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Interview and selection day: BSc(Hons) Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiography

Interview and selection day: BSc(Hons) Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiography

Thank you for your application to study in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, and congratulations on your invitation to our interview and selection day.

Here you’ll find more information about the day, how to prepare and what to bring with you. Please read all of the information carefully, including the information in PDF documents.

 

Interview and selection day programme

The interview and selection day begins at 10.00am at Kingston University’s Penrhyn Road campus with a welcome and introductions. The day will normally finish by 5.00pm.

Your relatives and friends are welcome to join us for the initial presentations and tour of the university, but visitors cannot be present during the numeracy and literacy tests or at the interview itself.

 

Documents you must bring with you

There are a number of documents you MUST bring to the interview and selection day. We don’t like to turn candidates away from an interview but if you haven’t brought the required documents, you will be offered an alternative interview date as the University needs these documents to consider your application for the course.

 

Numeracy and literacy tests

Radiographers need to be both numerate and literate. During the interview and selection day you’ll complete a numeracy test and a literacy test. To find out more and to help you prepare, please see the following:

 

Preparing for your interview

In September 2011 we implemented a more innovative way of interviewing candidates for our nursing degree programmes, called ‘multiple-mini interviews’ (MMIs). We now use MMIs as an interview tool for midwifery, paramedic sciences, physiotherapy and radiography programmes.

The MMI approach is a robust and efficient assessment method that is less subjective than a panel interview, ensuring that candidates are treated fairly. The aim is to establish whether you have the appropriate skills and attributes to complete the course successfully and to practise professionally.

During the MMI you’ll undertake a cycle of five assessment stations with six tasks, scenarios or questions. Each station will assess some of the key characteristics identified by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in their review of pre-registration radiography education, allowing us to ascertain your suitability for radiography training. Please read carefully the following information for further details of this process:

You can also find some useful information on preparing for your interview in the ‘Scrubbing Up’ section of A Taste of Medicine, a website designed to assist students applying for courses in medicine and healthcare.

As you’re attending an interview for a professional qualification, we expect you to dress appropriately and present yourself in a professional manner. It is important that you feel comfortable and we don’t expect you to go out and buy new clothing specifically for the interview. Our advice is to consider the message you’re conveying when planning how to present yourself and what to wear for the interview.

Occupational health

As a student radiographer you need to have a reasonable level of physical fitness. You may be required, for example, to get on and off the floor, transfer patients, be on your feet for a long period of time and manoeuvre pieces of equipment. All candidates who are offered a place on the course are required to complete an occupational health questionnaire and offers are subject to occupational health clearance. Students with registered disabilities will be assessed by occupational health and, where possible, reasonable adjustments will be made in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 2004.

If you have any health problems you feel may impact on your radiography studies, we recommend that you discuss this informally with your interviewers at the end of the interview. Our equal opportunities policy means that interviewers cannot ask you specific questions about your health or make decisions based on any health information you choose to disclose. If you’re unsure whether your health condition may affect your ability to study on the course, you may wish to discuss this with our occupational health consultants at St George’s NHS Trust on tel 020 8725 2633.

How to find us

The interview and selection day will take place at our Penrhyn Road campus. Kingston University has three main campuses – the Penrhyn Road campus is in Kingston town centre (around 10-15 minutes walk from Kingston rail station). For maps and directions see:

 

We hope you enjoy the day

The list of documents needed and the prospect of an interview may seem a bit daunting, but remember this is your opportunity to decide if you want to come and study with us. The day is for you to find out what you can expect from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education as a student radiographer, as well as what we will expect from you in return. It will be a day of discovery for us both.

We look forward to seeing you at your interview.

  • You may wish to download our interview and selection day checklist [PDF] which gives you a quick one-page summary of the key information here – what you need to prepare and bring with you.

 

After your interview

You’ll be advised formally via UCAS of the outcome of your interview. Please look at your UCAS TRACK for the decision. UCAS will normally email you to inform you that a decision has been made.

If you decide to accept the offer, you’ll receive additional information in June including some occupational health forms and a further Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure form.

It’s important that you complete the occupational health questionnaire and ask your doctor to complete the GP questionnaire as soon as possible and return these to St George’s, University of London (as outlined in the information you’ll receive in June).

Please be sure to keep your personal details updated at UCAS, so that you receive all the information from the University and the Faculty.

 

Any queries or concerns?

Please email healthinterviews@sgul.kingston.ac.uk if you have any queries or concerns about the interview and selection day.