Health and society assessments and interviews

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Meeting our applicants is one of the best parts of our jobs as admissions tutors in the School of Health and Society. Normally, we'd be welcoming you onto campus for a face to face interview, where we’d provide you with an overview of the course and take you around our amazing facilities on the Frederick road campus before the interview for your chosen course.

However, whilst our campus is open, and we’re teaching face-to-face, we need to reduce the volume of people so that we can keep our staff, students and visitors as safe as possible we are having to do things slightly differently this year.

To find out what you need to do, we have put together some course specific guidance below as well as some useful FAQs to help you take the next steps in your application process.  

Select your course

BSc (Hons) Nursing RN Children and Young People (B702)

In order to assess your suitability for the course we require you to complete an online assessment.  We have devised several questions, like those that you would have been asked at your interview.  You don’t need to revise for this assessment just prepare as if you were attending an interview.  You will not be asked to complete a Math or English test as part of this.    

Online Assessment - You will have two weeks in which to submit this assessment. Once you commence the online assessment you will have 60 minutes to complete five questions and you will only have one attempt, so it is important you make sure to schedule this for a suitable time when you will not be disturbed. The use of Internet or shared answers will be detected and no marks will be awarded in these situations. You can access this on a smartphone but we would recommend you use a laptop or desktop computer if possible. If you do need more time to submit the assessment please email cypnursingadmissions@salford.ac.uk prior to your deadline. We may not be able to give extra time to complete this due to the UCAS deadlines so please ensure you contact us as soon as possible if you have any problems.  

How do I access the assessment? 

The link to your assessment is contained in the first email that we sent you to.  Please use the email address that you applied through UCAS to log into the assessment.   

You will also need your application ID number to hand.

What do I do if I have any technical difficulties? 

If you have any technical issues whilst trying to complete the test, please email enquiries@salford.ac.uk

If you have a reasonable adjustment plan in place, please email this over to us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk and we can send you a link to allow for additional time during the assessment.   

What happens once I have completed my assessment? 

Once we have received your assessment it will be passed to the course tutor for review. We will then aim to give you a decision within four weeks and this will be updated on UCAS. 

We do urge you not to share this information with other applicants as you will be putting them at an advantage over your own application.  

Failure to complete this assessment will lead to your application being withdrawn so please do make sure you get in touch if you have any problems completing this at all. 

BSc (Hons) Children and Young Peoples Nursing with a Health Care Foundation Year (B706)

In order to assess your suitability for the course we require you to complete an online assessment. We have devised several questions, like those that you would have been asked at your interview.  You don’t need to revise for this assessment just prepare as if you were attending an interview. You will not be asked to complete a Math or English test as part of this.    

Online Assessment - You will have two weeks in which to submit this assessment. Once you commence the online assessment you will have 60 minutes to complete five questions and you will only have one attempt, so it is important you make sure to schedule this for a suitable time when you will not be disturbed. The use of Internet or shared answers will be detected and no marks will be awarded in these situations. You can access this on a smartphone but we would recommend you use a laptop or desktop computer if possible. If you do need more time to submit the assessment please email cypnursingadmissions@salford.ac.uk prior to your deadline. We may not be able to give extra time to complete this due to the UCAS deadlines. There are five questions in total and the time limit is restricted to one hour.  

How do I access the assessment? 

The link to your assessment is contained in the first email that we sent you to. Please use the email address that you applied through UCAS to log into the assessment.   

You will also need your UCAS ID number handy.

What do I do if I have any technical difficulties? 

If you have any technical issues whilst trying to complete the test, please email enquiries@salford.ac.uk

If you have a reasonable adjustment plan in place, please email this over to us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk and we can send you a link to allow for additional time during the assessment.   

What happens after I have completed my assessment? 

We aim to give you a decision within two weeks of your assessment deadline. The decision will be updated on UCAS.  

We do urge you not to share this information with other applicants as you will be putting them at an advantage over your own application.  

Failure to complete this assessment will lead to your application being withdrawn.  Good luck with your assessment.  

