The biggest tips I would give for younger students coming in for an interview, many of which would never have been interviewed before. So my advice for them would be to actually google interview questions for student nurses, maybe put them in a bag, get their family members to sit there and practice interviewing with them. So they pick out a question in the bag and they’ve got to learn how to respond to it. For those that may be older applicants, that have experience in health and social care, or maybe work in health and social care, I really recommend that they ask their work mates to interview them to practice their interview skills. It’s really important that you come prepared. We do normally ask you to have done some work prior to coming to the interview, so make sure you do that, double check things like the time you need to turn up, parking etc. but when you come, it’s really important to address the questions that we’re asking you. We do tend to do group interviews and therefore, you will have to demonstrate your ability to work with others and effectively communicate, and again demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the OT profession. There’s a group interview where there is a group activity, they become prepared with talking to a group. It’s probably no more than about 4 or 5 within a group and they have to share some information, so with that we are just looking at their interaction with their small group, how articulate they are, how they can present that information. But also, more importantly, listening to what other people are saying, because they all have to answer a question about what’s been said by other members in the group. So, they do that side, and then after that there’s a 1 to 1 as well, so there’s normally an academic and then there is somebody from practice too because we like practice to be involved in every process. And we work together as a team and interview the successful students. When you come for your interview, you’re going to be nervous, but you’ve got to remember why you are there, it’s only a few hours, and then it’s over. as long as you get how passionate you are across, how much you want to be involved with the university and the course, and your future aspirations, you’ll be fine. It’s a day that’s structured I think quite rigorously. But it’s nota day that’s set up to trip anyone up. It’s designed for candidates to have the opportunity to give the best of themselves. I would always say to a candidate, if we’re in the entrance to your interview in the afternoon, and you dry up and lose your train of thought. Then that doesn’t matter, just stop. Just say ‘can I take a few moments, can I recollect myself, can I gather myself’ of course you can, it’s not about being clever in the interview, it’s about being the person that demonstrates that capacity to care and to practice and to study. I really get to see people be able to follow their dreams. They come in with potential, we spot people with potential. Our job really is to fulfil that potential and go on and graduate.