School of Nursing and Midwifery interview days

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

Please note all applicant interviews for 2021 entry will take place through Zoom meetings.

If you have any queries regarding your interview booking, please contact our Course Enquiries and Interviews Team by emailing interviewtostudy@plymouth.ac.uk.

In addition, our Admissions Team is here to support you and answer any questions you may have regarding your application. Drop us an email at applications@plymouth.ac.uk.

Alternatively make a call to the Student Recruitment and Admissions Department to talk to either team using +44 1752 585858

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

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 if 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 do contact us. 

Best wishes,

Kevin Hambridge
Associate Head of School for Marketing and Adult Nursing Lecturer
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.

Interview pre-work

  • To ensure we can continue to process your application efficiently, we advise that your referee has completed and emailed your second reference form before your interview. Please ensure this comes from your referee’s business/work account. If you are unable to attain a reference before your interview, please continue to make a booking and ask your referee to provide the reference as soon as possible.
  • 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.


To ensure we can continue to process your application efficiently, we advise that your referee has completed and emailed your second reference form before your interview. Please ensure this comes from your referee’s business/work account. If you are unable to attain a reference before your interview, please continue to make a booking and ask your referee to provide the reference as soon as possible.

It is mandatory to complete the 3 Health Declaration forms prior to your interview. Failure to do so may affect the process of your application. Please complete these forms in full and prior to your chosen interview date and return to applications@plymouth.ac.uk

The above pre-work must be completed if you have been invited to interview for the following programmes:

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult Health)

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child Health)

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)

BSc (Hons) Pre-registration Midwifery

MNurs (Hons) Nursing (Adult Health and Child Health)

MNurs (Hons) Nursing (Adult Health and Mental Health)

MNurs (Hons) Nursing (Child Health and Mental Health)

MSc Pre-registration Nursing (Adult Health)

MSc Pre-registration Nursing (Child Health)

MSc Pre-registration Nursing (Mental Health)


For your online interview please ensure you have with you:

  • A form of photo identification such as your passport or driving license. We will not be able to complete your interview without this.
  • Pen and paper should you wish to make notes

Our interviewing tutor will send you a link to your zoom meeting by emailing you. Where possible our tutors will contact you 24 hours before your interview.

During your interview, our tutor will provide you with a scenario and ask you a series of questions. Your allocated Zoom interview session will last for no more than 30 minutes.

You do not need to create an account with Zoom to use their software, as you can access Zoom via your web browser.

If you would prefer to install the programme ahead of your interview, you can do so by visiting the Zoom website.

If you have not used Zoom before, please visit their Help Centre FAQs to familiarise yourself with the software.

After your interview

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.

FAQs

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?

You can change, move or reschedule your interview at any stage using the online booking system.

If you are unable to attend any of the dates shown, then please contact our Course Enquiries and Interviews Team by emailing interviewtostudy@plymouth.ac.uk or by calling +44 1752 585858.

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.

What happens after my interview?

If you are successful at interview, your offer will be conditional on meeting the academic requirements for the course, as well as satisfactory occupational health and DBS checks. For further information, please visit the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s website.