School of Health Professions interview days - social work

This page contains all of the information you require prior to your interview for prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Please note all applicant interviews will now take place by Skype or Zoom. If you have already booked an interview with us, please be assured we will be in contact to offer an alternative arrangement. Our Admissions Team is here to support you and answer any questions you may have.

You can give us a call on +44(0)1752 585858 or drop us an email at

Please ensure you have a form of photo identification with you on your Skype or Zoom interview, such as a passport or driving license. We will not be able to complete your interview without this.

Message from the Admissions Tutor

Congratulations on being invited to interview for our BA (Hons) Social Work programme. On this page, we have provided information regarding the tasks we would like you to complete in advance. It is vital that you are prepared and are able to talk about these tasks when you meet us.

During the interview day, we will:

  • Help you to give the best account of your skills, experience and character. This enables us to decide if you will thrive in the University of Plymouth's culture.
  • Explain more about the University, the School of Health Professions and your programme.
  • Enable you to understand as much as you can about the way we work with our students and what it means to become a University of Plymouth student social worker, to develop into a healthcare professional graduate.

The University of Plymouth is required to select applicants using a ‘values based’ approach for pre-registration health and social work professions programmes. This is to ensure we recruit the right students with the right values for the delivery of excellent social work practice to service users and carers. All aspects of the interview will be aligned with the core values of Social Works’ professional codes and frameworks:

Please ensure you read the interview pre-work below carefully as this provides information on what you need to do before attending your interview and what you need to bring with you on the day.

We look forward to meeting you at your interview and if you should need any help or assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best wishes,

Margaret Jelley
Admissions Tutor for BA (Hons) Social Work and Lecturer in Social Work
School of Health Professions

Please make sure you download all of the non-academic requirements documents listed below.

Non-academic requirements documents