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University of Birmingham Interview Questions

Updated 31 Jan 2018
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  1.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at University of Birmingham.

    Interview

    Applied online, recevied call and interview date agreed. Arrived half hour early. the interview panel was hring manger, HR rep, and another faculty memebr. The interview was professional oriented, quite a few questions were asked about the previous experience. Overall it was nice expereince

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  2. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Birmingham.

    Interview

    I completed an online application form via the University careers website. When that was accepted, I then went for a face to face panel interview with the management team. The interview also included a written exercise, which I had to complete on the day at a computer in the manager's office. Throughout the process, I was updated by email on progress.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you help a fresher who came to you with their book list and wanted you to find all the items?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Research Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Birmingham (Birmingham, England) in November 2017.

    Interview

    I was recommended by a previous employer for the job so had a very straightforward interview with two senior members of management. I was given a contract very soon after the interview

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  4.  

    Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Birmingham (Birmingham, England) in September 2017.

    Interview

    I did a presentation and then answered a series of questions. A lot of were focused on social media and on how to source opportunities in the arts sector. There were about 8-9 questions

    Interview Questions

    • Have you experience in using social media professionally?   1 Answer

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    Teaching Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Birmingham.

    Interview

    Applied online. Contacted for interview within two weeks. The interview took one day and consisted of a teaching demonstration followed by 7-person interview panel. The whole process was pretty standard and fairly well organised.

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    Finance Apprentice Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Birmingham (Birmingham, England) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Panel interview with three senior members of the team. Made to feel at ease but difficult questions. Was also given 5 questions to answer to relating to finance and previous experience.

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    Research Fellow Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at University of Birmingham (Birmingham, England) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was first carried out over Skype. Once shortlisting was done I was called for a personal interview by the Principal Investigator, where a panel of three interviewed for 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Tell us about the techniques you are proficient with?
      2. Have you previously worked with Drosophila and can you tell about your research?
      3. This research projects may require you to work with confocal microscopy, so do you have experience operating one?
      4. Have you managed PhD or Master or UG students in your previous role?
      5. Can you talk us through your strengths and Weaknesses>   Answer Question
  8.  

    Site Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Birmingham.

    Interview

    Short phone interview followed by an assessment centre (very easy) and short interview (around 20 minutes). Questions were very easy (basic competency questions) and assessment centre was one of those if you were on an island what items would you keep? They are more interested to the reason behind your choices and not the choices themselves

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  9. Helpful (1)  

    Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at University of Birmingham in September 2016.

    Interview

    Roughly one month after the application I was called for interview. The interview itself required that I prepare a presentation on how I would approach the research. It went well.

    However I did my homework and knew this position was set up for one of the interviewer's PhD students. And later I was told they found a more 'appropriate' candidate.

    It's a shame but pretty much standard practice. I spoke to other Professors from my University and they confirmed it. So don't hold your hopes too high.

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    Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Birmingham (Birmingham, England) in July 2016.

    Interview

    properly structured, informed prior in invitation, very clear for their requirement, shortlisted the online applications, sent invitations with detailed JD and interview structure and then face-face interview with group/panel, they did background check in parallel, also contacted referees for detail feedback for the candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • my experiences and approach to tackle different situations.   Answer Question

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