Frequently Asked Questions
Take a look below at our most asked questions regarding the course interview process at Coventry University.
Why am I being asked to take part in a selection process?
There are many reasons your course might have a selection process. Some courses have accreditations which mean an interview is essential, others have had feedback from current students that meeting tutors and potential course mates before an offer is given is helpful when choosing a university.
How do I change the date of my interview, audition or portfolio showcase?
Please contact us as soon as possible either by email, telephone or live chat to discuss changing the date and time. We will do our best to help, however if the course you are being assessed for has limited spaces we may not be able to offer you an alternative date and time.
I am anxious about the process, who can I talk to?
We want you to feel comfortable and well-informed before taking part in any of our selection processes. Our admissions team are happy to help and you can contact them at email@example.com.
My course requires me to do an audition. Can I record it ahead of the date/time?
In most cases this is encouraged. Your guidance notes will tell you what to prepare and where to send it.
If I am successful, how can I get in touch with potential course mates I meet during the process?
If your course invites you to a group activity, you will meet other applicants. If you are successful in receiving an offer we will invite you to a closed Facebook group where you’ll find your fellow applicants, as well as others who may be joining your school.
Will I need to prepare anything?
Please refer to the guidance notes for your course for information on anything you might need to prepare.
What happens if I lose connection during my Zoom or Microsoft Teams session?
The tutor leading your session will explain at the beginning what to do if you lose connection. If you experience prolonged difficulties, we may ask you to book a slot on a different date. Technical difficulties do not have any detrimental impact on your application.
Who else will be present during my interview, audition or group activity?
The panel or group will introduce themselves to you at the beginning of the session. Some processes will be a group format, so you will get the chance to meet other applicants too. If your course is health related, you may meet people who have used the service related to your course as part of the process.
Will my Zoom or Microsoft Teams session be recorded?
No, your session will not be recorded.
What if there are no slots available to book?
We regularly add new dates, so please do keep checking back on the link in your email. We understand it can be frustrating when you’re prepared to book and nothing is available, but we want to make sure you have the best experience possible so behind the scenes we’re working with the interview panels to release new dates as frequently as possible.
What happens if I do not book an interview as part of the admissions process?
We will email you an invitation to book an interview for the course you have applied for or for a suitable alternative course, using the email address you have provided on your application.
- You must book an interview within 14 days of receiving the booking invitation.
- We will follow up with an email reminder if you do not book a slot within this time period.
- If the course you have applied for has limited spaces and you do not book an interview slot within 14 days of the invitation, we unfortunately may not be able to offer you an interview for that course. We therefore strongly encourage applicants to book interviews as soon as possible.
- Interviews must be booked ahead of the UCAS reject by default deadlines. These will be published on the UCAS site. This applies to all applicants, even if you did not apply via UCAS.
What happens if I do not attend?
The interview invitation will show you the interview dates and times available, to help ensure you are able to book a date and time convenient to you.
- You must make every effort to attend your booked interview date and time.
- If you have a change in circumstance or if you are unable to attend the interview you have booked, you must inform us as soon as possible by telephone or email . If your interview is less than 24 hours away, you must notify us by telephone that you are no longer able to attend.
- You can contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 0247 765 222
- If you are unable to attend the interview you have booked, we will try to offer you an alternative interview date and/or time, subject to availability. Unfortunately, we may not be able to offer you an alternative interview if the course you have applied for has limited spaces or if it is close to the UCAS deadline.