BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Development with Foundation Year Interview Information

Your interview experience is an exciting opportunity for you to demonstrate your passion for the course you are applying for.

The selection process will last approximately half a day and will include:

  • An informal discussion about all aspects of the programme led by academic staff
  • An assessed group discussion about your experiences and readiness for university study
  • An assessed group discussion on responding to the needs of young people 
  • An individual interview to explore your interest in youth and community work, your values, equality and readiness to study at degree level
  • A written task based on your evaluation and reflections on the day

Interview Location

Your interview will take place at Britannia Mill, Derby Campus.

University of Derby
Britannia Mill
Mackworth Road
DE22 3BL

On arrival, please report to the Main Reception where you will be met by a course representative.

Maps and Directions

Important note regarding parking when visiting our Britannia Mill site: If you are coming by car you will not be able to park at the Britannia Mill site. You may however be able to use the Pay and Display car park (car park 1) at our Kedleston Road site. The parking charges are around £5 for the day and the machine takes cash (exact change) or debit card payments. The Britannia Mill site is approximately a 20-minute walk from the car park, or there are regular free shuttle buses (bus number 4 from our Kedleston Road site). Please allow at least 30 minutes to get from Kedleston Road to the Britannia Mill site.

If you are arriving by train there are taxis outside the station and the Unibus stops outside the station at regular intervals. Travelling to Derby by bus

When attending your interview, please allow plenty of time for travelling and parking as the roads around the University can be 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. However, 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. 

And finally….

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: