Additional documents and interview information

Find information and guidance about your postgraduate or health CPD interview, portfolio, or task after your application.

Postgraduate and Health CPD Application, Interview, and Portfolio Guidance

Below you can find information regarding application forms, interviews, tasks, and portfolios for postgraduate courses.

  • For us to process your application further you are required to complete the WBL Agreement Form. Your management must sign the form, which is listed on this webpage. You are also required to present your Manager with the WBL Manager letter. We are unable to proceed with your application until the WBL Agreement Form is completed fully and returned to the Admissions Office via the application portal. For queries or further information regarding the work-based learning for this module, please contact Jon Mounsey either via email at Jonathan.mounsey@northampton.ac.uk or by phone on 01604 892781.

  • Interview Information

    Interviews are conducted online for flexibility and arranged directly between the Admissions tutor and applicant.  As part of the Interview process the Admissions tutor will also request a portfolio from you.

    Portfolio Information

    To facilitate your application, we require you to provide us with a digital portfolio of your current studio practice. This should include documentation of any artworks that you have completed, together with images of studies, tests and supporting work, the latter of which might be scans from sketchbooks or digital experiments. Whilst the digital portfolio should primarily focus upon the work that you have made during your final year of undergraduate study, you are welcome to include images derived from earlier in your studies on your BA (Hons).  Please could you ensure that all images are clearly labelled with any relevant information, e.g. the date the work was made, its dimensions and its media.  We recommend when emailing your portfolio to the tutor that you email it in a PDF. Format.

    If you have any queries regarding the content of your portfolio please email the tutor Riham Ahmed riham.ahmed@northampton.ac.uk.

  • To facilitate your application, we require you to complete the following Admissions task for your chosen programme. Please submit your essay within 21 days from the date you received your Admissions task request email via the application portal as either a PDF or a word document. We will be unable to proceed any further with your application until your application task has been received by Admissions Office.

    Essay Task Questions and Information

    As part of our admissions process, we ask that applicants complete a written essay. Therefore, please can you write a maximum of 1500 words, answering the following question: Critically evaluate the usefulness of Piagets theory of cognitive development.

    Useful FAQs about what to include in your essay and what happens next:

    1) Do I need to support my answer with research?
    Yes, as part of this response, you need to conduct some research and support your argument with references (see example)

    2) How many articles/books do I need to include?
    There is not a minimum, or a maximum – this is down to your personal judgement.

    3) Where can I access research?
    Google Scholar is a useful resource to find articles.

    4) Do I need to include a reference list?
    Yes, please include your references at the end of your submission.

    5) What happens next?
    Once your essay task has been received by Admissions office via the online portal it will be sent onto the Admissions tutor for their consideration along with your completed application.

    Dr Lauren McAllister
    Lauren.mcallister@northampton.ac.uk
    Pronouns: She/her
    Programme Lead for MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health

  • To facilitate your application, we require you to complete the following interview Task for your chosen programme. Please submit your Interview Task within 7 days via the application portal as a PDF or word document. We must receive your interview task a week prior to your Interview date. The Admissions Tutor will then review your Task alongside your completed application and Interview. We will be unable to proceed any further with your application until your Interview Task has been received to the Admissions Office.

  • To facilitate your application, we require you to complete the following interview Task for your chosen programme. Please submit your interview task within seven days from the date you received your Interview task request email via the application portal as a PDF or word document. We must receive your interview task a week prior to your interview date. The Admissions Tutor will then review your Task alongside your completed application and Interview. We will be unable to proceed any further with your application until your Interview Task has been received to the Admissions Office.

  • To facilitate your application, we require you to provide us with a digital portfolio of your current studio practice. This should include documentation of any artworks that you have completed, together with images of studies, tests and supporting work, the latter of which might be scans from sketchbooks or digital experiments. Whilst the digital portfolio should primarily focus upon the work that you have made during your final year of undergraduate study, you are welcome to include images derived from earlier in your studies on your BA (Hons). Please could you ensure that all images are clearly labelled with any relevant information, e.g. the date the work was made, its dimensions and its media.

    Please submit your portfolio within 21 days via the application portal as a PDF document, with subject title ‘MA Fine Art Portfolio and your Student ID number’. The Admissions Tutor will then be able to review your portfolio alongside your completed application.

