School of Health Sciences FAQs School of Health Sciences FAQs

I've been invited for interview, which courses are in the School of Health Sciences?

Adult Nursing (September and January entry), Child Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Learning Disabilities Nursing, Operating Department Practice, Paramedic Sciences, Midwifery, Midwifery Shortened, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.

Do I have to attend the interview?

We can only consider applicants who have attended interview.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to bring the original documents listed in your interview invitation email, together with a copy of everything. This will generally include:

  • A valid passport or a provisional/full photo card driving licence for identification.
  • If your name has changed, a marriage certificate/Decree Absolute/Deed Poll Certificate.
  • Your academic qualifications from High School onwards (i.e. GCSE or equivalent).

What should I wear?

You should dress as you would for a job interview.

Can I bring someone with me?

Yes, you may bring someone with you. They will need to wait in our reception area or café during the interview process.

Who should I contact if I have any individual requirements?

Please email ug.admissions@uea.ac.uk with any individual requirements.

Where do I need to go for my interview?

Your interview will take place in one of two locations: the Queens Building or the Edith Cavell Building. You can download a map of our campus here. The Queens Building is located on our Main Campus (building number 10) and the Edith Cavell Building is located next to the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital on our West Campus (building number 209). Please check your interview invitation email to see which location you need to report to. Please note that the Edith Cavell Building is at least a 20 minute walk from the UEA Main Campus.

How do I get there?

If your interview is on a weekday, we recommend that you use the Costessey Park and Ride (NR9 3LX) if arriving by car. Please check your interview location to ensure that you use the right bus service (510 for the Edith Cavell Building, West Campus or 511 for the Queens Building, Main Campus). Parking is not usually available on weekdays at the West or Main Campus.

At weekends, parking is available on our Main Campus in the main car park (P1 on our campus map). The postcode for UEA is NR4 7TJ. Costessey Park and Ride does not run on a Saturday.

If you are travelling by train, on arrival into Norwich you can use First Bus Services to get to our campus (service 25 or 26 for the Main Campus or service 26 for the West Campus). Alternatively, it will usually take around 15 minutes by taxi.

National Express and Megabus stops are also located on our Main Campus, and there are regular local bus services from Norwich city centre to our Main Campus (look for ‘University’ or UEA), or our West Campus (look for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital).

If you are looking to extend your stay and find out more about what our fantastic city has to offer, take a look at Visit Norwich for some excellent tips and recommendations.

Who should I contact on the day if I am delayed?

We would recommend that you allow plenty of time to get to your interview. If, however, you are running late or have been delayed for any reason, please contact the Admissions Office on 01603 591515 to let us know. If you are attending an interview on a Saturday and are delayed, please email ug.admissions@uea.ac.uk

I am travelling the day before my interview, is there any accommodation?

The University offers on-site accommodation at Broadview Lodge, on our Main Campus. For further information and details of how to book, please use the contact us page on their website. Please also see Visit Norwich for some ideas for other local places to stay.

Where should I go when I arrive?

For interviews at the Edith Cavell Building, please report to the main reception desk on arrival. For interviews at the Queens Building, please report to the main entrance foyer, where we’ll come and meet you. Please check your interview invitation email if you’re not sure which building your interview will be held in.

How long does the day last?

You will be invited to a morning or afternoon interview session, which will last a maximum of three and a half hours. For morning interviews, you will need to attend from 9.00am and for afternoon interviews you will need to attend from 12.40pm.

What does the day involve?

The selection process will consist of a subject talk and interview. The documents that we have asked you to bring with you to interview will be checked. There will also be a talk on the course from an academic member of staff, and you will have the opportunity to meet some current UEA students and ask questions.

What will the interview consist of? How long does the interview last?

The actual interview will last approximately 35 minutes in the format of a Multiple Mini Interview. We will direct you to four separate interview stations in succession, and you will spend approximately 7 minutes at each station. Applicants for BSc Children's Nursing will have an additional interview with local school children.

What kind of questions will be asked?

Interview questions will include your reasons for wanting to enter the profession, your understanding of the role and any relevant work experience.

Is there an opportunity to find out more about the course?

Yes, an academic member of staff will present further details regarding the course in a talk on the day and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Will I meet any current students?

There will be students helping with the interview process, and we’ll always try to ensure that you’ll have a chance to speak with them and ask any questions during the day. The students who will help us on these days won’t always be from the same course as that for which you’re being interviewed, but if not they’ll usually be studying another course from within the School of Health Sciences.

Is lunch provided?

Lunch is not provided, but there are onsite cafés where you may buy food and refreshments.

Can I look around the main UEA campus?

We strongly recommend that you take a look around our beautiful campus while you’re here. A downloadable ‘self-guided tour’ is available on our self-guided campus tours page.

Will I be able to see inside the UEA student accommodation during my visit?

Unfortunately, accommodation is not available to view on an interview day, but accommodation tours will be available if you can make it to one of our Open Days later in the year.

Will I have a tour of the school and hospital?

Interviews are held during the University term time so tours of the School are not always possible but please ask on the day. Unfortunately we are not able to offer a tour of the nearby Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.

Are alternative dates available if I can't make the interview I booked to attend?

Should you need to reschedule your interview please contact the Admissions Service as soon as possible at ug.admissions@uea.ac.uk or call us on 01603 591515. We will do our best to offer an alternative date, but for some courses this may not be possible.

If you are no longer able to attend your interview, we strongly recommend that you contact us as soon as possible to discuss rearranging. If you do not attend an interview and do not notify us of your absence we will assume that you no longer wish to be considered for the course, and your application will be updated accordingly at UCAS.

I have received/accepted an interview but I no longer wish to come to UEA. What should I do?

If you wish to withdraw your application, it is extremely important that you let the Admissions Service know and update your UCAS Track as soon as possible. Please email ug.admissions@uea.ac.uk with your full name, UCAS Personal ID Number and the reason for your withdrawal.

When will I find out if I have been successful in getting a place on the course?

We will aim to provide you with an update on your application within six weeks of your interview. There are three possible outcomes; we may be able to make you an offer straight away, we may hold your application for later consideration (after all interviews have been undertaken), or we might need to advise you that your application has been unsuccessful.

Do you provide feedback if I am not successful in being offered a place on the course?

Due to the large number of applications received, we will be unable to provide feedback immediately. If you are unsuccessful, we will indicate the reason for this via UCAS. If you would like to request feedback that is more detailed please email ug.admisssions@uea.ac.uk and we will respond with this information as soon as we can. We will usually be able to provide feedback after we have completed all interviews (usually around May).