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Speech & Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy Interview Day

All short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview. This allows you to experience a range of activities that enable you to find out more about Marjon University, whilst also being interviewed for the course. The interview itself will include an information session about the programme, a 20-minute writing task, a 15-minute interactive group task and a 15-minute individual interview. Activities are facilitated by several of the teaching staff alongside local clinicians. 


Qualifications, DBS documents and online health check

You will need to provide copies of any qualifications already achieved and identification documents for a DBS check to prior to your interview date. 

As part of DBS checking guidelines, we are required to see physical copies of the DBS documents and we ask to see these at the initial interview stage. Please bring original versions of the documents that you will you scan and send to us in advance of the interview.

If you are successful at interview and accept an offer with us, we will be in touch regarding your DBS check and online health assessment. We will send you information about applying for a DBS check through Marjon - you cannot apply for this independently.

Please see your interview invitation letter for further information about the documents you need to send us and if you have any queries, please email


Areas focused upon in interview

Throughout the interview process, applicants will be rated on their demonstration of the following skills and values:

  • Capacity to study
  • Commitment to the profession
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical ability 
  • Self-reflection
  • Knowledge and demonstration of selected NHS core values (see such as compassion, respect and dignity


Interview structure

Time Candidates Guests
9.00am-9.30am Candidates and guests arrive and register at reception.
9.30am-10.15am Campus tour
10.15am-10.30am Introductory talk Free time to explore the campus, relax in Barjon.
10.30am-11.00am Group task
11.00am-11.10am Break
11.10am-11.30am Written task Free time to explore the campus, relax in Barjon.
11.30am-12.45pm Individual interviews
12.45pm Candidates and guests depart


After you accept your offer

Upon acceptance of an offer, students will be required to take part in an occupational health screening procedure to ensure that they are fit to practice in a healthcare setting. 

Healthcare students are required to engage with the University's occupational health provider who will check immunisation history and ensure this is up to date. Students must consent to receiving the Hepatitis B vaccination as a condition of entry.

It has now been confirmed that mandatory Covid vaccinations for health and social care workers, and students on placements, in England will no longer be legally required. However, the Health Secretary has said it is still considered “a professional responsibility for health and care staff, and others who work in the health and social care sectors, to be vaccinated” and as such, we strongly recommend that all students are fully vaccinated (unless medically exempt) before undertaking clinical placement activities. We will discuss Covid vaccination and implications for placement with students on commencement of the programme.