Health and society assessments and interviews 2022 intake - Clearing

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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. During this academic year we are running both online and telephone interviews or assessments depending on the course for which you have applied.

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. 

 

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BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional Practice) (B9C8)

What do I need to do?

Attend a telephone 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 have ready for my telephone 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 Salfordyour 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.

I can't attend and need to reschedule, what should I do?

Please contact enquiries@salford.ac.uk, quoting your UCAS or clearing application ID number, and date of birth. We will then advise whether your interview can be rescheduled.

What happens after I have completed my interview? 

As soon as you have completed your interview, your scores will be reviewed by the Admissions Tutor. We aim to give you a decision as soon as possible and this decision will be communicated to you directly. 

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

BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional Practice) with Foundation Year (B9C9)

What do I need to do?

Attend a telephone 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 have ready for my telephone 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 Salfordyour 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.

I can't attend and need to reschedule, what should I do?

Please contact enquiries@salford.ac.uk, quoting your UCAS or clearing application ID number, and date of birth. We will then advise whether your interview can be rescheduled.

What happens after I have completed my interview? 

As soon as you have completed your interview, your scores will be reviewed by the Admissions Tutor. We aim to give you a decision as soon as possible and this decision will be communicated to you directly. 

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

BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Exercise as Medicine (CB71)

What do I need to do?

Attend a telephone 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 have ready for my telephone interview?

You don’t need to prepare any additional work for your interview.  We would recommend reviewing the reasons why you have applied for the course and why you think you would make a good nutrition and exercise practitioner.

What will happen at my online interview?

The interview will help us assess your suitability for the course. You will have an individual interview which will last around 30 minutes. The interview panel will consist of an academic from the Nutrition and Exercise as Medicine team.

What will I be assessed on?

  • Your passions for a career in nutrition and exercise
  • Knowledge of the course
  • Knowledge of practitioner roles in nutrition and exercise
  • The values and competencies you demonstrate in your responses
  • Your interpersonal skills

I can't attend and need to reschedule, what should I do?

Please contact enquiries@salford.ac.uk, quoting your UCAS or clearing application ID number, and date of birth. We will then advise whether your interview can be rescheduled.

What happens after I have completed my interview? 

As soon as you have completed your interview, your scores will be reviewed by the Admissions Tutor. We aim to give you a decision as soon as possible and this decision will be communicated to you directly. 

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

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (B920)

What do I need to do?

Attend an online interview.

How do I access my online interview? 

Your interview will take place online via Microsoft Teams. We will send you a confirmation email with the date and time of your interview, the Admissions Tutor who will be conducting your interview will then send you a separate email which contains the link to join the Microsoft Teams meeting.  

Please try to arrive at least five minutes before the scheduled start time. 

What do I need to have ready for my online interview?

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. 

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

What will happen at my online interview?

You will take part in an individual interview which will take approximately 25 minutes. You will be interviewed by one member of academic staff.

What will I be assessed on?

  • Your passion for the career of an Occupational Therapist
  • Knowledge of the course
  • Knowledge of the role of Occupational Therapy
  • The values you demonstrate in your responses
  • Your interpersonal skills

Individual interviews are scored based on your responses.

I can't attend and need to reschedule, what should I do?

Please contact enquiries@salford.ac.uk, quoting your UCAS or clearing application ID number, and date of birth. We will then advise whether your interview can be rescheduled.

​​​​I am experiencing technical issues, what should I do?

We have developed a FAQs section on this page which may answer your questions. If you are still unsure what to do, please email enquiries@salford.ac.uk

Please ensure you include your UCAS or clearing application ID number, and date of birth when contacting the Enquiries team.

What happens after I have completed my interview? 

As soon as you have completed your interview, your scores will be reviewed by the Admissions Tutor. We aim to give you a decision as soon as possible and this decision will be communicated to you directly. 

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

Interview FAQs

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

Please have a read through the course specific information above clearly.  This information will guide you through the next steps of your application.

How do I prepare for my interview or 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. 

My interview is online, how do I access this?

If your interview is taking place online, we will be using Microsoft Teams. Please ensure you have downloaded this to your laptop or smartphone prior to your interview. The Admissions Tutor will contact you directly and provide a link that you need to click to join the meeting. Please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as our emails can sometimes be sent there by mistake.

 

If you still cannot locate the email from the Admissions Tutor, please contact enquiries@salford.ac.uk0161 295 4545 quoting your UCAS or clearing application ID number and date of birth. 

What should I do if I have any technical difficulties?

Click on the link for the session and this will open in a new tab or direct you to the meeting through the Microsoft Teams app.

You may also see a microphone and camera test pop up the first time you open a session – please complete the set up as you will be asked to use your camera and microphone in your interview. 

If your technical problems still persist, please contact enquiries@salford.ac.uk0161 295 4545 quoting your UCAS ID number and date of birth.

I can't attend my interview on that day, what should I do?

If you are unable to attend your interview or complete your assessment and would like to reschedule, please contact enquiries@salford.ac.uk0161 295 4545, quoting your UCAS or clearing application ID number, and date of birth. We will then advise whether your interview can be rescheduled. 

 

 

I have a disability and am concerned about how this will affect me.

If you have a disability and need support during your interview or assessment, please contact us by calling 0161 295 4545 or email enquiries@salford.ac.uk to discuss your needs. Please ensure you have your UCAS ID number and date of birth to hand when contacting the team.

Although the majority of our 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.

What happens if I am unsuccessful?

The University has a range of Foundation Year programmes available and if your interview or assessment score falls below the standard that we are looking for then we will look to see if we can offer you a Foundation Year.

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.