Q: telephone interviews
Asked by Buloibiaro
Right! so its me again.....well as i said earlier in my last question I am an international student from Nigeria.After reading through the prospectus I noticed that international students get telephone interviews well for clear and obvious reasons.... well my question is what kind of questions do they ask? are they on academics or just random questions in my field or some thing or personal information and all....cause i obviously dont want to go blank over the telephone and be like "ermmmm ummmm 2+4 is.......errrrr" well that kinda thing and also am I to call the school that day or the school would call pretty much confused. :s :s
A: Answer from Student Ambassador Emma
Answered on 17 Jan 2012 by Emma
I'm not entirely sure what the questions will be but specifically for art and design they will want to know what kind of things in Art interest you; like if you have a favourite piece of work or a favourite artist but also why you like the work or them. Think of the interview as your chance to show your passion for the subject, I doubt they will ask you any real academic or questions that need exact answers. Normally the interviews are quite informal and relaxed so try not to get too worried. To get to the interview stage it means they've liked what they've seen in your online portfolio. In fact they might ask you to talk them through some of the work you submitted, so try to remember what you wrote about the work in the 300 words as there's a chance they might ask questions based on the 300 word description.
Anyway no matter what the interview is for you should always be confident. More than often it's a case whether they are more interested in the person than the work produced so the interview is your moment to shine. Don't worry too much if you're nervous, usually interviewers will understand and being nervous can be a good thing, it shows you really care about what you're doing, just try not to let them get the better of you.
With regards to who calls who I'm really not sure, you'll most likely be informed about that but I would have expected it to be the University that calls you for the interview. You can always contact the University if you're really worried about that, I suggest speaking to the International Office as they seem to know everything an international student would need. I'll put a link to the key contact's page but if they aren't too sure you could always ask the Faculty for Art and Design, I've included the link to their contact page too.
Once again I hope that has helped!
Course: Fine Art
Level: Third year
Other information: I deferred my place and took a gap year before starting at Kingston. I am a Kingston University student ambassador. I chose Kingston because... it offered me the right environment for me to expand in. The course gave me freedom to practise my interests and offered me more facilities and guidance than other universities. I also fell in love with the town; it felt right to me and it was somewhere I could easily picture myself being. There was a new but familiar feeling to...