Interview Preparation

Interviews are an opportunity for UAL to find out more about you and your interest in the subject you applied for, as well as a chance for you to find out more about us. We hope the guidance here will help answer some of the questions you may have about the UAL interview process.

What can I expect?

The College you’ve applied to will normally provide you with an outline of the interview process before you arrive. This will give you a good idea about the schedule for the day.

In your interview we’ll expect you to:

  • Show you understand what the course entails and that you’re interested in the subject
  • Ask relevant questions - this demonstrates that you’re thinking seriously about the course
  • Be able to give more detail about your personal statement
  • Turn up confident, knowledgeable and fresh - get a good night’s sleep the night before
  • Be enthusiastic.

How can I prepare for my interview?

The best way to prepare for your interview is to do some research about the course and College you've applied to, the subject area, and studying at UAL. You can:

  • Read the course information thoroughly
  • Find out more about studying at UAL
  • Read our prospectus
  • Watch our videos on Youtube
  • Look for online discussions on our social media or on The Student Room and other online forums
  • Read more about the subject you’re hoping to study so you’re up to date with current news
  • Re-read your personal statement to refresh your memory.

Your interview is also a chance for you to ask us any questions you might have about the course, College or studying at UAL. While you’re researching, write down any questions that come to mind so you can ask them in your interview.

Don’t worry if you feel nervous on the day. It means you care about what you’re about to do. Remember, the person interviewing you is really interested in hearing what you have to say so just be yourself.