Admissions – Your Interviews

Congratulations on being invited for an interview at Bishop Grosseteste University!

Your Interview Day

Upon arrival at the university, please make your way to Main Reception (you’ll pass this on your way into the car park) where you will be greeted by our Admissions and Recruitment team.

Please click on your relevant programme below to view the specific information relating to your interview:

FdA Professional Studies

(Children and Youth Work, Early Childhood or Education)

Schedule for the interviews will take:

  • 9.45 am Arrival and document check
  • 10.00 am Tour by academic team
  • 10.30 am Presentation by Academic Staff
  • 11.00 am Interviews and written task
  • 1.00 pm Close

Please bring with you for your interview:

  • Photographic ID (preferably a valid passport) as proof of your identity. If you don’t have a passport, please bring with you any form of photographic ID.

BA (Hons) Professional Studies

(Children and Youth Work, Early Childhood or Education)

Schedule for the interviews will take:

  • 1.45 pm Arrival and document check
  • 2.00 pm Presentation by Academic Staff
  • 2.30 pm Interview and written task
  • 5.00 pm Close

Please bring with you for your interview:

  • Photographic ID (preferably a valid passport) as proof of your identity. If you don’t have a passport, please bring with you any form of photographic ID.
  • Your Foundation degree certificate, if you have completed it

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

Please arrive at Reception in the Robert Hardy Building for 10.00am where refreshments will be available. The interview day will finish at approximately 4.00pm.

The interview day will involve:

  • Welcome Presentation
  • Campus tour
  • Writing Tasks
  • Maths Task
  • Lunch (provided for candidates only)
  • Group Interview & Task
  • BGU Marketplace – document checking
  • What’s Next Talk

Please carefully read the articles Changing Behaviour by Tom Bennett and No Penalties? by Steven McNichol before attending your interview. This will form the basis of your debate/interview.

Please bring with you for your interview:

  • Photographic ID (preferably a valid passport) as proof of your identity. If you don’t have a passport, please bring with you any form of photographic ID 
  • References from any experience you have undertaken from a Primary school setting 
  • GCSE Certificates for English Language, Maths and Science (please bring your original certificates)

BA (Hons) Primary Teaching Studies with QTS

Please arrive at Reception in the Robert Hardy Building for 10.30am where refreshments will be available. The interview day will finish at approximately 4.00pm.

The interview day will involve:

Welcome Presentation
Writing Tasks
Maths Task
Lunch (provided for candidates only)
Group Interview & Task
What’s Next Talk

If you have any access needs or require any adjustments to be put in place for your interview, please contact the Student Advice Team on 01522 583600 or email student.advice@bishopg.ac.uk.

Please carefully read the articles Changing Behaviour by Tom Bennett and No Penalties? by Steven McNichol before attending your interview. This will form the basis of your debate/interview.

Please bring with you for your interview:

  • Photographic ID (preferably a valid passport) as proof of your identity. If you don’t have a passport, please bring with you any form of photographic ID
  • GCSE Certificates for English Language, Maths and Science (please bring your original certificates)

PGCE Primary

In preparation for your interview please research the following areas and where possible link to school examples:

  • Explain the principles of high-quality phonics teaching;
  • Discuss ways that creativity can be promoted with reference to primary curriculum subjects/EYFS;
  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities that teachers face in the 21st century.

You can bring notes and other resources that you think might be useful.

Please arrive at Reception in the Hardy Building for 10.30am where refreshments will be available. The day is expected to finish at 4.00pm. Your interview will include:

  • Welcome presentation about the programme and questions.
  • Writing Task
  • Maths Task
  • Lunch (provided)
  • Group Interview and Discussion task
  • Completion of Subject Audits
  • Short Admissions talk on ‘What next?’

If you have any access needs or require any adjustments to be put in place for your interview, please contact our Student Advice team on 01522 583600 or email student.advice@bishopg.ac.uk

Please bring with you for your interview:

  • Photographic ID (preferably a valid passport) as proof of your identity. If you don’t have a passport, please bring with you any form of photographic ID
  • Your original GCSE certificates for English Language, Maths and Science.

PGCE Secondary

Please arrive at Main Reception in the Robert Hardy Building for 8.45am.

The selection procedure for the PGCE Secondary course will include a writing task, peer teaching activity, a written subject task and individual interview as well as a tour of the campus. Lunch will be provided.

Peer Teaching instructions:

Please come prepared to teach your fellow applicants something. You will have 5 minutes to teach them a new skill, piece of knowledge or understanding, which need not be related to your academic subject. In fact, as it is likely that there will be applicants from a range of subjects, it may be better to avoid being too subject specific. You will also need to participate effectively as a learner when the other applicants are engaged in their teaching.

We will be looking for creativity, interactivity and success in enabling your fellow participants to learn something new and at your ability to work with your peers.

You may bring props, handouts and memory sticks with brief stimuli or inputs on but, please note that not all our whiteboards are interactive.

If you have any access needs or require any adjustments to be put in place for your interview, please contact our Student Advice team on 01522 583600 or email student.advice@bishopg.ac.uk

Please bring with you for your interview:

  • Photographic ID (preferably a valid passport) as proof of your identity. If you don’t have a passport, please bring with you any form of photographic ID.
  • Your original GCSE certificates.
  • Your original degree certificate, if you have graduated
For applicants with access needs, please feel free to arrange an appointment with our Student Advice Team on 01522 583600 or email studentadvice@bishopg.ac.uk in advance of your interview day, if you would like to discuss the support arrangements during your interview and/or studies.


Getting here

By road:

For Sat Nav users, use the postcode LN1 3DY to find us

  1. Join the A46 Lincoln by-pass and follow signs for Lincoln North.
  2. At the roundabout with the A15 head towards the city centre along Riseholme Road
  3. At the first roundabout, turn left taking the first exit into Longdales Road.
  4. The entrance to the visitors’ and the student car park is approximately 100 metres on the right.

Car parking is available on campus and the barriers will be open on interview days to allow access to the car park.

By rail:

Lincoln is linked with the majority of major stations including Nottingham, Sheffield, London and Leeds. Once you arrive at the station you can find taxis right outside which will take you straight to the campus for around £4.00. This can also be the perfect time to explore so if you are ahead of time, walk the 20-30 minutes it takes to get to our campus making sure to pace yourself on Steep Hill.

For more information on how to get here and for useful links, please click here.

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