School of Nursing and Midwifery on campus interviews
We are delighted to welcome applicants back on campus for Nursing and Midwifery interviews from September 2022 as part of our interactive interview days.
Here you will find all the information you will need ahead of attending your interview with us, but should you have any questions, please contact our specialised interviews team by emailing
Please note: If you have applied for more than one programme within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, you will only need to attend one academic interview. During this interview, you will be assessed to see if you are a suitable candidate for all programmes you have applied for.
If you have applied for our Truro or Exeter campus, you will be invited to attend an in person interview day directly at our Truro or Exeter campus.
Ahead of arrival we kindly ask that you complete the following forms:
Once completed, please return via email to for our admissions team to process.
Please note if you are unable to complete this before your interview, you can do so as soon as possible after.
Top tips for interview
  • For all interviews we advise you to think about the reasons why you want to study the course you have applied for or your chosen career path. Consider the NHS Constitution.
  • We advise that you research some of the topical issues in the news.
  • Please familiarise yourself with the location of your interview, this will be found on your interview booking confirmation.
  • Please remember to bring photo ID with you on the day.
We are delighted that you have booked to attend our interactive Nursing and Midwifery interview session and look forward to meeting you.
If you have booked onto a morning event, this will commence at 09:00, and for our afternoon sessions, these will begin at 13:00.
Please arrive promptly for registration and ensure you have your photo ID with you.
Following registration there will be a programme introduction and presentation by the academic team followed by:
  • An individual interview of 30 minutes allocated on the day.
  • Campus tour of facilities with current students and an opportunity to visit our clinical skills labs.
  • Q and A with student ambassadors.
Please note the itinerary for our Truro and Exeter campus interviews may vary, with full details being provided at least a week before the event via email.  
How do I book my interview?
Upon successful submission of your application, you will be sent an email with a unique link to our online booking system. You can use our online system to select an interview date that best suits your availability.
If you have not received this email, please be sure to check your junk or clutter folders.
What if I need to reschedule my interview after I have booked onto one?
If you need to reschedule your interview you can do so via the system up to 72 hours ahead of your scheduled session.
We appreciate plans can change and if you need to cancel last minute due to an extenuating circumstance please email us on
As this is a professional programme, we expect applicants to respect the time the academics have given to host interviews and we expect applicants to honour their booking or contact us before cancelling. Repeated late cancellations impact on the space available for other students to attend interview.
What if I have applied for more than one programme?
If you have applied for more than one nursing and midwifery programme, you will be assessed during your interview if you are suitable for either programme. You do not need to book more than one interview.
Following your interview the admissions tutor will review your interview paperwork and advise of a decision. This can take up to four weeks to process, and during peak times a little longer.
If you are successful at interview and are made a conditional offer, as part of your offer you will need to complete a DBS and Occupational Health check. If you do not pass these checks satisfactorily, you will not be able to start a course with us. For more information on how to complete these checks, please visit our Health and human sciences – additional checks page.

Message from Associate Head of School

Congratulations on being invited to interview for our nursing and midwifery programmes. 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 whether you will thrive in the University of Plymouth's culture.
  • Explain more about the University, the School of Nursing and Midwifery 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 nurse or midwife, to develop into a healthcare professional graduate.
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. I look forward to meeting you at your interview and, if you should need any help or assistance, please contact us. 
Best wishes,
Francis Thompson
Associate Head of School for Marketing and
Associate Professor in Mental Health Nursing (Education),

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Please note: If you have applied for more than one programme within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, you will only need to attend one academic interview. During this interview, you will be assessed to see if you are a suitable candidate for all programmes you have applied for.