In order to assess your suitability for the course we require you to complete an online assessment.  We have devised several questions, like those that you would have been asked at your interview.  You don’t need to revise for this assessment just prepare as if you were attending an interview.  You will not be asked to complete a Math or English test as part of this.    

Online Assessment - Once you commence the online assessment you will have 60 minutes to complete five questions and you will only have one attempt, so it is important you make sure to schedule this for a suitable time when you will not be disturbed. You can access this on a smartphone but we would recommend you use a laptop or desktop computer if possible. You will have two weeks in which time to complete this assessment, if however, you do need more time please email cypnursingadmissions@salford.ac.uk prior to your deadline. We may not be able to give extra time to complete this due to the UCAS deadlines so please ensure you contact us as soon as possible if you have any problems.  

How do I access the assessment? 

The link to your assessment is contained in the first email that we sent you to.  Please use the email address that you applied through UCAS to log into the assessment.   

You will also need your application ID number to hand.

What do I do if I have any technical difficulties? 

If you have any technical issues whilst trying to complete the test, please email enquiries@salford.ac.uk

If you have a reasonable adjustment plan in place, please email this over to us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk and we can send you a link to allow for additional time during the assessment.   

What happens once I have completed my assessment? 

Once we have received your assessment it will be passed to the course tutor for review. We will then aim to give you a decision within four weeks and this will be updated on UCAS. 

We do urge you not to share this information with other applicants as you will be putting them at an advantage over your own application.  

Failure to complete this assessment will lead to your application being withdrawn so please do make sure you get in touch if you have any problems completing this at all. 

BSc (Hons) Accelerated Nursing - Children and Young People (B771)

In order to assess your suitability for the course we require you to complete an online assessment.  We have devised several questions, like those that you would have been asked at your interview.  You don’t need to revise for this assessment just prepare as if you were attending an interview.  You will not be asked to complete a Math or English test as part of this.    

Online Assessment - You will have two weeks in which to submit this assessment. Once you commence the online assessment you will have 60 minutes to complete five questions and you will only have one attempt, so it is important you make sure to schedule this for a suitable time when you will not be disturbed. The use of Internet or shared answers will be detected and no marks will be awarded in these situations. You can access this on a smartphone but we would recommend you use a laptop or desktop computer if possible. If you do need more time to submit the assessment please email cypnursingadmissions@salford.ac.uk prior to your deadline. We may not be able to give extra time to complete this due to the UCAS deadlines so please ensure you contact us as soon as possible if you have any problems.  

How do I access the assessment? 

The link to your assessment is contained in the first email that we sent you to.  Please use the email address that you applied through UCAS to log into the assessment.   

You will also need your application ID number to hand.

What do I do if I have any technical difficulties? 

If you have any technical issues whilst trying to complete the test, please email enquiries@salford.ac.uk

If you have a reasonable adjustment plan in place, please email this over to us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk and we can send you a link to allow for additional time during the assessment.   

What happens once I have completed my assessment? 

Once we have received your assessment it will be passed to the course tutor for review. We will then aim to give you a decision within four weeks and this will be updated on UCAS. 

We do urge you not to share this information with other applicants as you will be putting them at an advantage over your own application.  

Failure to complete this assessment will lead to your application being withdrawn so please do make sure you get in touch if you have any problems completing this at all. 

BSc (Hons) Nursing: RN Mental Health (B760)

In order to assess your suitability for the course we require you to complete an online assessment.  We have devised several questions, like those that you would have been asked at your interview.  You don’t need to revise for this assessment just prepare as if you were attending an interview.  You will not be asked to complete a Math or English test as part of this.    

Online Assessment - You will have two weeks in which to submit this assessment. Once you commence the online assessment you will have 60 minutes to complete seven questions and you will only have one attempt, so it is important you make sure to schedule this for a suitable time when you will not be disturbed. The use of Internet or shared answers will be detected and no marks will be awarded in these situations. You can access this on a smartphone but we would recommend you use a laptop or desktop computer if possible. After 5pm on the 19 April 2021 you will not be able to access the assessment, however if you need any additional time please email us on mhnursingadmissions@salford.ac.uk prior to your deadline, to discuss this further. 

