The following information is intended for applicants who have already been invited to an interview, to help them prepare. Please note it may change from year to year.
We invite all applicants who show potential to an interview. We offer a range of interview options both on campus and regionally in Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and London. Interviews are two-way: they give you the opportunity to show your creative skills and interview us; and they help us to assess further your potential to succeed in your chosen subject. If you are based outside the UK and are unable to come to Falmouth or a regional interview, you can select to be interviewed online or by telephone.
We'll invite you to an interview through the Falmouth Applicant Portal.
If, in order to attend an in-person on campus interview, you have any individual requirements due to a long-term health condition, specific learning difficulty or disability, please contact the Accessibility Service as soon as possible:
T: 01326 370460 (text/telephone)
This will enable us to discuss and put in place any support or adjustments you may require, for example, hearing induction loop, BSL interpreter, adjusted interview time/length, ground floor interview room or information in a different format.
You can find details of your interview in the Applicant Portal
You can also see a list of alternative dates, locations and interview formats in the Applicant Portalif you're not able to make the one we've allocated to you. If you do need to reschedule we would advise you do this as soon as you can as dates fill up quickly.
You only need to bring yourself and your enthusiasm. We want to focus on you as a person, so please don't bring any portfolio work with you.
In-person on campus interviews only
We invite up to 20 applicants to each interview session. You'll take part in short, fun and engaging workshop during which you'll also have an individual interview. There will also be a Q and A session focusing on the Student Journey where you can ask our current students questions about the course and life at Falmouth. You will also have a campus tour and the opportunity to see accommodation.
You can expect to be here for around 3 hours.
Skype/telephone interviews only
These interviews will be arranged between 9am-5pm UK time weekdays. The conversation will be approximately 15 minutes and we aim to make phone and Skype interviews as similar to personal interviews as possible.
You only need to bring yourself and your enthusiasm. We are interested you, the person, so no need to bring a portfolio of work with you.
Please read the information under ‘What are you looking for in a successful applicant?’ as it will help you prepare for the interview and understand how we assess your potential.
We would also like you to start to think about the following questions that we will be asking you in your interview. We don't expect you to have memorised your answers to these, but it would be good if you could do some research and start to think about your answers before the day.
- Which module are you most excited about and what would be your contribution? (please see the What you'll do section of the course page on the Falmouth University website for details of the modules).
- What have you seen or read that has changed your way of thinking – this may or may not include books/films etc. that you have studied
- What do you do beyond your studies that contributes to your community?
- We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the Creative Writing course pages
A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:
|Criteria to be assessed||Evidenced by|
|Personal statement/Interview conversation|
|Personal statement/Reference/Interview conversation|
We aim to make all decisions within five working days of interviews. However, in some cases, we might wait until we have held a batch of interview sessions before we make a decision. All decisions will be made online in your UCAS Track account and we will also email you.