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Selection Visits & Interviews

Some of our courses will require a selection interview as well as qualifications before you can be offered a place.

Procedures and dates for selection visits and interviews are being reviewed for courses starting in September 2022. The Student Admissions Service will notify you if this is relevant to your application.

If you have any specific needs please contact interviews@rgu.ac.uk as soon as possible so we can provide reasonable adjustments for you to participate fully.

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Whilst our selection visits and interviews provide a lot of information about your particular course, you may also wish to attend one of our on campus or virtual events which will help you to build a bigger picture about RGU as you decide if this is the right university for you. These events give you the opportunity to speak to our wider support services teams such as Finance and Accommodation, alongside teaching staff and current students. They are entirely optional, but we think these are a great chance to gather lots of useful information to help you make the right choice.


School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedic Practice

Once you've applied for a course within the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedic Practice and if you fulfil the selection criteria, you will be invited to attend a selection interview.

It is only after you are offered, and firmly accept a place of one of our courses, that the PVG clearance checks, previously an enhanced Disclosure check, required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Health and Care Professions Council (for Paramedics) and our placement partners are carried out.

You may also be required to undergo a medical examination prior to starting your course.

Further information about 2022 selection visits and interviews for the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedic Practice will be added to this page when details are confirmed.


School of Health Sciences

All courses within the School of Health Sciences require a selection interview prior to an offer being made. It is vital that you not only meet the academic requirements for your chosen course but that you demonstrate the right personal qualities - a caring nature, a commitment to the profession and a genuine interest in people. Without these personal attributes, you will find your chosen course very challenging. All applicants who have the potential to meet our academic entry criteria will be required to attend (virtually) a selection interview.

Selection interviews are very much a two-way process. We will be finding out more about you as a person and whether you are ideally suited to your chosen career however you will also have the opportunity to find out more about the course you have applied for, meet the teaching team and learn more about our teaching approach.

It is only after you are offered and accept a place on one of our courses that the Disclosure checks required by the Health and Care Professions Council and our placement partners are carried out.

These courses also require you to undergo a medical examination and have specific immunisations prior to course commencement. Information on these is provided prior to the start of the course.

Further information about 2022 selection visits and interviews for the School of Health Sciences will be added to this page when details are confirmed.


School of Applied Social Studies

BA (Hons) Social Work

If you fulfil the entry requirements for this course you will be invited to interview. The selection interviews are a vital component of our process and participation is expected, we do not offer places based on paper applications alone.

Social Work is a challenging and fulfilling profession that requires a balance between academic ability and interpersonal skills. In addition to meeting the academic requirements, we look for applicants who have core values such as non-judgemental attitude, commitment to equality and social justice. We work with you to develop as a resilient and well-informed practitioner on these foundations.

The selection interview will allow you to meet members of the course team and through discussion you can learn much more about the culture and approach we have to teaching and learning. This allows us an opportunity to gain a more complete sense of you, your values and the experiences that you will bring with you to your studies.

It is only after you are offered, and firmly accept a place on the BA (Hons) Social Work course that you are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council including completing a PVG

Further information about 2022 selection visits and interviews for the School of Applied Social Studies will be added to this page when details are confirmed.


Gray's School of Art

If you fulfil the entry requirements for your chosen course, we will ask you to support your application by submitting a portfolio of your work.

The portfolio submission dates will be available and advertised on this page soon.

After staff have viewed and graded your portfolio, we may contact some applicants to arrange an interview. This short interview session is informal in nature and through discussion of your work, we will be able to further contextualise your application. It is always worthwhile practicing talking to somebody about your work before an event like this, to see if you can clearly communicate your thinking. You do not need to over rehearse this, but we would encourage you to do some prep to help you be ready to think on your feet during the discussion on the day.

Further information about 2022 selection visits and interviews for Gray's School of Art will be added to this page when details are confirmed.

 

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