a role play, and a series of individual interview questions.

Please allow sufficient time for travel, if you are more than 10 minutes late you will NOT be interviewed.

The interviews will finish by 4.30 pm at the latest.

What do I need to bring to the interview?

Please bring the following- Original and one photocopy of:

  • Photographic ID – e.g. passport, driving licence  
  • Original Certificates for any qualifications already achieved  

NB: You won’t be turned away if you don’t have your certificates yet.  But you will NOT be interviewed if you do not have your photo ID.

How to find us

On arrival please come to the ground floor reception in Allerton Building, Frederick Road M6 6PU. Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information:  Allerton is number 17 on the map.  Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found online:  and will be displayed in the car parks.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to make your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date however we cannot guarantee this.  Please contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

When will I be informed of my decision?

We can usually inform you of interim decisions the day following your interview. (Remember it’s important that your contact information is kept up to date).

All decisions with full details of any conditions will be made available via UCAS track.

Any offer of a place will be conditional upon the University’s receipt of:

  • Satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check (If you have any concerns regarding this please discuss these at the interview)
  • Satisfactory health screening
  • Satisfactory references (if not provided prior to interview)
  • Successful completion and proof of required entry qualifications

Queries

If you have any further questions or require any further information, please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545

Top 10 Interview Tips

  • Number 1

    Be prepared

    It might be the scout motto, but it also applies to interview situations too. Look carefully through any material that’s sent to you before the interview, so you know what to expect when you arrive.

  • Number 2

    Plan your journey

    Make sure you know where you are going, how you are travelling, and how long it will take. Try to arrive at least 15 minutes early and have our contact details handy in case you need to get in touch.

  • Number 3

    Bring what you need

    Don’t forget to bring any documents you might need, including ID, a passport sized photo, certificates or a portfolio.

  • Number 4

    Do your homework

    Research your course and our University. Read the syllabus and think about what in particular interests you. Read around the subject you’re applying for – in newspaper articles, the internet, or professional publications. We don’t expect you to be an expert (yet!), but we do want to see your enthusiasm.

  • Number 5

    Get personal

    Read over your personal statement. It’s likely that we’ll ask you questions about this in your interview, so review what you have said and make sure you’re prepared to answer questions about it.

  • Number 6

    Practice makes perfect!

    Ask a teacher or careers adviser to give you a mock interview. For extra practice, get a friend or someone you trust to ask you more difficult interview questions.

  • Number 7

    Be yourself…

    We want to know what makes you tick. Tell us why you’re passionate about your subject and why you want to study at the University of Salford. Remember, we want to hear from you – so don’t swallow a thesaurus, put it in your own words.

  • Number 8

    …but also your best self

    Be relaxed but stay professional. Think about what you’re wearing and what it says about you. For professional courses, smart attire is expected.

  • Number 9

    Ask Us Anything

    Listen carefully to what the interviewer is saying and don’t be afraid to ask questions. It’s a good idea to come prepared with a list of questions to ask about your course and the University.

  • Number 10

    Contact us

    If you need to speak to us before your interview or on the day, call 0161 295 4545 or tweet us @SalfordUni