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University of Leicester Interview Questions

Updated 4 Aug, 2017
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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leicester, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England (UK)) in July-2017.

    Interview

    The general atmosphere was politely hostile. The panel was more interested to show off than to understand the real potential of the candidates. I don’t have to say that before starting my interview I assisted to the very warm welcome directed to one of the other candidates (technically not an internal candidate but very well-known to the panel). I don’t want to know who finally got the job, but for me it was a total waste of time. These situations discourage even the most well-intentioned candidates.

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    Animal Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leicester, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England (UK)) in February-2017.

    Interview

    Interview by the team leader of the Central Research Facility and another member of the animal technician team. Was instantly helped with feeling at ease with the process. The interview was broken down into several sections including Commercial Awareness, Skills and Competencies etc. Alot of the skills questions were very STAR orientated, requiring examples from previous work experience. Each person took turns asking me questions relevant to their area. Afterwards, was taken for a very insightful tour of the facility.

    Interview Questions

    • What positions of responsibility have you held?   1 Answer
    • Give an example of a time where you had to work within a team? -   1 Answer
    • Give an example of a time where you found communication difficult?   Answer Question
    • What are your views on animal testing?   Answer Question

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    Student Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England (UK)) in October-2016.

    Interview

    There are two stages, the first is applying through your CV and then this is followed by an assessment centre. Group work preparing and presenting presentations constituted the entirety of it for me.

    Interview Questions

    • For a presentation: Do a presentation on why it is good to apply to the University   Answer Question

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    Research Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England (UK)) in November-2015.

    Interview

    Application form on the university of leicester careers page with typical questions about personal details, work experience, academic results etc etc. Didnt take very long. Then was invited to the interview with three members of staff which each took it in turns to ask questions related to their stream (Lab leader, technician, general science questions.)

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    Administrative Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leicester, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England (UK)) in May-2015.

    Interview

    The interview was conducted via Skype as I was not in a near distance. There was a panel of three persons and all were very welcoming and polite. The weird thing is that they contacted my referees before the interview -what a strange practice... Anyway, It was unfortunate that the sound was not particularly clear but at the end I was informed that their decision was ultimately down to who had the most relevant experience for the post, and their preferred candidate had more experience in the field, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview was competency based drawing on my past experience.   Answer Question

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    Postdoctoral Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England (UK)) in December-2014.

    Interview

    A one hour 1-on-1 with the PI, followed by a panel-interview in which you're asked to make a 15 minute presentation on your research experience. The panel then asks you questions on the research presented and on their research, plans etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself 5-10 years from now? How do you plan on getting there?
      All other questions were research specific, on experience with certain techniques, plans for tackling a particular type of research question, etc.   Answer Question

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    Senior Lectureship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England (UK)) in April-2014.

    Interview

    Friendly, emphasis was placed on publications, four people sat on the panel, interview was followed by presentation about research, questions were put in a nice way, no pressure was applied, it is generally a friendly environment. But one must build a good research profile for getting a job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • questions re research, past experience, funding projects, teaching and student satisfaction, reasons why applying,   Answer Question

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    Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England (UK)) in March-2014.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by skype. The interview was done me versus three professors. My PI and two professors, from two different departments to test my technical skills. It was around 90 minutes, and they asked me about my background and technical questions about what I would solve some specific problems. At the end I asked questions about the position that I had applied.

    Interview Questions

    • How i would been able to model network neuronal dynamics.   Answer Question

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    Medical Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England (UK)) in January-2014.

    Interview

    Very chilled interview. Not too intense, just an interview with a panel. It lasted approximately 1 hour, and asked about myself, a few competency questions, scenarios of difficult situations were also asked.

    Interview Questions

    • basic stats questions, competency questions, a bit about yourself,   1 Answer

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at University of Leicester.

    Interview

    You have to fill out on-line form with a detailed resume. After being invited for interview, had to give a 5 min talk about my former projects.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    there was no negotiation


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