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University of Birmingham Interview Questions

Updated 19 Jan 2019
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    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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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at University of Birmingham in February 2013.

    Interview

    writing this as a test. this does not represent my views and I have very little to say about the whole process. I enjoyed my placement and the interview was very easy.

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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Birmingham.

    Interview

    fairly standard interview , emailed by by HR , selected a timeslot online, 3 people on the panel. had an excel and email test. Competency based questions. Used STAR technique

    Interview Questions

    • how do you manage your workload? what are the challenges that face HE? Can you give me an example where you worked in a team?   Answer Question

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at University of Birmingham (Birmingham, England) in October 2018.

    Interview

    Many candidates going for just one position, all attended the interview on the same day at the same time (9am until afternoon)- so really competitive! Started off with a skills test- excel, English test, legislation... Then moved onto group activities; spaghetti and marshmallow tower... and a group presentation on why everyone in the group should get the job.
    Half candidates sent home... other half progressed to have a face to face interview.
    About 4 staff observing you throughout the group exercise.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Lecturer 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 June 2017.

    Interview

    There were two stages, including a presentation and an interview with a few people. The presentation is an overall demonstration of the three aspects: teaching, research and grant; so does the interview. I was offered feedback so quite grateful for the line manager. I did find networking determined the selection since the candidate seemed very close to a senior member sat at the Panel was appointed.

    Interview Questions

    • what is your strategy for the grant application?   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.

    Interview Questions


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    Laboratory Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Birmingham.

    Interview

    Applied via the online recruitment system which was quick and straight forward. Recieved an email a few days later for invite to interview. Interview was straight forward but had 4 people on the interview panel which seemed unnecessary for a technician post.

    Interview Questions

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    Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Birmingham.

    Interview

    A usual academic interview with an oral presentation and 40 minutes of questions by the panel, consisting of three senior professors. The questions were mainly about the achievements and long-term academic goals, without any technical aspect.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your long-term plans?   1 Answer

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    Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Birmingham in July 2010.

    Interview

    I hated every minute of the interview. I did a really bad job at it because I was nervous and unprepared

    Interview Questions

    • What three courses can you teach?   1 Answer

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    Student Ambassador Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at University of Birmingham (Birmingham, England) in October 2015.

    Interview

    I had a 10 mins interview with the person in charge of ambassadors and another experienced ambassador. They asked me around 10 questions, trying to mainly test my communication skills and the fact that you are able to interact properly with another people. Didn't get the job though, probably I applied to late.

    Interview Questions

    • What will you do when people are not paying attention to you?   Answer Question

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