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Firstly, don’t worry about your interview!

Interviews are short, friendly one-to-one meetings where you get to discuss your strengths and ambitions with a member of Central Saint Michael’s staff. If you’re really nervous then you can have a parent or guardian to join you for support.

Why do colleges ask for interviews?

At this stage the interview is more of a consultation, where we can both make sure you’re selecting the right courses to meet your aspirations – it’s also your opportunity to ask questions too!

What if I can’t make my appointment?

If you miss your appointment, don’t worry, we’ll be happy to rearrange at a time more convenient for you. Email [email protected] or call 0121 667 5100.

Still a bit anxious about your interview?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here are our Top 5 Tips for your interview:

1) Be prepared

Take a look at the website, read the course briefs and familiarise yourself with the courses you’re applying for.

2) Prepare your answers

Most Colleges will ask the same type of questions such as ‘why do you want to study the subject?’ and ‘Why do you want to attend this College?’ – all questions you will know the answer to!

3) It’s your opportunity to ask us questions too

Do you want to know about the timetable? What about enrichment opportunities or more about a particular course? Asking a smart and well thought out question not only shows you are interested but gives you more information about what you’re applying for.

4) Arrive on time

Plan your journey and try to arrive a little early, as being late can leave you feeling stressed or flustered. If you are running late don’t panic, we’ll still complete your interview.

5) Be yourself

Remember nobody is here to catch you out! Interviews are designed to help you get all the advice and guidance you need, so be honest and make the most of it.

Book your interview here