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University of Newcastle (UK) Interview Questions

Interviews at University of Newcastle (UK)

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  1.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    1. Introduce yourself
    2. Academic projects you have done
    3. Questions in terms of how you can carry out the research, how you would collaborate with your team members/line managers, how you can deliver outcomes meeting deadlines

    Interview Questions

    • How would you contribute to the project team based on your experience?   Answer Question

  2.  

    PhD Candidate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    Presentation to supervisory team and colleagues and sponsoring organisation on why the sponsoring organisation was funding the PhD. Followed by questions and the opportunity to ask questions. Got to meet the other candidates. Was not that formal of an affair

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  3.  

    Student Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Newcastle (UK).

    Interview

    Short 15 min group interview with basic questions about your course and how you would handle sample questions from students looking into joining the university in future. The minimum number of interviewees per group was 4, you get to hear how others respond to the interview questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you reply to a student who asked you to tell them about the course you are studying for   Answer Question

  4.  

    Software Development Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Newcastle (UK) (Newcastle, England) in December 2019.

    Interview

    I was sent a technical exercise to complete I was then asked to a face to face interview with 3 Senior colleagues. I was then introduced to a couple of the current devs working there.
    The interview was fairly standard as these things go, more on the formal well structured side.
    I did not receive any meaningful feedback from the process, just a vague, 'they liked the other guy more'.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you have done better with your technical test, given the chance.   Answer Question

  5.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Newcastle (UK) in May 2019.

    Interview

    CV and cover letter, as per traditional, then they will contact you to arrange an interview. Interview was very quick and for about 15 minutes. Friendly assessors and no nervousness

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Accounts Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Newcastle (UK) (Newcastle upon Tyne, England).

    Interview

    I applied online and received an email inviting me to the interview. I was greeted by someone, who took me to another floor and got my documents copied. Then I was taken to a room where you just have an informal chat with two staff members (who were not on the interview panel). I think it was just to make you feel comfortable and break the ice. However, in my opinion, this does not work for the candidates as you are still under pressure and even if you make a good impression, they are not the one who will decide if you have got the job. I was then taken to another room, where a panel of 3 finance members conducted the interview. It was all competency based questions and I was offered a job somewhere else a day before the interview so I was really confident (because even if the university did not offer me the job, I already had a Graduate job secured somewhere else). At the end of the interview, I asked some questions about future progression and study support (As I have a degree in Accounting and wanted to know if they support any professional qualification). I got the impression that they normally would not support a clerk to go for professional qualification, but they mentioned about future promotions within the team etc. I received a call after few days saying I did not get the job and I could ask for the feedback. As i was really confident that my interview went well and I had the relevant experience as well, I was a bit surprised on the response, so I emailed to ask for feedback (Just in case I did something wrong, that I need to be aware of for the future). However, I received an email back saying, she is going on holidays in few days and if I want feedback I should email her again after a week, which I think was not very professional because she could have just emailed me my feedback or try to arrange a day when she is back. I did not understand the point of her asking me to email her again to remind her. The interview panel was very friendly and calm at the day of the interview but the response I received on asking for feedback was a bit rude in my opinion.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you not like about your old job? What accounting systems you are familiar with? Excel competency? A time when you were working within a team and took an initiative to resolve a problem? What was your job role at a previous job?   Answer Question

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    Student Recruitment Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Newcastle (UK) (Newcastle upon Tyne, England).

    Interview

    very nice people and asked question specifically related to the job descriptions. the panel made of 2 people, very nice and welcoming, basic competency based questions s

    ell me about a time you led or worked in a team.”
    Problem solving – “Describe a situation where you solved a problem.”
    Decision making – “Give an example of a time where you made

    overall was good

    Interview Questions

    • Job description, excel and Ms word exams,
      eamwork – “Tell me about a time you led or worked in a team.”
      Problem solving – “Describe a situation where you solved a problem.”
      Decision making – “Give an example of a time where you made a difficult decision.”   Answer Question
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    PDRA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at University of Newcastle (UK) (Newcastle upon Tyne, England) in January 2019.

    Interview

    Half an hour interview with three of my colleagues.
    It starts with a brief self-introduction. The questions were about my research outcomes. The motivation of the job application, the future plan on the job.

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  9.  

    Housekeeper Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at University of Newcastle (UK).

    Interview

    First part of the interview was a "test" where they walk you into a room and ask how you would clean it.
    Second part was a series of questions in front of four members of staff. One person read questions verbatim off a sheet and nobody responded to or asked any follow up questions to anything I said. The questions were very general and about workplace problems (i.e. Give an example of conflict resolution, when you made a change in the workplace) and therefore very little was discussed of my previous housekeeping experience. There were a couple of questions where I asked for some clarification, and the person asking didn't seem to know how to explain and said they didn't know.
    Overall, the interview process felt very robotic and inflexible, to the extent that I did not want to accept the job if offered.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of when you made a change in the workplace and how did you cope with this change.   Answer Question
    • Give an example of when you had to deal with a sensitive issue with co-workers.   Answer Question

  10.  

    Student Finance Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Newcastle (UK) (Newcastle upon Tyne, England) in November 2018.

    Interview

    As part of the interview process I had to give a 15 minute presentation on the different types of financial difficulties a third year student could face. I then had a formal interview with 3 panel members and I was asked 9 questions in total. I was asked questions on team work, confidentiality and experience on giving financial advice to students

    Interview Questions

    • When have you given financial advice to a student and what did you do ?   Answer Question

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