Practical Advice

So those are some of the things they are looking for, but what about the more practical elements of attending a structured interview or an MMI? Below is some advice from students who have previously attended similar assessments. See what they have to say...

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I was so worried about what to wear; it was my first interview and I wasn't sure of expectations. I asked around and ended up wearing smart trousers and a shirt. I made sure they were clean and ironed and brought a spare top in case of any last minute mishaps! Most people there were dressed the same and I was glad that I had made the effort to look smart.

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I had heard about friends who had ended up being late due to problems with public transport. I made sure I gave myself plenty of time to get there, and then brought some information to read over when I was waiting for the interview to start.

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I made sure I knew exactly what the process involved, i.e. how long it was, when it would finish. This meant I could plan in travel arrangements and when I could eat etc. I'd heard stories of friends who hadn't thought about food and their stomach rumbled throughout the interview!

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Speech Bubbles

It can be easy to try and distract yourself during the assessment to manage the nerves! But I found it best to try and give the interview my full attention; don't carry anything they don't tell you to, and leave bags/phones etc. somewhere safe if offered.

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