How do I access the assessment? 

The link to your assessment is contained in the first email that we sent you to. Please use the email address that you applied through UCAS to log into the assessment.   

You will also need your application ID number to hand.

What do I do if I have any technical difficulties? 

If you have any technical issues whilst trying to complete the test, please email enquiries@salford.ac.uk

If you have a reasonable adjustment plan in place, please email this over to us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk and we can send you a link to allow for additional time during the assessment.    

What happens after I have completed my assessment? 

Once we have received your assessment it will be passed to the course tutor for review. We will then aim to give you a decision within four weeks and this will be updated on UCAS. 

We do urge you not to share this information with other applicants as you will be putting them at an advantage over your own application.  

Failure to complete this assessment will lead to your application being withdrawn so please do make sure you get in touch if you have any problems completing this at all. 

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing with a Health Care Foundation Year (B763)

In order to assess your suitability for the course we require you to complete an online assessment.  We have devised several questions, like those that you would have been asked at your interview.  You don’t need to revise for this assessment just prepare as if you were attending an interview.  You will not be asked to complete a Math or English test as part of this.    

Online Assessment - You will have two weeks in which to submit this assessment. Once you commence the online assessment you will have 60 minutes to complete seven questions and you will only have one attempt, so it is important you make sure to schedule this for a suitable time when you will not be disturbed. The use of Internet or shared answers will be detected and no marks will be awarded in these situations. You can access this on a smartphone but we would recommend you use a laptop or desktop computer if possible. After 5pm on the 19 April 2021 you will not be able to access the assessment, however if you need any additional time please email us on mhnursingadmissions@salford.ac.uk prior to your deadline, to discuss this further. 

How do I access the assessment? 

The link to your assessment is contained in the first email that we sent you to. Please use the email address that you applied through UCAS to log into the assessment.   

You will also need your application ID number to hand.

What do I do if I have any technical difficulties? 

If you have any technical issues whilst trying to complete the test, please email enquiries@salford.ac.uk

If you have a reasonable adjustment plan in place, please email this over to us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk and we can send you a link to allow for additional time during the assessment.    

What happens after I have completed my assessment? 

Once we have received your assessment it will be passed to the course tutor for review. We will then aim to give you a decision within four weeks and this will be updated on UCAS. 

We do urge you not to share this information with other applicants as you will be putting them at an advantage over your own application.  

Failure to complete this assessment will lead to your application being withdrawn so please do make sure you get in touch if you have any problems completing this at all. 

BSc (Hons) Accelerated Nursing: RN Mental Health (B772)

In order to assess your suitability for the course we require you to complete an online assessment.  We have devised several questions, like those that you would have been asked at your interview.  You don’t need to revise for this assessment just prepare as if you were attending an interview.  You will not be asked to complete a Math or English test as part of this.    

Online Assessment - You will have two weeks in which to submit this assessment. Once you commence the online assessment you will have 60 minutes to complete seven questions and you will only have one attempt, so it is important you make sure to schedule this for a suitable time when you will not be disturbed. The use of Internet or shared answers will be detected and no marks will be awarded in these situations. You can access this on a smartphone but we would recommend you use a laptop or desktop computer if possible. After 5pm on the 19 April 2021 you will not be able to access the assessment, however if you need any additional time please email us on mhnursingadmissions@salford.ac.uk prior to your deadline, to discuss this further.  

How do I access the assessment? 

The link to your assessment is contained in the first email that we sent you to. Please use the email address that you applied through UCAS to log into the assessment.   

You will also need your application ID number to hand.

What do I do if I have any technical difficulties? 

If you have any technical issues whilst trying to complete the test, please email enquiries@salford.ac.uk

If you have a reasonable adjustment plan in place, please email this over to us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk and we can send you a link to allow for additional time during the assessment.    

