For EU/international students (where eligible) there is additional country-specific information within our international students section
NON ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
Scholastic activities (Desirable)
Any scholastic activity would be considered, e.g general reading, debating, theological interests etc.
Community activities (Very Desirable)
We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school, college and community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment. Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account e.g. clubs, theatrical, religious etc.
General activities/interests (Desirable)
We look for applicants who not only have interests but may have also achieved in these areas e.g. music, sport, first aid, etc.
Work shadowing/observation (Desirable)
We would normally expect that applicants will have undertaken some voluntary work experience in a caring/health environment and/or observation in a clinical setting. It is important for applicants to have a realistic appreciation of what a career as a health professional involves.
Paid or voluntary work (Very Desirable)
Any voluntary contribution to your community is taken into account, e.g. volunteering in a care home. We look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public e.g. in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.
Are interviews offered? Yes
Are all applicants interviewed? No, interviewees are selected
Are all those made an offer interviewed? Yes
What form does the interview take? A multiple mini interview with a number of interviews lasting around 40 minutes.
What is considered at interview? Communication skills; exploring in detail the interviewee's work or voluntary experiences; exploring general social and ethical issues, normally health-related; the interviewee's general suitability for the programme.