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School Selection Procedures - Nursing & Midwifery Studies

The Selection Process

All applications received at UCAS by the main cycle closing date, which is 15 January 2015, will receive equal consideration.

The chart below illustrates a typical UCAS cycle application profile. These numbers change between cycles due to changes in the number of funded places available and the number of applications received.

Programme Number of Applicants Number of Applicants Interviewed Number of Places
(Sept)
Number of Places
(March)
Adult 2020 500 113 55
Mental Health 400+ 240 54 28
Child 600 120 41 n/a
Midwifery 950 120 32 n/a

Please note: for administrative and logistical reasons, the selection process differs between programmes.

Adult, Mental Health and Child

Shortlisting

All applications are reviewed to ensure that candidates either possess or are working towards qualifications which meet the school's minimum entry criteria. If so, the application will progress to the next stage and will have the personal statement scored using predetermined shortlisting criteria.

Shortlisting selection criteria

  • Motivation
  • Communication skills
  • Insight into the nature and demands of the programme
  • Insight into chosen area of practice
  • Insight into the emotional demands of care and caring when responding to patient/client needs
  • Transferable skills and attributes

Those applications with the highest shortlisting scores at this stage will be invited to interview (MMIs).

Please note: Applicants who are invited to the interview days and have disabilities or additional support needs are encouraged to indicate this in your response to the Admissions Team email: HCAREAdmissions@cardiff.ac.uk We will contact you to discuss your access requirements so that appropriate adjustments can be arranged.

Applications which have not met the required threshold score will not be invited to the Interview Day (MMIs) and will be informed by UCAS that their application has been unsuccessful.

Unsuccessful applicants who wish to obtain feedback should contact: admissions@cardiff.ac.uk

Following the Assessment and Interview stage each applicant is awarded a total application score. This is the sum of their assessment and interview scores.

Offers are made to candidates who have achieved the highest total application scores and who have provided a satisfactory statement of character.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their selection process via UCAS tracker; direct applicants by the university. Unsuccessful applicants who wish to obtain feedback should contact: admissions@cardiff.ac.uk

 

The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

Adult, Mental Health Nursing and Child Nursing 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th February 2015

The interviews at Cardiff University School of Healthcare Sciences involve the use of a Multi Mini Interview (MMI) procedure which is based on the Objective Structured Clinical Examination format, commonly used by Health Sciences programmes to evaluate clinical competence. The MMI process is an opportunity to address interviewees in person and to assess information that is not always readily forthcoming in traditional application processes.

The MMIs are made up of a series of short, carefully timed interview stations which provide information about an applicants' ability to think on their feet, to critically appraise information, to communicate ideas and demonstrate that they have thought about some of the issues that are important to the nursing profession.

There are six stations in total. Each mini interview lasts a maximum of 5 minutes.

Two important points to remember:

  • the MMI is not intended to test the amount of prior knowledge in these domains
  • interview stations change throughout the week

Use of Contextual Data

Extra consideration will be guaranteed to suitable applicants to the School of Healthcare Sciences. Typical offers can be found here.

For details of University policy, please click here.

 

Midwifery

Shortlisting

All applications are reviewed to ensure that candidates either possess or are working towards qualifications which meet the school's minimum entry criteria. If so, the application will progress to the next stage and will have the personal statement scored using predetermined shortlisting criteria.

Shortlisting selection criteria
  • Motivation
  • Communication skills
  • Insight into the nature and demands of the programme
  • Insight into chosen area of practice
  • Insight into the emotional demands of care and caring when responding to patient/client needs
  • Transferable skills and attributes

Those applications with the highest shortlisting scores at this stage will be invited to interview (MMIs).

Please note: Applicants who are invited to the interview days and have disabilities or additional support needs are encouraged to indicate this in your response to the HCARE Admissions Team email: HCAREAdmissions@cardiff.ac.uk . We will contact you to discuss your access requirements so that appropriate adjustments can be arranged.

Applications which have not met the required threshold score will not be invited to the Interview Day (MMIs) and will be informed by UCAS that their application has been unsuccessful. Unsuccessful applicants who wish to obtain feedback should contact: admissions@cardiff.ac.uk

Following the Assessment and Interview stage each applicant is awarded a total application score. This is the sum of their assessment and interview scores.

Offers are made to candidates who have achieved the highest total application scores and who have provided a satisfactory statement of character.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their selection process via UCAS tracker; direct applicants by the university. Unsuccessful applicants who wish to obtain feedback should contact: admissions@cardiff.ac.uk

The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

Midwifery - 4th, 5th, 6th and 12th March 2015

The interviews at Cardiff University School of Healthcare Sciences involve the use of a Multi Mini Interview (MMI) procedure which is based on the Objective Structured Clinical Examination format, commonly used by Health Science programmes to evaluate clinical competence. The MMI process is an opportunity to address interviewees in person and to assess information that is not always readily forthcoming in traditional application processes.

The MMIs are made up of a series of short, carefully timed interview stations which provide information about an applicants' ability to think on their feet, to critically appraise information, to communicate ideas and demonstrate that they have thought about some of the issues that are important to the midwifery profession.

There are six stations in total. Each mini interview lasts a maximum of 5 minutes.

Two important points to remember:

  • the MMI is not intended to test the amount of prior knowledge in these domains
  • interview stations change throughout the week

 

Use of Contextual Data

Extra consideration will be guaranteed to suitable applicants to the School of Healthcare Sciences. Typical offers can be found here.

For details of University policy, please click here.


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