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University of Manchester Interview Questions

Updated 26 Jul 2017
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    Ra Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Had simple questions in basic physics. The interviews were straight out of a book and had simple answers. Nothing about anything hat requires deep thinking. At times they mocked at my answers, guess because my accent wasn't british.

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    Sei Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at University of Manchester.

    Interview

    Apply through submitting your CV. Also required to answer around ten questions specific to the SEI internship role. This was to show competency and that you are right for the role. Not too hard, just providing your experience and how this relates.

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    Receptionist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at University of Manchester (Manchester, England) in June 2017.

    Interview

    You get interviewed by three people. The first person asks five questions, then you move on to the next and so on as the questions are grouped in a logical way. The atmosphere was relaxed and one person kept making spelling errors. This helped me relax and try to do my best. It was a formal interview though and my advice would be to use the STAR technique and keep talking.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you change at your former work place?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you dealt with a difficult customer/colleague.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you went beyond expectations.   Answer Question
    • What does health and safety mean to you?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if a visitor asked you to reveal information about a student?   Answer Question

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    Graduate Student Interview

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

    Interview

    The interviewer was so nice and patient. He asked me 4 questions only and give me time to asked him. The whole interview was relax. And would have some yr2 or yr3 students show you the campus and introduce you about the university

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    Phd Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    just face to face 1:1 meeting
    (it was not very difficult - who I am, which project interests me, plans after PhD)
    visa was very easy to be obtained too
    the interview process depends a lot on the type of supervisor you are interviewing for - in my case, the supervisory team were happy to sponsor for my phd

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    Student Administrative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at University of Manchester (Manchester, England) in December 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was preformed in an assessment centre, as stated on their site. The assessment centre involve two group tasks and one skill assessment in almost a group of 8, depending on the size of your interview groups, including a short presentation and a task prioritising analysing task that would be discussed within a whole group. The interviewers did state that there are four other batch of students that are going to be accessed for the role, and the number of the role available is still uncertain. The skill assessment with proof reading and error spotting on budget sheets and other data, excels.

    Interview Questions

    • You need to proof read a short passages (including three paragraphs) in 5 minutes and correct all the mistakes on the paper.   1 Answer

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Manchester in November 2016.

    Interview

    I had an informal interview with three of the researchers involved,which lasted approximately 30 minutes. A number of these questions were in relation to an article I was asked to review beforehand. I was also offered a tour of the facilities after the interview.

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    Language Tutor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at University of Manchester (Manchester, England).

    Interview

    I applied through their website, filled an application form in and emailed it to the relevant person. I was shortlisted for an interview within a week. They arranged an interview with me and asked me to deliver a demo lesson. It went really well. The interview panel was very friendly, approachable and professional people who knew what they wanted. I was pleased that I was offered the job at the end of the interview.

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    PHYSICS Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Manchester in June 2016.

    Interview

    Put candidates at ease - Interviewing can be stressful, so do your best to help candidates relax. Make sure each candidate is greeted and escorted, if necessary, to the interview location. Start with low-key questions.
    Don't judge on first impressions - We've all met them, people who don't make a great first impression but end up being great employees. To make sure you don't overlook these diamonds in the rough, withhold judgment until you've had the chance to thoroughly evaluate a candidate's capabilities and potential.
    Tell the candidate a little about the job - While you don't want to dominate the interview time, you should start with a brief summary of the position, including the prime responsibilities, reporting structure, key challenges, and performance criteria. This will help the candidate provide relevant examples and responses.
    Don't be afraid to improvise - Plan your questions, but don't feel you must ask only those you've chosen in advance. Be responsive to what the candidate tells you, and build new questions off their answers.
    Listen - If you are doing most of the talking during an interview, you will not be able to obtain enough information to distinguish between candidates or to determine a candidate's true competencies. A general guideline is to spend 80% of your time listening and only 20% talking.
    Take notes - While you won't want to transcribe everything the candidate says, do write down important points, key accomplishments, good examples, and other information that will help you remember and fairly evaluate each candidate. An interview guide, prepared in advance, will make note-taking easier and give you a structure for capturing key information.

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    Biologic Studies Group Project Support Officer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Manchester (Manchester, England) in May 2016.

    Interview

    You have to do a data entry test, which is timed and lasts 15 minutes. You are asked to enter data from a patient's history sheet into an Access database. [Apparently I didn't too well on this though I have experience working in Access]. Then there was the interview with three members from the group. It's office-based work so the dressing style should be formal. The interview lasted about 20 minutes, including the time reserved for you to ask questions and be answered.

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