Preparing for your interview and information session

Once you have made the decision to apply to College, you need to start preparing yourself for study.

This process will begin by attending an information session and interview, where you will be given lots of useful information about college life, funding, additional support available and an overview of your course choice.

You want to make the most of this opportunity and should therefore do some homework in advance.  You can find more information about the course that you have applied for in our Prospectus or in Courses.  You can also have a look at the questions which our lecturers will be asking you at your interview to help you prepare.

Get yourself organised!

Make sure you know where Moray College UHI is, and how long it will take you to get there.  Check bus and train schedules.

It is important that you make a good impression at your interview.  You should remember simple things like a pen or pencil!   If you are asked to bring gym kit (if you are applying for a Sports course for example) – don’t forget to bring your kit – first impressions count.

Do some investigation into the subject that you intend to study – if you want to become an Engineer, think about what field of engineering you want to work in – Mechanical/Electronic – the more information that you can gather, the better prepared you will be for your future.  Think about what questions you would like to ask about the course.  Ask your teachers, parents, friends, children to help you prepare by asking you the interview questions.  The more prepared you are, the more comfortable you will feel on the day.  Don’t worry, we know that you may be nervous and our Lecturers will try to make you feel at ease.

It may not seem to be very important, but think about what you will wear to your pre-start event and interview.  We don’t expect you to come dressed in a suit, but we do expect you to have thought about it!  Back to those first impressions!

On the day

Make sure you give yourself enough time to arrive at the pre-start event, preferably at least 10 minutes early. This will give you time before you start to gather your thoughts and freshen up.  If you are going to be late try to call college as soon as possible on 01343 576000.

The interview serves a dual purpose:

  1. It assists the Lecturers to assess that the course is right for you.
  2. It gives you the opportunity to find out more about the College and the course, and ensure it is right for you.

If we feel during our conversation with you that this is perhaps not the course for you, we will have that discussion with you and arrange for you to meet with the Student Services team to match your application to the right course for you.