Foundation Year interviews
Invitation to interview
We will contact applicants we would like to interview by email and will ask you to confirm your preferred date and time for interview from a selection offered. Where possible, we will offer a range of dates and times for you to choose from, but this will depend on availability. We aim to provide at least two weeks’ notice.
Interviews for the Foundation Year in Arts and Social Sciences will typically be held online. We expect interviews for the Foundation Year in Science, Engineering and Mathematics to take place at the University campus.
We appreciate that it may not be possible for all interviews to be held in person. We ask that you let us know as soon as possible if you will not be able to attend your interview in person so that we can discuss if alternative arrangements can be offered (either an online interview or an interview at another time).
You may be eligible for your travel expenses to be reimbursed through our travel bursary.
Preparing for your interview
If you apply for the Foundation Year in Arts and Social Sciences, you will be asked to produce and submit a short piece of written work in advance to be discussed at the interview. We will ensure that you have two weeks’ notice before the submission deadline.
Applicants to the Foundation Year in Arts and Social Science: Economics and Finance pathway will also be asked to complete a diagnostic test in mathematics.
If you apply for the Foundation Year in Science, Engineering and Mathematics, you will be asked to complete a maths-related activity to discuss with the panel. You do not need to undertake any preparation in advance of your interview. We will not be able to provide any further information about this activity before the interview to ensure no candidates are disadvantaged.
On the day
The interview will be carried out by at least two members of University of Bristol staff. Interviews will be conducted in accordance with the University's Equality and Diversity Policy.
Interviews held in person on campus will include a tour of the relevant faculty and study spaces as part of your visit.
After your interview
We will contact you by email with the outcome of your interview as soon as possible. We aim to do this within five working days of your interview.