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Understanding UCAS

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Successful interviews

As part of your UCAS application you might be asked to attend an interview. Don’t panic, it is just a way of making sure that it is the right course for you and we have lots of helpful advice to help you be successful.

You are likely to have an interview stage as part of your application if you are applying for courses that lead to a profession, courses of institutions in high demand or courses that require a bespoke skill such as art and design.

If you have submitted an application with a strong portfolio of qualifications, personal statement and a reference then you'll be invited to interview. The interview should act as an extension of the UCAS application form and be used to highlight additional information that either couldn’t be included initially or was only mentioned briefly due to space restrictions with your personal statement.

Preparing for interviews

Watch our short guide to university interviews featuring essential advice and tips

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