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  1.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Loughborough University.

    Interview

    I had to prepare a presentation about key elements required in the rob role. There was no right or wrong answer, but I think they just wanted to gauge my creativity, knowledge and presentation skills. Apart from that there was a standard interview with three people on the panel associated with the project. There were no surprising questions, mainly relating to my experience, papers in the pipeline, aspirations, etc. It was a positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • There is international travel involved. How are you going to cope with that with a small child?   Answer Question

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    Library Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Loughborough, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Loughborough University (Loughborough, England) in September 2019.

    Interview

    Apply with Statement online. Emailed to pick interview slot. Had a formal interview with 3 panel members then had to do a practical task of sending an email and shelving books.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your thoughts on diversity at work and giving everyone a fair chance?
      What is one of the challenge facing the library and university at the moment?
      Do you think publicity is important and how should the library use it?
      Can you tell us about a time when you had to use good customer service?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Graduate Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Loughborough, England
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Loughborough University (Loughborough, England) in March 2018.

    Interview

    Had to do an intray test, verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning test, two group tasks and an IT test. We then did a group presentation to heads of departments and then an Excel task.

    Interview Questions


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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Coleshill, West Midlands, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Loughborough University (Coleshill, West Midlands, England) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Two stage interview - both stages were a combination of technical & general questions. While, the technical questions were expected, I lacked confidence in responding to general questions; however, I secured the position at the end. I believe one can prepare for such interviews by googling relevant terms

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Loughborough University (Loughborough, England) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Completed a presentation to the rest of the Discipline Group on an example lecture to final year students, followed by an interview with the Dean, Head of Group, a Professor and another Senior Lecturer

    Interview Questions

    • How would you grow the teaching and learning culture in the School?   Answer Question

  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Loughborough University (Loughborough, England) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I turned up around 15 minutes early.
    They gave me time to sit and wait, offered me a drink. And told me I had to do a skills test.
    I went into the 15 minute test.
    Then I went into the interview situation (2 people interviewed me).
    They talked me through the process and let me know more about the role I'd applied for.
    Then they asked me a few interview questions.
    Following this, I had to present, and we talked throughout.
    I then was asked a few more interview questions.
    And then asked if I had any questions for them. (I asked a few, as you should)
    Then to finish the interview they explained what would happen next if I was successful/unsuccessful. And how long it would take to hear.
    They said they'd contact via email through HR if unsuccessful after a few days/week, or if successful they would call later that day/the following day.

    It was friendly throughout, and allowed me to feel comfortable. It wasn't over done so you feel challenged or like they were trying to trick you out on the questions. Overall it's the best interview experience I've had, and was extremely happy that it led to me getting the role.

    Interview Questions

    • What does it mean to be in a team?   1 Answer
    • What 3 words/terms would you use to describe yourself?   1 Answer

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    Post Doctoral Research Associate (Geography Department) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Loughborough, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Loughborough University (Loughborough, England) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Interview process was very welcoming. After signing in at reception, I was greeted by a PhD student who took me on a tour of the labs and explained other work people were doing in the department. This was followed by a 30 minute interview by a panel of 4 researchers - all involved in the research project. After this I had a conversation with a previous postdoc where she explained the work done to date and how this project would fit into that.

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were specific to the role to determine my knowledge of the topic.   Answer Question
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    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Loughborough University (London, England).

    Interview

    After applying online I got an email inviting me to a face to face interview at the London campus. I was interviewed by three people, all of them were very nice and made me feel comfortable. The interiew itself lasted about half an hour. Didn't get the job but it wasn't a bad experience at all.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here? Tell us about your current/previous job. What is your biggest weakness?   Answer Question

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    Student Helper Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Loughborough University (Loughborough, England) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Application form sent off online with about 8 general questions, also sent off CV, face to face interview with 2 interviewers, all the usual interview questions, fairly basic, offer within a few days

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you be the right person to represent Loughborough University?   Answer Question

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    Marketing Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Loughborough University (Loughborough, England) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Went fairly easily, Presented a powerpoint with a previously decided topic related to the job. I was asked a few related questions regarding the challenges of the role and about my previous experience. Was probably over in about 45 minutes

    Interview Questions

    • We are currently dealing with XXX, what do you think we should do?   1 Answer

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