Interview information

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy interview information

Your interview experience is an exciting opportunity for you to demonstrate your knowledge and passion for the course you are applying for. We will be interested to know why you want to be an Occupational Therapist and what personal skills and qualities you will bring. 

Please ensure that prior to the interview you have fully read the information about the course on the course page

To help prepare for the interview, we advise you put some time aside to look at all the information on the course page, including content in the hyperlinks on the webpage. 

The interview process 

You will be invited to attend either an online interview or an on Campus Interview at a set date and time. This will include the following: 

What you will need for both the online and on campus interview

The ORIGINAL of the following documents: 

Important: We will not be able to interview you if you do not have your photographic identification 

At both on campus and online interviews you will be interviewed by a member of the Occupational Therapy teaching team. Please be aware that the tutor interviewing you may be different to the tutor that has read your written application, therefore please do not assume that the interviewer has prior knowledge of what you included in your application. If you have further questions about the course in advance of the interview please contact the admissions tutor within the programme team, Karen Newberry

Can I visit to find out more about Occupational Therapy at Derby? 

It would be great to come to an Open Day, as you will be able to meet the Occupational Therapy Tutors, see the facilities and meet with students. On these days halls and campus tours are also available. 

For more information about how to prepare for an online interview visit our Online interviews page.

What happens if I am unable to attend my interview? 

If you are unable to make your interview date for whatever reason or if you would like to withdraw your application with us, you can request to do this by completing our short form. 

Any special requirements?

Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments, 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.

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?

Come onto a campus tour and get a real feel for life here. You will have an opportunity to look around, see our facilities and chat to current students and staff. If you are unable to visit the university in person, you can chat online to our students. You can also book a campus tour.

You can also take a Virtual Tour of our campuses and halls of residence.

And finally…

Should you have any questions, or if you require any reasonable adjustments to attend the interview, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone: +44 (0)1332 594741 or email: