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Interview guidance – Bath Spa University

The following notes are aimed to help candidates who have been shortlisted for interview.

If you're invited to attend an interview, you'll be sent an email which will contain the following details:

  • Confirmation of the post you have been shortlisted for
  • The date of your interview
  • The time you need to arrive
  • Where you need to report on arrival
  • What we require of you in advance (if you have been asked to make a presentation)
  • (If applicable) details of any exercise you will be asked to complete.

Our interview process

All shortlisted candidates will attend a formal interview, during which the Chair of the interview panel will explain how the interview will be structured and who will ask interview questions. You'll be given the opportunity to answer these questions and an opportunity to ask any questions of your own that you may have.

The questions from the interview panel will be based on the person specification for the post. In most, but not all cases, candidates will be given the opportunity to see where they would be working and to meet other colleagues. Any presentation or skills exercise task you have been asked to undertake will also be based on the person specification.

As the University is bound to comply with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, it is a requirement that employers ensure prospective employees have the legal right to work in the UK.

You will therefore be asked to present an original document to show evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK to Reception, prior to your interview. In most cases this is a passport or a full birth certificate, showing at least one parents name, together with an official document showing your National Insurance number i.e. NI card, P60/P45.

Need more guidance?

Read our frequently asked questions or contact the Recruitment Team: +44(0)1225 876787 or

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