Interview Information: Journalism BA(Hons)
Location: Falmouth Campus
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. 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/EU, and are unable to come to Falmouth, you'll be interviewed online or by telephone.
We'll use the Applicant Portal to invite you to an interview:
- Log in to 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:
- Tel: 01326 370460 (text/telephone)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
1. Where can I find my interview date and time? Where can I find alternative dates?
2. How can I find local overnight accommodation?
For a list of local hotels and B&Bs visit the Falmouth Town website
Our campus locations are on our How to Find Us page
3. What do I need to bring with me?
We want to focus on you as a person and your enthusiasm for the subject. If you want to bring along an example of written or audio-visual journalism or creative work you have done, that is fine, but it is not a compulsory requirement.
4. What will happen at my interview?
In-person on campus interviews only
Skype/telephone interviews only
You will be invited to a telephone interview lasting around 20 minutes.
5. How can I prepare for my interview?
You can prepare for the interview by:
- Considering what attracted you to the course you are applying for. It might help to make sure you again look through the course details on the university website before you attend.
- Keeping abreast of the main national news or sports stories in the week running up to your interview.
- Thinking about the journalism (in whichever media) you consume most regularly and why.
6. What are you looking for in a successful applicant?
A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:
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7. When will I know the outcome of my interview?
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.