Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look below at our most asked questions regarding the course interview process at Coventry University.

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.

Once you have confirmed your date and time, you will receive a confirmation email and reminders nearer the date. If you have a change of circumstances and need to change the date or time, your confirmation email will contain a link to rearrange your interview/audition.

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 ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk.

In most cases this is encouraged. Your guidance notes will tell you what to prepare and where to send it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yes. Recording sessions mean we can make sure the process is fair and transparent. The recording may be used for training/improvement, and to refer back to if we ever need to. Please don’t let this worry you, if you want to discuss the process contact ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk.

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.

If you have applied for a course that requires an interview and have been sent an invitation to book onto a slot, it’s vital that you book the interview in a timely fashion and attend the interview on the chosen date.

Courses that require interviews are often very competitive with limited places available for our professional health courses. At the interview, your skills and suitability are assessed to determine if an offer can be made. Therefore, we are unable to determine if applicants can be offered a place if they do not book or attend an interview. In this case, you will be offer an alternative course that does not require an interview and is closely related to the course you applied for, if applicable. We will ensure that you have received numerous invites and ensure that dates are available before we make this decision, so please make sure you check your spam/junk to make sure you have not missed the invite.

If you have not received an interview invite 72 hours after you submit your application and no further information has been requested from you, please get in touch with us.

If an emergency happens on the day of your interview meaning you can no longer attend you must inform us prior to the start of the interview to ensure your application is not marked as “Did not attend”.

If you have booked your interview please make sure you read all of the attached information and follow the link as you can only be interviewed once per application cycle. This information is provided to help you understand how the interview will take place, what is expected of you and how to prepare.

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