Congratulations on being invited to an interview! 
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We are very excited that you have considered our University to study and we wish you every success during the interview process. This web page has been designed to provide you all the information you need to prepare yourself for your interview. 

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The University of Worcester has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality innovative and contemporary nurse education. The exciting and transformational nursing programmes have been developed collaboratively with practice partners, service users and students. At its heart is the recognition that nursing is an evolving professional, practice-based and academic discipline. 

In recognition of the teaching teams’ commitment to excellent teaching and innovation, the Nursing BSc (Hons) programme has been a Student Nursing Times finalist for Nurse Education Provider (Pre-Registration) of the year seven times. Pre-registration students (Nursing BSc (Hons), and Nursing Associates FdSc) have also been finalists for their innovative practice throughout their training, and we’ve been shortlisted for Best Student Experience in the 2022 Student Nursing Times Awards too. 

Our key course features include: 

  • Emphasis is on learning in diverse, supportive learning environments with 50% of the courses embedded in the practice setting 

  • Skills and simulation centre providing outstanding facilities to safely practice nursing interventions in a supportive environment 

  • Enhanced practice learning days rooted in clinical practice provide opportunities to consolidate practice learning 

  • Visiting lecturers including experienced and senior clinical nurses and patients, their families, and carers, providing a unique insight into their experiences in healthcare 

  • Eligibility to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council upon successful completion of the Nursing BSc (Hons) and Nursing Associate FdSc 

If you have any questions ahead of your interview, you can contact the Nursing Admissions Team at nursingadmissions@worc.ac.uk  

Preparing for your interview

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To help you prepare for your interview, you should reflect on why you want to be a nurse and any experience and skills/traits you have that may be relevant, as the interview will focus on these. 

There are some relevant online resources that we’d also recommend taking a look at ahead of your interview, which we’ve listed below.  

Disability, including learning disability, will be taken into consideration – please contact us before your interview if you require any specific adjustments. 

If you can’t make the interview time/date that we’ve given you, don’t worry – you can email admissionsc@worc.ac.uk to ask for an alternative day. It’s useful if you can include your UCAS personal ID/student number as well as your full name and the selection day/time that we’ve allocated to you. 

Online resources 

On the day

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What to bring  

You’ll need to show photographic ID at your interview, such as a driving licence or passport. 

If you’re planning to drive to the interview, you can print out a parking permit to display in your car for free parking in any of our car parks – apart from Car Park A – on the day.  

It’s a good idea to bring a pen and paper along, in case you want to make any notes or jot down any questions. 

We don’t require formal clothes for the interview, so please just wear what you’re comfortable in as you would wear day-to-day. 

Arrival information 

Your interview will take place at our St John’s Campus (WR2 6AJ).  

We recommend aiming to arrive around 30 minutes before your interview, to allow enough time park, find your way across campus and sign in ahead of your interview.  

If you’re driving to campus, you can print out a parking permit to display in your car for free parking in any of our car parks – apart from Car Park A – on the day.  Download your parking permit.

During busy periods car parking can be limited on campus, so arriving early to find a space will help ensure you have plenty of time in hand. 

Further information on how to get to the St John’s Campus is available on our website. 

Once you’ve arrived on campus, please make your way to our Main Reception, in the Edward Elgar Building (just a few minutes’ walk from any of our car parks on the campus), where you’ll see a Nursing Interview desk. One of our friendly student ambassadors will meet you there, sign you in and take you to the right room. 

Format for the day 

Once you have signed in at the Nursing Interview desk, you’ll be taken to a waiting area where you can relax ahead of your interview timeslot.  

When it’s time for your interview, you’ll be shown to the relevant room. You will meet a member of the lecturing team for up to 30 minutes to have a conversation on why you are interested in Nursing, your own personal values and qualities, the role of a nurse and teamwork.  

You’ll also have the opportunity to ask the Nursing team any questions you have at the end of the interview too. 

During the day, you’ll also get chance to take an optional campus tour, which will last around half an hour.  

Online interviews

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What to bring  

You’ll need to show photographic ID at your online interview, such as a driving licence or passport. 

It’s a good idea to have a pen and paper with you, in case you want to make any notes or jot down any questions. 

We don’t require formal clothes for the interview, so please just wear what you’re comfortable in as you would wear day-to-day. 

Accessing the online interview 

You will receive a virtual invite to Microsoft Teams the day before your interview, with a log-in link for the day. 

Questions?

If you have any questions ahead of your interview, you can contact the Nursing Admissions Team at nursingadmissions@worc.ac.uk