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University of Leicester Interview Questions

Updated 23 Nov 2017
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    Professional Services Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England).

    Interview

    Applied for new job a grade higher than mine: 8 rather than 7 now with more project and person managerial responsibility. Interview felt fair and reasonable and someone else got job due to more experience having done similar.

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    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England) in August 2016.

    Interview

    The first stage was sending a CV and covering letter, the second was an interview and the final stage was a trial interview. The CV had to fit the job description and the universities competency framework. The interview lasted approximately half an hour and was with the manager and the assistant manager.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think the most important skills for this job are?   1 Answer

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    Technical Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leicester, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Reported to reception, and was led down to a basement room. Panel of three, asked standard hypothetical questions but they did not appear too interested, so by the end of the interview neither was I. There was no offer of a tour of the department, or any of the workshops which was surprising,

    Interview Questions

    • Name an occasion when I had to repremand/ tell off a member of my team.   1 Answer

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    Residential Advisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Assessment centre: Group interview and role playing activity.
    The process takes about 3 hours with 2 breaks, they test your ability by simulating work situations you'd encounter. They test your ability to deal with a range of personalities in varied situations and your knowledge on the university and accommodation services.

    Interview Questions

    • What does university accommodation mean to you?   1 Answer

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    Football Activator Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England).

    Interview

    Involved a chat and had to give a presentation. Interview was simple for a part time job. Presentation had to be relevant to any football experience you had previously.
    Involved a chat and had to give a presentation. Interview was simple for a part time job. Presentation had to be relevant to any football experience you had previously.

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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leicester, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England) in July 2017.

    Interview

    The general atmosphere was politely hostile. The panel was more interested to show off than to understand the real potential of the candidates. I don’t have to say that before starting my interview I assisted to the very warm welcome directed to one of the other candidates (technically not an internal candidate but very well-known to the panel). I don’t want to know who finally got the job, but for me it was a total waste of time. These situations discourage even the most well-intentioned candidates.

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    Student Ambassador Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England) in October 2016.

    Interview

    There are two stages, the first is applying through your CV and then this is followed by an assessment centre. Group work preparing and presenting presentations constituted the entirety of it for me.

    Interview Questions

    • For a presentation: Do a presentation on why it is good to apply to the University   Answer Question

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    GTA Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England) in February 2013.

    Interview

    I ve sent a research proposal. Then I learned that I was shrtlistd.
    On the same day I had to give a presentation about my reasearch plan and after that a personal interview.

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    Animal Technician Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Interview by the team leader of the Central Research Facility and another member of the animal technician team. Was instantly helped with feeling at ease with the process. The interview was broken down into several sections including Commercial Awareness, Skills and Competencies etc. Alot of the skills questions were very STAR orientated, requiring examples from previous work experience. Each person took turns asking me questions relevant to their area. Afterwards, was taken for a very insightful tour of the facility.

    Interview Questions

    • What positions of responsibility have you held?   1 Answer
    • Give an example of a time where you had to work within a team? -   1 Answer
    • Give an example of a time where you found communication difficult?   Answer Question
    • What are your views on animal testing?   Answer Question

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    Postdoctoral Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England) in December 2014.

    Interview

    A one hour 1-on-1 with the PI, followed by a panel-interview in which you're asked to make a 15 minute presentation on your research experience. The panel then asks you questions on the research presented and on their research, plans etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself 5-10 years from now? How do you plan on getting there?
      All other questions were research specific, on experience with certain techniques, plans for tackling a particular type of research question, etc.   Answer Question

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