Health Sciences Selection Visits
As well as meeting the academic entry requirements, some of our courses require you to attend a selection interview before you can be offered a place.
Subjects in the School of Health Sciences requiring a selection interview/visit:
- Diagnostic Radiography
- Occupational Therapy
- Applied Sport and Exercise Science
You will be invited to attend a selection visit, the week commencing 11 March, by our Admissions team (who will notify you of the exact date and time). Please confirm whether or not you will be able to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01224 262106. You should allow 4-5 hours for the selection visit. Download the timetable and take it with you on your visit.
Your selection visit is a two way process, giving you the opportunity to ask us any questions you might still have about the course. It also enables us to assess whether or not you are ideally suited to your chosen career.
You will have an opportunity to tour our stunning facilities, meet our academic team, chat with current students and take part in a group exercise. Parents also have a chance to find out more about university life, the support available and student finance.
You should wear smart clothes but be aware that you will be involved in some practical activity (nothing strenuous) so you should wear something comfortable to move around in. Please also bring a recent passport photograph of yourself.
Applicants for our Occupational Therapy, Diagnostic Radiography and Physiotherapy courses must also demonstrate that they have visited a department (e.g. in a hospital or clinic) relevant to their career choice.
To be a health professional, it is vital that you not only meet the academic requirements for your chosen course but that you demonstrate the right personal qualities too - a caring nature, a commitment to the job and a genuine interest in people. Without these personal attributes, you will find your course very challenging. It is essential that qualified practitioners display these qualities.
It is only after you are offered, and firmly accept a place of one of our courses, that the Disclosure checks, required by the Health Professions Council and our placement partners are carried out. For more information on these, please go to Disclosure Scotland.
Our Health Professions courses also require you to undergo a medical examination and have full immunisation prior to course commencement.