You’ve submitted your UCAS application. Congratulations – you’ve taken a first important step on your journey to university. Depending on the course you’ve applied for, we might invite you to come for an interview before we decide whether to offer you a place. Find out everything you need to know to prepare for your interview at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), what to expect on the day, and what happens next.
We may invite you for an interview after you've applied to NTU so that we can:
If we’re going to interview you, we’ll send you information about it via email. The email will outline what to expect on the day, including:
Still have questions about how to prepare after reading the information email? Feel free to get in touch with the relevant School contact included with your interview details.
Usually, at least two people will interview you. You’ll need to bring along any required work, as your interview will often be based around this. We’ll ask you questions about:
We’d also like to find out why you want to do this particular course and your reasons for wanting to do it at NTU.
After your interview, we’ll make a decision within three to five working days. Our Admissions Team will then submit this decision to UCAS Track within another three to five working days. In total, you shouldn’t wait longer than 10 working days before a decision appears in your UCAS Track.
If we make you an offer, this will show against your choice in UCAS Track. Any conditions of the offer will also be detailed in Track. Don’t forget to respond to your offer by the UCAS response deadline, which can be found on the UCAS website.
Depending on what course you’re doing, we may also invite you to one of our post-application offer holder events so that you can visit NTU again. You’ll find this event, held by your School, a great opportunity to find out more about your course. Many Schools run workshops and sample lectures as part of their event so that you can really begin to see what it would be like to be a student at NTU. You’ll also get the chance to talk to staff and current students.
We’ll be sending you important reminders, invites and updates on your application in the post / via email. Make sure all your details are up to date on UCAS so that everything reaches you.
Don’t forget to look out for further interview information and portfolio advice in the post / via email from your specific School.
UCAS has useful information on interview invitations.
Which? University has a page of top tips on interview preparation.
Studential.com has a list of sample interview questions and ideas for answers to help you prepare.