Radiography University Interview Questions

There are many different questions you may be asked at your radiography university interview, so we've provided a comprehensive list of those commonly asked by Radiography admissions tutors at UK universities.

As well as the example questions below, you can find further help in our University Interviews Guide.

Background and motivation

  • Tell us about yourself.
  • Talk us through your personal statement.
  • Why do you want to be a Radiographer?
  • What have you done to prepare yourself for a career in Radiography?
  • What strengths do you have that will help you deal with all the work involved?
  • Why do you want to be a radiographer, rather than a nurse or doctor?
  • What do you think a radiographer does?
  • What interests you most about radiography and why?
  • What are you looking forward to most about becoming a radiographer?
  • What contribution do you hope to make to the field of radiography?
  • How do you think radiography differs from other health professions?
  • If you were to become a radiographer, how would you like your patients to describe you and why?
  • How do you know whether you really do want to become a radiographer?
  • Do you have any life experiences that you think may help your career in radiography?
  • What skills do you have to become a radiography?
  • What qualities do you think make a good radiographer?
  • Discuss a time when you had to convey an important message to someone - describe how you did this and what the end result was.
  • How do you cope with stress?
  • How do you manage your time?

Knowledge and work experience

  • What is the role of a radiographer?
  • What is the most demanding aspect of the study programme, and how would you overcome this?
  • Where does radiography take place?
  • What do you know about current healthcare issues in the media?
  • What challenges affect healthcare in the UK?
  • What does confidentiality mean and why is it important?
  • What might a typical day on a ward involve for a radiographer?
  • Tell us about your work experience - what did you learn from it and what did you enjoy?
  • Were there any aspects of your work experience you didn't like?
  • Why are you applying for Diagnostic Radiography and not Therapeutic?
  • Why do you feel Radiography is beneficial to others?

Teamwork and communication

  • What is teamwork and why is it important in Radiography?
  • Why is communication vital in Radiography?
  • Give us an example of when you worked as part of a team?
  • Can you think of a team situation where your communication skills have been essential? Tell us more about the situation and how you contributed.
  • Tell us about a group activity you have organised. What went well and what went badly? What did you learn from it?
  • What have you learned about yourself and successful team-working?
  • Who do you think will be the most important people you will work with as a radiographer?
  • Describe a time when you had to lead a team of people?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of being in a team? Do you believe teams need leaders?
  • Do you think humour can help a team? Give an example.

Career plans and your future

  • Do you have any career aspirations?
  • How will university benefit your future?
  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years' time?
  • If you had to take a gap year, what would you do?

Further information

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