Your Midwifery interview will take place online through Microsoft Teams. As your interview is online, we highly recommend visiting us at an Open Day, Taster Day or Applicant Day to get to know the University.
On your Interview day, you'll be given a morning or afternoon slot, and you'll be Interviewed at some point during your allocated slot.
At the beginning of your interview, we’ll ask you to show valid photo ID to verify who you are. We won’t ask to see qualifications at this stage. Your interview will consist of questions and scenarios. We’ll be interested in your knowledge of the role of a midwife and your values.
Please note your interview may be recorded.
Below, you'll find some helpful information about your interview and some of the things we'll be discussing. Do take a look before your interview.
Above all, you need to be certain that this is the profession you want to join. We'll ask you about your interest in midwifery, the role, the profession and how you intend to integrate studying in to your life.
You'll need to be prepared with knowledge and understanding of the role of a midwife, do as much research as possible before your interview:
- When you graduate, you'll be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Therefore, you must be aware of and uphold the NMC’s professional values and behaviours.
- As you’ll be working with service users at a very vulnerable time in their lives from early on in your degree course, and throughout your career, you're expected to be familiar with and uphold the NHS Constitution and values.
- You’ll be allocated a timeslot (morning or afternoon).
- We’ll send you a link to access the interview on Teams.
- This is an interview for a professional course leading to a professional qualification. Please dress and conduct yourself in a professional way.
- Please ensure you are at a device with a camera and a microphone.
- Have your valid photo ID ready for verification checks.
Please note: A camera, a microphone and ID are required. If you don’t have access to these, we may have to reschedule your interview.
- You'll be interviewed by a panel of two, made up of academics, Trust representatives or service users.
- We'll ask you to respond to scenarios arising from practice, looking at your communication, problem solving and decision making skills. We'll then ask you a series of questions about your motivations and understanding of the profession.
- We are looking for your understanding of the role of the Midwife, course commitments, (placement, travel), NHS Constitution, resilience and transferable skills.
- We are interested in your approach to your answers and interpersonal communication skills and expectations.
- At the end of the interview, we will ask you to fill out a Placement Preference Form, as to where you wish to be placed (however we can't guarantee that you'll get your first choice).
What happens next?
You’ll be notified via UCAS of the results of your interview within three working days.
What next if I am offered a place?
- Accept your offer via UCAS Track
- Arrange your accommodation
- Complete your DBS and Occupational Health information
- Notify the Admissions team of any changes to your circumstances.
What next if I am unsuccessful at interview?
- Please consider the areas which need improvement and ask for written feedback to prepare for future interviews
- We are happy to accept applications for next academic year
- You may be offered a place on another course, in which case, follow the instructions above.
Above all, you need to be certain that this is the profession you want to join. Consider visiting us at an Open Day, if you haven't already. Then commit yourself to learning as much as you can before your interview day.