What happens after I have completed my assessment? 

Once we have received your assessment it will be passed to the course tutor for review. We will then aim to give you a decision within four weeks and this will be updated on UCAS. 

We do urge you not to share this information with other applicants as you will be putting them at an advantage over your own application.  

Failure to complete this assessment will lead to your application being withdrawn so please do make sure you get in touch if you have any problems completing this at all. 

BSc (Hons) Midwifery (B720)

We would like to invite you to an online interview using our virtual classroom 'Collaborate’.

How do I access my online interview? 

You can access your interview from the link on the initial email that we have sent you.

What do I need to do to prepare and bring?

Prior to your interview you will be asked to complete a piece of written work. This will be emailed to you five days before your interview and needs to submit to midwiferyadmissions@salford.ac.uk before your scheduled interview. Please also include a picture of your photo ID, such as a driving licence or passport. Pictures will be checked at your interview, so please make sure you have access to a camera on your computer. 

You will not need to show us your certificates at the interview stage; we only examine certificates for those students who are made an offer post interview. 

We recommend you access the interview using Google Chrome on a desktop computer or laptop however it is possible to access the system on a tablet or smartphone. When you sign into the room please enter your full name.

What will happen at my interview?

Your interview will consist of a group activity lasting around 20 minutes. The interviewer panel may consist of lecturers, clinicians, service users and students.

What will I be assessed on?

You will be assessed on: 

  • Your passion for the career of midwifery
  • Knowledge of the course
  • Knowledge of the role of a midwife
  • The values you demonstrate in your responses
  • Your interpersonal skills

Individual scores will be calculated based on your responses. There is no individual interview for this course. 

What do I do if I have any technical difficulties? 

If you experience any difficulties during your interview please refer to the FAQ's below and if the issue continues please email enquiries@salford.ac.uk  

What happens after I have completed my interview? 

Please note that this is an extremely popular course, and in some cases we may hold applications until the 15 January equal consideration deadline, to ensure fair and equal treatment of all on-time applicants. Once we have made a decision this will be updated on UCAS.  

We do urge you not to share this information with other applicants as you will be putting them at an advantage over your own application.  

BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography Interview (B821)

In order to assess your suitability for the course we require you to complete an online assessment. We have devised several questions, like those that you would have been asked at an interview. You don’t need to revise for this assessment just prepare as if you were attending an interview. You will not be asked to complete a clinical site visit for entry onto the course.   

​​​​​​Assessment 

The questions have been developed to allow us to assess your professional suitability. Each question will identify what criteria we are assessing you on. The answer boxes are sized to allow you to present a comprehensive answer to the question. There are five questions in total and the assessment is not timed.  

As we are coming towards the end of the application process, the submission deadline is this Friday 7 May at 4pm.

In completing this form, you are declaring that this is your own work. 

How do I access the assessment? 

The link to your assessment is contained in the first email that we sent you to.  

You will need your UCAS ID number to enter into the form as well.    

What do I do if I have any technical difficulties? 

If you have any technical issues whilst trying to complete the test, please email enquiries@salford.ac.uk

What happens after I have completed my assessment? 

As soon as your assessment is submitted this will be passed to the tutor for review. Please note that this is an extremely popular course, and in some cases we may hold applications. Once we have made a decision this will be updated on UCAS. If you don’t complete the assessment your application will be withdrawn.

We do urge you not to share this information with other applicants as you will be putting them at an advantage over your own application.  

Failure to complete this assessment will lead to your application being withdrawn so please do make sure you get in touch if you have any problems completing this at all.  

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (B160)

We would like to invite you to an online interview using our virtual classroom ‘Collaborate’.

How do I access my online interview? 

You can access your interview from the link on the initial email that we have sent you.

Registration for your interview will start at 9:30am or 1:30pm in the main room with all applicants due to be interviewed during that session present.  Please try to arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Following registration, we will provide details (time & URL) of a further Collaborate classroom where your individual interview will take place. Lecturers and students will be present in the main room throughout if you would like to chat about the course or have any questions.

