Interview and selection day: Nursing/Registered Nurse/Return to Practice Nursing

Interview and selection day: Nursing/Registered Nurse/Return to Practice Nursing

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 10am with a welcome and introductions. In the morning we’ll review the documents we’ve asked you to bring (see below for details) and you’ll complete a numeracy test and a literacy test. If you pass all of the morning’s tests, your interview will take place in the afternoon.


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.

Preparing for your interview

In September 2011 Kingston University and St George’s University of London implemented a new interview process called ‘multiple-mini interviews’ (MMIs).

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 Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct 2015.  Please read carefully the following information for further details of this process:


Student Learning Contract

Our Student Learning Contract outlines the respective responsibilities of nursing students and the School of Nursing during your course. It also confirms that you understand and agree to follow relevant practice and behaviours from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Professional Conduct and the St George’s University Code of Student Behaviour.. Please read it carefully before the interview and selection day and consider how the key features in the contract will affect you and how you will adapt to the course. Please download and print two copies of the contract – one to sign and return to us on the interview day, and one to keep for yourself.


All candidates who are offered a place on the course are required to complete an occupational health questionnaire and confirmation of the place on the course is  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 nursing studies, we recommend that you discuss this informally with the admissions tutor or admissions staff either while waiting for your MMI or on completion of your MMI. Our equal opportunities policy means that we 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 Kingston Hill campus. Kingston University has three main campuses – the Kingston Hill campus is about a mile from Kingston town centre (around 15 minutes by bus). For maps and directions see:

Note: If you’re travelling by car and parking within the campus, you’ll need to display a temporary parking permit on your windscreen. Temporary permits are available from the reception desk in Kenry House on arrival, and are valid for parking in Car Park D.


We hope you enjoy the day

The list of documents needed and the tests 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 nurse, 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] replace which gives you a quick one-page summary of the key information here – what you need to prepare and bring with you.

Good luck – but you shouldn’t need it if you’ve prepared well and are sure that your choice of course is right for you!


After your interview

Candidates will be sent home with forms for Occupational health and DBS clearances to be initiated.  These forms must be dealt with immediately you know you are successful and have decided that you wish to accept the place.  The selection process will be finalised by the administrative team and module leader on the day of interview.  Successful applicants will be contacted by telephone on the same afternoon where possible.  The place on the module will be confirmed by email.  Please make sure you check your personal emails regularly and check all spam or trash mail boxes too.  Occasionally emails are filtered as spam. Unsuccessful candidates will be written to by email.

If you decide to accept the place for the next available intake it is vital you complete the occupational health questionnaire immediately; ask your family doctor to complete the GP questionnaire as soon as possible and return these to the Faculty as directed on the forms.

You will be sent an email regarding accessing a website where you will be asked to complete the DBS application online. Delays in clearance will stop you commencing a practice placement and that in turn will delay completion of the course and your reinstatement to the UK register.


Any queries or concerns?

Please email if you have any queries or concerns about the interview and selection day or if you would like a paper copy of the documents listed here.