MA Creative Writing Interview Information
Your interview experience is an exciting opportunity for you to demonstrate your passion for the course you are applying for.
We are pleased to invite you to an interview for MA Creative Writing with Pathways.
Your interview experience is an exciting opportunity for you to demonstrate your passion for the course you are applying for and for us to get to know you, your aspirations and expectations. The details of your interview can be found below.
What happens on the day
The interview will last around 30 minutes and will normally take place at the university campus, but special arrangements will be made if you have difficulty attending.
It is a great opportunity for you to discuss the course and find out more about it as well as finding out our expectation whilst you are studying with us - and you’ll get the chance to ask us any questions you have.
You can discuss your plans for a creative project, which you wish to follow through to completion in your time on the degree and we would want to discuss this at the interview.
Before you attend your interview
You are expected to email a short sample of your writing to the Programme Leader at least one week in advance of your interview. This will be an example of your original writing, in whatever form and genre (poetry, prose, non-fiction etc). Please keep the length of the document at approximately 1,000 words of prose (or approximately three sides of A4 if in another form). It does not have to be a complete piece and it does not have to be finished.
Please email this to email@example.com
In your email, please indicate whether you are interested in a pathway or the degree without a pathway. It’s fine to not be sure, we’ll discuss what’s best suited to you on the day.
You can find out more about the different pathways on the course pages on our website.
Your interview will take place at our Kedleston Road campus in Derby.
The address is:
University of Derby
On arrival, please report to the Main Reception and ask for the programme leader, Matthew Cheeseman, who will meet you there.
A map of where we are can be found on our website at www.derby.ac.uk/about/find-us/
Parking: If you are coming by car you may be able to use the Pay and Display car park (car park 1) at the campus at Kedleston Road. The parking charges are around £5 for the day and the machine takes cash (exact change) or debit card payments.
If you are arriving by train there are taxis outside the station and the Unibus stops outside the station at regular intervals. For information on local buses please visit www.derby.ac.uk/buses/
When attending your interview, please allow plenty of time for travelling and parking as the roads around the University are very busy.
Any special requirements?
Please let us know of any special requirements you may have, particularly if you have any disability or special needs, to help us to assist you in the interview process, eg any access or communication issues.
Please note: If you are bringing someone with you they will not be able to stay with you during the selection process, however they are welcome to stay on-site and make use of our wide range of food and drink outlets.
Is the Interview Day compulsory?
Yes. You will need to attend the interview before we can make you an offer on the programme.
What happens if I am running late on the day?
We know that delays are sometimes unavoidable so if you are running late on the day, please contact us as soon as you are able to and let us know your estimated arrival time. If necessary, we can tell you any alternate arrangements for your interview. In some instances, if you expect to be significantly late, we may suggest you book for a different date.
Can I visit the halls/campus?
Depending on the course you have you may have the opportunity to visit halls on the day of your interview, if this has been arranged you will be given more details on your arrival. If you attend a University of Derby Open Day you will have the opportunity to visit halls and see the different types of accommodation on offer. If you are made an offer to study with uswe also offer visits to halls as part of our applicant day experience.
You can also take a 'virtual tour' of our campus and one of our halls of residence.
Should you have any questions, or if you require special provision to be made for any aspects of the day, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone: 01332 591167 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.