What do I need to do to prepare and bring?

You will need to produce your photo ID during your individual interview, so please make sure you have this with you.

You will not need to show us your certificates at the interview stage; we only examine certificates for those students who are made an offer post interview. 

You can enter the collaborate main room in advance of your interview date to check your ability to access the room and set up your camera and audio. We recommend you access the interview using Google Chrome on a desktop computer or laptop however it is possible to access the system on a tablet or smartphone. When you sign into the room please enter your full name.

We have also produced a video for you watch, to help with your preparation. 

What will happen at my interview?

During your interview day you will take part in an individual interview lasting around 25 minutes. You will be interviewed by one academic plus either a current undergraduate student, a clinician or a service user. If you have a morning session the last interview should be completed by 1pm.  If you have an afternoon session the last interview should be completed by 5pm.

What will I be assessed on?

You will be assessed on: 

  • Your passion for the career of physiotherapy
  • Knowledge of the course
  • Knowledge of the role of a physiotherapist
  • The values you demonstrate in your responses
  • Your interpersonal skills

Individual interviews are scored based on your responses.

What do I do if I have any technical difficulties? 

If you experience any difficulties during your interview please refer to the FAQ's below and if the issue continues please email enquiries@salford.ac.uk  

What happens after I have completed my interview? 

We aim to give you a decision within four weeks of your interview, subject to UCAS deadlines. The decision will be updated on UCAS.  

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (B160P part-time)

We would like to invite you to an online interview using our virtual classroom ‘Collaborate’.

How do I access my online interview? 

You can access your interview from the link on the initial email that we have sent you.

Registration for your interview will start at 1.30pm the main room with all applicants due to be interviewed that day present.  Please try to arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.  Following registration, we will provide details (time & URL) of a further Collaborate classroom where your individual interview will take place. Lecturers and students will be present in the main room throughout if you like to chat about the course or have any questions.

What do I need to do to prepare and bring?

You will need to produce your photo ID during your individual interview, so please make sure you have this with you.

You will not need to show us your certificates at the interview stage; we only examine certificates for those students who are made an offer post interview. 

You can enter the collaborate main room in advance of your interview date to check your ability to access the room and set up your camera and audio. We recommend you access the interview using Google Chrome on a desktop computer or laptop however it is possible to access the system on a tablet or smartphone. When you sign into the room please enter your full name.

We have also produced a video for you watch, to help with your preparation. 

What will happen at my interview?

During your interview day you will take part in an individual interview lasting around 25 minutes. You will be interviewed by one academic plus either a current undergraduate student, a clinician or a service user. The last interview should be completed by 5pm. 

What will I be assessed on?

You will be assessed on: 

  • Your passion for the career of physiotherapy
  • Knowledge of the course
  • Knowledge of the role of a physiotherapist
  • The values you demonstrate in your responses
  • Your interpersonal skills

Individual interviews are scored based on your responses.

What do I do if I have any technical difficulties? 

If you experience any difficulties during your interview please refer to the FAQ's below and if the issue continues please email enquiries@salford.ac.uk  

What happens after I have completed my interview? 

We aim to give you a decision within two weeks of your interview. The decision will be sent to you via email.

BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation (BC96)

We would like to invite you to an online interview using our virtual classroom ‘Collaborate’.

How do I access my online interview? 

You can access your interview from the link on the initial email that we have sent you.

The session will last approximately one hour, but please be prepared for it to run slightly longer. We recommend you access the interview using Google Chrome on a desktop computer or laptop however it is possible to access the system on a tablet or smartphone. When you sign into the room please enter your full name.

You may find that you have been selected for Sport Rehabilitation interview following your application for Physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is a competitive course to gain entry on to and on this occasion your application was assessed as more suitable for our Sport Rehabilitation course. Please contact us if you do not wish to attend this interview and continue with your application.

What do I need to do to prepare and bring?

This will be a group interview with one staff member and up to six members of your potential future student year group. It will be in two stages. Please read through the following questions and be prepared to answer them during the session.  

