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University of Southampton Interview Questions

Updated 26 Mar 2019
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Southampton (Southampton, England) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Thank-you for your interest in respect of our advertised graduate position. Unfortunately for the advertised role we do not feel your skill-set sufficiently ties up with what we are looking for in these roles, and therefore we have decided to decline your application.

    I wish you all the best for the future in your studies.

    Interview Questions


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    Internship Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at University of Southampton (Southampton, England) in November 2017.

    Interview

    I applied for an internal internship at the University of Southampton working with one of the Outreach Policy departments. After initially applying online through the Universities portal I was invited to a 1 on 1 coffee with the employer on campus. The interview was positioned more as a casual discussion to identify if I was suited for the role, and aware of the challenges that it may bring.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any previous experience working within a similar role?   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Southampton in August 2015.

    Interview

    A brief two on one interview with fairly basic questions to assess your competency for the position and what you know about the university itself, and the particular department for which you would be working. Nothing too tricky, and the interviewers were very friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for the University of Southampton?   Answer Question

  4.  

    Marketing Officer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at University of Southampton (Southampton, England) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Presentation and in depth interview with a panel of 5 people. Visiting the office to get to know people.Discussion of key job tasks and responsibilities. The presentation took a few hours to prepare and lots of time to research the organisation.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was not able to negotiate.


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    Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at University of Southampton (Southampton, England) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Contacted for interview via email. I was interviewed by a panel of three members including the director of the office and my direct line manager. I also did a skills test on a priory list.

    Interview Questions

    • Evidences of past administrative experience, problem solving examples, coping with stressful situations.   Answer Question

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    Student Caller Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Southampton (Southampton, England) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Sending of CV, screened and invited to interview. Typical assessment morning - with team working activities and getting to know the rest of the calling team. A very positive experience

    Interview Questions

    • Imagine you were on an island - what 3 items would you bring with you?   Answer Question

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    Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Southampton.

    Interview

    I had a brief screening phone call with the head of research group before a formal interview. The interview was with two senior members of the research group. During it, I gave a short talk about my work to date before the usual set of questions. Afterwards I was invited to have a brief conversation with the head of group.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to describe the architecture of a computer system I had been involved with.   1 Answer
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    Research Fellow Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Southampton (Southampton, England) in March 2015.

    Interview

    It was a short interview as they knew me and my work prior to the interview. They just asked me about my views on the project on offer and describe my role in the project.

    Interview Questions


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    Research Fellow Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at University of Southampton (Southampton, England) in May 2011.

    Interview

    2 stage hiring process: first stage a written proposal for the research, second stage a 20 mins interview with a panel of people.

    The interview include a ppt from my side before moving to the questions from the interviewers. Questions spanned from technical to more general ones about managing the research project proposed.

    Interview Questions

    • What would the University/research unit lose if they decided not to hire you, in term of competitiveness on the research agenda?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The offer was quite clear from the beginning so no much space for negotiation.


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    Research Fellow Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at University of Southampton (Southampton, England) in December 2016.

    Interview

    First, I have applied to the job advertisement online via the university web portal. After the application deadline has expired, I have been shortlisted to attend an interview. Then, I was invited for the interview with the hiring manager. After a few days, I got the university offer via their HR. After my references were verified and documents checked (like work permit, degrees, transcripts...), I signed the contract.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions regarding the suitability of gained skills to what is required in the post-doc project.
      Personal questions regarding the project details and funding organisation.
      Questions on personal motivation to join very soon the job.   1 Answer

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