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Occupational Therapy BHSc (Hons) or MSc

Interview Day

Applicants are asked to arrive by 9.30am, followed by a welcome talk and a tour of the campus.

Group interviews are conducted in groups of up to 14 applicants with a member of staff and a service user. Individual interviews are conducted with a staff member. Interviews will include:

  • An opportunity to share with the group your motivation for wanting to study Occupational Therapy
  • An opportunity to identify personal qualities that they will bring to the profession
  • A group discussion relating to the challenges of the programme and how these might be managed
  • A short written task
  • A discussion relating to the value of occupation in promoting health and wellbeing

You will be free to leave by 4.00pm at the latest.


If you become a student at York St John University, we expect you to:

  • Demonstrate care, compassion and commitment with excellent communication skills promoting values based practice.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the programme of study and a willingness to work in partnership with staff and other students to enhance your own learning and that of others.
  • Be prepared to take full advantage of the fieldwork opportunities in different geographical locations and clinical/social areas to prepare you to work as a basic grade occupational therapist in the 21st century.
  • Appreciate the considerable demands which are made throughout the programme and the impact that they have on other aspects of your life.
  • Be prepared to have full and frank discussions with your personal tutor to maximise your academic, professional and personal development whilst on the programme.
  • Understand the programme requirements and their influence on the success of your study.
  • Give constructive feedback on aspects of the programme to ensure a positive student learning experience.
  • Reflect on your learning needs and utilise the staff and college resources to assist your learning and development.

We hope that if you choose to come to York you will enjoy the experience and take advantage of the variety of academic, professional and social opportunities available.

If you're wondering what to expect in the future, these videos explain the NHS Constitution values explains the sought after skills in Occupational Therapy.

Further Information for Applicants

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

You are required to contact the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) to go through the Enhanced Disclosure process for this course. Find out more about the DBS Check here

Health and Related Information

If you gain a place on the course, you will also need to complete a Medical Health Questionnaire. This asks questions about your physical and mental health status and history.

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