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 documents as requested in your invite to interview email.

What documents will I need?

For identification we ask you to bring to interview a valid passport, your provisional/full driving licence (we require the photo card), if your name has changed, a marriage certificate/Decree Absolute/Deed Poll Certificate. Please bring the original plus one photocopy of each item to your interview. You will also need to bring the original and one copy of your academic qualifications from High School onwards (i.e. GCSE or equivalent). The originals will be returned to you on the day.

What should I wear?

You should dress as you would for a job interview.

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

The University offers on-site accommodation at Broadview Lodge and there is an Applicant day discount of £50 per night for a single room bed and breakfast and £62 per night for a double/twin room bed and breakfast. You can contact Broadview Lodge on 01603 591918 or visit their website. Please also see Visit Norwich to search for local places to stay.

Can I bring someone with me?

Yes you may bring someone with you, but they would 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 hsc.ug.admiss@uea.ac.uk with any individual requirements.

Where do I need to go for my interview?

Your interview will take place in the School of Health Sciences. The School is situated in two locations: the Queens Building and the Edith Cavell Building. The Queens Building is located on the main campus site (building number 10) and the Edith Cavell Building (building number 209) is located next to the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. Please look at your invitation to interview to see which location you need to report to. The Edith Cavell Building is at least a 20 minute walk from the UEA main campus. For directions, please see our campus map where the Edith Cavell Building is marked as building number 209. Please note there are several bus services which run from the city centre to the Hospital.

Where can I park?

If your interview is Monday - Friday, we recommend that you park at Costessey Park and Ride (SATNAV postcode NR9 3LX) and take the Park and Ride bus, which takes approximately 10 minutes to get to campus. Please see the Costessey Park & Ride webpages for timetables and route information (the number 510 goes to the Hospital, which is where the Edith Cavell Building is. The number 511 goes to UEA main campus). Parking is not available at the Edith Cavell Building or on the main UEA campus Monday-Friday.

If your interview takes place on a Saturday, please park on campus in our 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.

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 OR 01603 593115 to let us know.

Where should I go when I arrive?

Please report to the Reception desk in the main foyer of the Edith Cavell Building or the main foyer of the Queens Building, depending on where your interview is going to be. If you are not sure where your interview is please check your invitation or contact the admissions team.

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 12.00noon.

What does the day involve?

The selection process will consist of a numeracy and literacy test, subject talk and interview. The documents you have been requested to bring with you to interview will be checked. The numeracy and literacy test includes numeracy questions and a short written literacy exercise. The numeracy and literacy test results do not form part of the selection process but are a requirement of Health Education England and help the University to plan the level of support we provide to our cohorts.

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

The actual interview will last approximately 35 minutes and it will be a Multiple Mini Interview format. There will be four stations which applicants will circulate, spending 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. It should be possible to speak with a current student, although we are not able to guarantee that they will be from the course you are being interviewed for.

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?

The UEA main campus is around a 20 minute walk from the Edith Cavell Building and you are welcome to take a self-guided tour of campus. A downloadable guide is available here.

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.

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 wish to reschedule your interview date please contact the Admissions Team as soon as possible at hsc.ug.admiss@uea.ac.uk or call us on 01603 593115. We will do our best to offer an alternative date however 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. It will be presumed that applicants who do not attend their interview no longer wish to be considered and their 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 hsc.ug.admiss@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 aim to provide you with an update on your application within six weeks of your interview. There are three possible outcomes; we make you an offer, your application is held in a gathered field for later consideration or your application is 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 are unfortunately not able to provide feedback immediately. If you are unsuccessful, we will indicate via UCAS the reason. If you request more detailed feedback it will need to be sent to hsc.ug.admiss@uea.ac.uk and we will indicate when we are able to provide the feedback. This is usually after the interviews have been completed i.e. May.