    We will be unable to proceed any further with your application until your portfolio has been received the Admissions Office.

  • For more information and FAQs about your PGCE interview, please view our applicant interviews, auditions and tasks webpages.

  • There will be two elements to the interview process:

    1. Group Activity – you will be asked to join a virtual online group where you will engage with a small group of other applicants to discuss a topic given to you on the day for approximately 15 – 20 minutes. This is not a competitive exercise, but an opportunity to demonstrate your analytical skills, communication abilities and collaborative group-work capabilities, which are key elements of professional practice.
    2. Formal Individual Interview – The panel will consist of 2-3 members of academic staff, and potentially a service user. The interview will last approximately 30 minutes. We will be looking for your understanding of the wide scope of physiotherapy practice, current challenges and opportunities in the profession, your interpretation of the NHS and HCPC core values and your understanding of the requirements of studying at Master’s level

    All elements of the selection day are ‘graded’ and this informs the decision-making process to determine whether an offer is made to an applicant. We will offer feedback to all applicants regarding their performance on the selection day.  A copy of the HCPC guidance on conduct and ethics for students can be found on the HCPC website.

  • To facilitate your application, we require you to complete the following Admissions task for your chosen programme. Please submit your essay within 21 days from the date you received your Admissions task request email via the application portal as either a PDF or a word document. We will be unable to proceed any further with your application until your application task has been received by Admissions Office.

    Essay Question

    As part of our admissions process, we ask that applicants complete a written essay. Therefore, please can you write an essay between 800-100 words, answering the following question:

    • To what extent can we rely on eyewitness testimony as ‘evidence’ – critically discuss.
  • Required for Application

    Personal Statement Instructions

    Please accompany your application with a personal statement of between 500 and 800 words in length explaining why you would like to return to practice. You will need to include a brief outline of your past nursing experience, and a summary of how you have spent your time in the interim.

    Please note that this personal statement is an important part of your application. It will need to comply with The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) standards for education which require that all applicants provide evidence of the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing.

    Please include information regarding your numeracy capability and / or your preparations to update this skill.

    How to obtain a current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Statement of Entry for your University application

    With your application you must provide us with a copy of your current NMC Statement of Entry letter (dated within the last year) for the Admissions department to be able to process your application.

    If you do not have a current Statement of Entry letter please contact the NMC on 0207 6377181 or go to their website and go to the Registration section, then click on Statement of Entry. Whether you are NHS funded or sponsored by KGH or NGH you will need to provide this to the University.

    We are unable to proceed with your application until the above information has been received along with your application. Once your application and additional documents above have been received. The Admissions tutor will then assess your application, the Admissions office will then write out to you with the Admissions tutor decision.

    Required for Interview

    If you have been invited in for interview, you must complete the below form, prior to attending your interview. Any information provided in this form will be discussed at interview.

  • The MA Social Work application process is a two-stage process.

    Stage one: Task

    To facilitate your application, we require you to complete the following Admissions task for your chosen programme. Please submit your essay within 21 days from the date you received your Admissions task request email via the application portal as either a pdf or a word document. We will be unable to proceed any further with your application until your application task has been received by Admissions Office.

    The written exercise aims to test applicants in the following ways:

    • Applicants should be able to demonstrate academic writing skills relevant for Postgraduate submission.
    • Applicants can critically evaluate issues and offer suitable academic discussion.
    • Applicants can identify relevant sources of material to draw from and cite/reference in an appropriate academic manner using the Harvard Referencing System. View the UON Harvard Referencing guide online.

    The task is as follows: Applicants are required to write up to 1,000 words answering the question: why are professional values important for social work practice?

    We look forward to receiving your written task and progressing your application further.

    Stage Two: Interview

    If your application and task are successful you will then be invited in for interview. Find the relevant information based on your home/international status in the following downloads:

Additional Forms for Other Postgraduate courses

The forms below are in addition to a formal application for the courses listed.

DBA

Doctor of Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Distance Learning

Educational Mental Health Practitioner / Enhanced Evidence based Practice / Physiological Wellbeing Practice / Systemic Family Practice

The Examination of the Newborn

Health CPD programmes

MPhil and PhD’s

Non-Medical Prescribing

Postgraduate taught programmes

The National Award for SEN Co-ordination

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