You will be notified by our Admissions team if this is relevant to your application, with the date of your selection visit. If you have any specific needs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so we can provide reasonable adjustments for you to participate fully.
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Once you've applied for a course within the School of Nursing and Midwifery and if you fulfil the selection criteria, you will be invited to attend a selection visit. 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.
Your selection visit is very much 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.
BSc Paramedic Practice
If you’ve been invited to attend a selection visit for our BSc Paramedic Practice course, the event will include an initial presentation about the course, a Q&A session and a short tour of our facilities. Each applicant will be assigned a half hour interview slot and these will be conducted on a 1:1 basis.
It is only after you are offered, and firmly accept a place of one of our courses, that the PVG clearance checks, previously an enhanced Disclosure check, required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and our placement partners, are carried out.
You may also require to undergo a medical examination prior to starting your course.
All School of Nursing and Midwifery interviews will take place at the Ishbel Gordon Building on Campus.
Subjects within the School of Health Sciences requiring a selection interview/visit:
- Diagnostic Radiography
- Occupational Therapy
- Applied Sport and Exercise Science
- Sport Coaching
It is vital that you not only meet the academic requirements for your chosen course but that you demonstrate the right personal qualities - a caring nature, a commitment to the profession and a genuine interest in people. Without these personal attributes, you will find your chosen course very challenging.
Selection visits are therefore a two-way process. We will be finding out more about you as a person and whether you are ideally suited to your chosen career however you will also have the opportunity to find out more about studying at RGU.
Selection visits require you to engage in a range of activities, both individual and team (as well as an interview) that will help you demonstrate you have the personal attributes that are important for these careers.
On The Day
You will be given a tour of our stunning facilities as well as the chance to meet with our academic team and current students. In addition you will take part in group exercises and an individual interview. Parents also have the chance to find out more about university life, the support available and student finance.
Year 1 Applicants
All Year 1 applicants who have the potential to meet our academic entry criteria will be required to attend a selection visit.
You should wear smart clothes but be aware that you may be involved in some practical activity so you should wear something comfortable to move around in. Please also bring a recent passport photograph of yourself.
Please allow 4-5 hours for the selection visit.
You will participate in a group discussion lasting 30 minutes (15 minutes per article), requiring you to review a research article within the group context. Download the research articles in advance:
You will also have a short interview with members of staff who will assess your suitability for the course with questions such as ‘why have you applied to study your selected course at RGU?’ The interview will take no more than 10 minutes, after which you are free to leave.
Please note the group discussion and interview will be video recorded for moderation purposes.
You will be allocated an allotted time for your interview, so please be aware that you will need to wait.
It is only after you are offered and accept a place on one of our courses that the Disclosure checks required by the Health and Care Professions Council and our placement partners are carried out.
Our Health Professions courses also require you to undergo a medical examination and have specific immunisations prior to course commencement. Information on these is provided prior to the start of the course.
Interviews will take place at the Ishbel Gordon Building on Campus.
BA (Hons) Social Work
If you fulfil the entry requirements for this course you will be invited to attend a selection event.
Social Work is a challenging and fulfilling profession that requires a balance between academic ability and interpersonal skills. In addition to meeting the academic requirements we look for applicants who have core values such as non-judgemental attitude, commitment to equality and social justice. These are the foundations on which we build for you to develop as a resilient and well-informed practitioner.
The selection events allow you to meet members of the course team, some of our current students, external colleagues and service users and carers. You can learn much more about the culture and approach we have to teaching and learning. They also allow us an opportunity to gain a more complete sense of you, your values and the experiences that you will bring with you to your studies.
On The Day
There is a small group exercise for you to participate in, alongside other applicants, and a short written exercise. If you do not have Nat 5 or equivalent in Maths then there will be a short numeracy exercise to complete. You will also have an opportunity to tour the campus at the end of the event should you wish to do so.
It is only after you are offered, and firmly accept a place on the BA (Hons) Social Work course that you are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council including completing a PVG.
BA (Hons) Social Work by Distance Learning
All applicants who can evidence that they meet our selection criteria in terms of relevant qualifications and employment experience will be invited to attend a selection interview on campus. You should expect to be on campus for up to 3 hours.
On The Day
You will have 45 minutes to complete a written task on a topic relevant to social work. The topic is given at the start of the exercise.
Following this you will have an individual selection interview which will last around 30 minutes. You will be allocated a time for your individual interview so please be prepared to wait. The interview panel will comprise of a staff member from the Distance Learning course teaching team and may include a social work practitioner and a member of the Lived Experience network which comprises of service users and carers.
As well as allowing us to assess your suitability for the course the individual interview will allow you the opportunity to ask any questions you have.
If you fulfil the entry requirements for your chosen course, you will be invited to attend an interview session. These interviews take place on campus, at the Gray's School of Art Building.
Interview sessions are conducted in small groups. These interviews are very informal in nature and will consist of a number of short 1 to 1 portfolio discussions with different members of Academic staff, where they will ask questions relating to your work. The maximum time these discussions could take will be around 30 minutes. Regardless of which course you are applying to or the size of the group you are in, we endeavour to ensure all candidates are given equal consideration.
Alongside the portfolio discussions, you will be given a tour of our facilities by a current student, who will be happy to answer any course related questions. The session will conclude with a short Q&A with the staff followed by the opportunity to visit the wider RGU campus. In total, this should take a maximum of 1 hour 45 minutes.
If you've applied for more than one course at Gray's, we will make arrangements to be able to assess your work for all applications during a single interview, so you do not have to attend multiple sessions.
Please remember to bring a portfolio of artwork and two passport size photographs of yourself with your name and UCAS Personal ID written on the reverse.
If you have been invited to interview, you must bring a portfolio of artwork to be assessed. This portfolio should communicate the 4 criteria used to grade the interview, which can be found in the Portfolio Guidance document below.
The portfolio can consist of work on sheets or sketchbooks and 3D work can be brought along or documented through photography. You do not need to take everything you have ever done, and it should not be overly edited. Try and bring work that shows a broad range of your work and clearly evidences the criteria.
You will be discussing your work in short sessions (7 minutes each), so it is worthwhile practicing talking to somebody with your work to see if you can clearly communicate your thinking. You don’t need to over rehearse this but it may help you think on your feet when in the portfolio discussion on the day.