Adult, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities UCAS Applicants
Please ensure you follow this important information for your interview:
As a result of restrictions on travel and social distancing requirements for Covid 19 we will be providing all our interviews for the pre-registration programmes on-line. We will be using the on-line meeting platform Zoom to facilitate our interviews. Zoom works on many IT platforms such as your mobile telephone, PC, and other electronic devices.
See the following websites for further information:
You will be sent two emails which will have Zoom links.
The first email will have a Zoom link for a group talk which will be timed to take place at 9.30 am, this will take approximately 40 minutes. You must log on early so that you are in the meeting when it starts.The second email will have a Zoom link for the on-line face to face interview which will take place after 10.30 am. Your email will provide the specific time and will be sent by the person facilitating the interview All you need to do is click on the correct link for each meeting, having ensured you have a camera which works and sound so we can see and hear you.
It is important that you practice accessing Zoom prior to your interview, learn how to access, use the chat function and how to share screen as you will need to use this facility for your presentation. Practice with friends as it is a good way to meet during lockdowns. This link provides some information about basic functions including how to share your screen;
The Zoom links will come into the email address you have provided on your UCAS application and will look like this:
School of Health Science Admissions is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 810 2736 5632
- The group talk will provide information about the School of Health Sciences, our selection processes and how you will receive your offer if you are successful at interview. We will also provide information about the course, our expectations of you, your placements which make up 50% of the course, DBS requirements and occupational health requirements.
- At the start of your individual interview you will need to present your proof of identity to the interviewer and also confirm your evidence of numeracy and literacy.
- For your individual interview you will need to prepare a five minute presentation which explains your understanding of the importance of good communications skills in relation to your chosen field. You will need to consider how good communication contributes to person-centred care to meet the diverse needs of patients and clients who receive care. You can use any visual aid you wish to support your presentation but you must stay within the five minutes provided.
- After your five minute presentation your interviewer/s will ask you some value based questions which will explore any issues from your presentation and the qualities and values necessary for nursing practice in your chosen field. The interview questions are the same as we have been using for our mini-interviews. We are looking at your qualities, values and ability to demonstrate some understanding of intelligent kindness.
- At the end of the interview you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
- We will also confirm your choice of campus for adult and mental health fields if relevant. Learning disabilities is Bangor campus only with a September start.
Preparing for your interview:
- You will need to access your personal UCAS track page for the details of your interview and you must confirm your attendance at least 2 days in advance through UCAS track. If you don’t your offer of interview will be withdrawn.
- You need to practice using Zoom, look for a quiet place to have your interview where you won’t be interrupted and which has good lighting.
- Typically the group talk will take place at 9.30 am on the date of your interview.
- During the group meeting you will be asked to have your camera on and your microphone muted. There will be an opportunity to ask any questions using the chat function on Zoom and the facilitator will answer your questions at the end of the presentation.
- Your individual interview will take place following the talk and on the same date, which will take approximately 20 minutes.
- Interview dates will only be changed in exceptional circumstances.
- If you are unable to attend on the date allocated please let us know through UCAS and we will rearrange for you.
Adult and Mental Health applicants please note our numbers for each campus are specified by the commissioners and a place at either campus is dependent on a commissioned bursary place being available.
What happens following interview?
You will be informed of the outcome of your interview through UCAS track so it is important that you check your account regularly.
Have I got everything ready for my interview?
Your interview will not be able to proceed unless you have the following documents:
- Passport or driving licence for proof of identity
- GCSE Maths & English certificates or equivalent qualifications such as Level 2 key skills numeracy/Literacy
You must have the original documents of the above to show your interviewer during your individual on-line interview.