What can you expect at a course interview?

So you have just submitted you application to start at Reaseheath in September and you are awaiting a course interview? First off, if you haven’t already, I’d recommend coming along to an Open Day, so you can get a feel for the college and the course. You will probably meet the person conducting your interview at one of these as well.

Once you submit an application, our FE Customer and Applications Team will process it and send a letter in the post inviting you for an informal interview. They aim to send this out within 2 working weeks of your application being received. The moment you get your letter to tell you your interview date and time you may have some questions running through your mind:

  • What will happen when I get on site?
  • What will I be asked?
  • Who will conduct my interview?
  • What do I wear?
  • What happens if I get stuck in traffic?
  • What happens if I can’t make the date?
  • Do I need to bring anything with me?

Don’t worry! I am here to give you the breakdown on what to expect at your course interview from a student point of view!

Depending on which subject area and level you have applied for, you will be asked to meet either at reception or by our old sports hall – but this will be made clear on your interview letter and there will be signs out to direct you on the day.  Here, one of the helpful members of staff will be there to greet you and sign you in.  The lecturers from your chosen subject area will then come and meet you to show you to the area of your desired course.

All applicants will then have your individual interview with the lecturer/course manager where you will be asked some simple questions such as:

  • Why do you want to do this course?
  • Do you have any learning needs?
  • How can we help you achieve your best during your time at Reaseheath?

You may find the interview a bit nerve-wracking, however, it is informal so just be yourself. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and don’t forget that coming to college is meant to be an exciting time, so enjoy it! They just want to know a little more about you, but it is also for you to get to know them and the college in general!

After your interview you will hopefully be offered a place on the course, given a postcard slip confirming this, and then an official offer letter sent in the post within 2 weeks after with the conditions to offer.

After you interview has finished, if you still have time, you are more than welcome to go visit our transport/student finance/wellbeing/learning support teams for advice and information (provided that a member of the team is available!)

If you have any other questions after your interview, you are running late for your interview, need to rearrange, or change your personal details ie; address/mobile/email or you need to contact the Applications Team in the meantime, you can ring them on 01270 613242 or email fe-enquiries@reaseheath.ac.uk

  • Why attend a Taster/Offer Holder Day?

    We run several applicant visit days throughout the year, so keep an eye out for both Higher Education and Further Education days using these links! You can get a real feel for the campus and area if you come to our Course Open Event. We’ll show you around, take you to subject specific departments for you to get a feel for the place you’ll be studying. As soon as I came onto the campus, I knew this was the place I wanted to go to.

  • A Guide to Reaseheath Accommodation

    One of my top tips about choosing your halls of residence at Reaseheath would be to come to open days and see as much of the different halls as possible and find the one which most suits you! Make sure that you research them before you apply, and most importantly apply early as it’s a first come first served basis and they do fill up fast and you might not end up in the halls of residence which you really want!