Part one

  • Research and be prepared to discuss a ‘stinger’ injury in rugby union
  • How would this be a problem for someone that works self-employed and plays in the prop position?
  • Research and be prepared to discuss lower back pain
  • Why do so many people suffer with it in the UK?

Part two

  • What do you know about Sport Rehabilitation as a profession?
     
    • How does this differ from physiotherapy, sports therapy, strength and conditioning etc.?
       
  • Why do you wish to study Sport Rehabilitation? What is your long term goal?
  • What do you know about the professional governing body, BASRaT and what it does?
  • What do you understand by the term ‘independent learner’?
  • How do you think this relates to studying this degree at University?
  • What kind of learner are you?
  • Is there anything about university that you are apprehensive about?
  • What has been your biggest challenge to date, and how did you approach it?

What will I be assessed on?

You will be assessed on: 

  • Your passion for the career of sport rehabilitation
  • Knowledge of the course
  • Knowledge of the role 
  • The values you demonstrate in your responses
  • Your interpersonal skills.

Individual interviews are scored based on your responses and research.

We have put together some videos for you to watch in helping you prepare for your interview and to learn more about the course here at Salford.

Have a look here for how one of our students got involved with Manchester Storm Ice hockey team. 

What do I do if I have any technical difficulties? 

If you experience any difficulties during your interview please refer to the FAQ's below and if you are unable to resolve the issue please contact the admissions tutor Mike Carolan at M.D.Carolan@salford.ac.uk

What happens after I have completed my interview? 

We aim to give you a decision within four weeks of your interview, subject to UCAS deadlines and this decision will be updated on UCAS.  

MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (L55RT/D)

We would like to invite you to a telephone-based interview. 

How do I access my interview?

A member of the counselling team will contact you on the date and time that we have sent in your initial email.  We will use the telephone number provided on your application. If you have submitted your application, without a contact number please email this over to enquiries@salford.ac.uk including your student ID number and date of birth. 

What do I need to prepare for my interview?

You don’t need to prepare any additional work for your interview.  We would recommend reading through your supporting statement that was submitted with your application.

What will happen at my interview?

The interview will take approximately 20-30 minutes. The focus of the interview is on your interest in training as a professional counsellor at the University of Salford, 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.

What happens after I have completed my interview?

As soon as a decision is available, we will contact you via email.  This may take up to four weeks depending on when you are interviewed.  Please note, all our offers are conditional on the outcome of an extended 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 DBS check it is helpful to discuss these during your interview as this can avoid delays closer to the start date for the course. As well DBS checks offers will be conditional upon our receipt of:

  • Satisfactory health screening
  • Satisfactory references (if not provided before your interview)
  • Successful completion and proof of the required entry qualifications

Interview FAQ's

I’ve received my invitation for my interview, what do I do now?

You will need to confirm your interview date and time via UCAS.

How do I prepare for my interview/assessment?

Firstly read the information on this page and that we have sent you by email, this will tell you exactly what to expect during your interview or assessment. 

Secondly, review your personal statement, think about why you applied for this course and why you think you'd be good in your chosen health care profession.

Finally, tell us why you're passionate about the subject you've applied for. 

Cannot make your interview?

If you are unable to attend your interview and need to reschedule, please contact us in the first instance to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date however we cannot guarantee this.

You can call us on 0161 295 4545 or by calling enquiries@salford.ac.uk

 

I have a disability and I'm unsure of how this will affect my experience during the event.

If you have a disability and need support during the event, please contact us by calling 0161 295 4545 or email enquiries@salford.ac.uk to discuss your needs. 

Although the assessments and interviews are online you may like to find out further information on the accessibility of our campus. If so, please visit the accessibility section of our website. We have also worked closely with AccessAble to produce an assessment of our campus and facilities; you can find out more about access guides and routes across our campus on the AccessAble website.

Top interview tips

1.

Look carefully through any material that’s sent to you before your interview so you know what to expect when you arrive.

2.

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

3.

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.