University of Glasgow
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University of Glasgow Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jan 19, 2014
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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Portland, OR

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at University of Glasgow in March 2012.

Interview Details – 45 minute interview over skype

Interview Question – Nothing, it was really fairly typical and terms of my background, why glasgow and how I would apply my research interest to Glasgow   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much negotiation - these posts are very structured in terms of funding and benefits.

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Graduate Teaching Assistant (Student Services) Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at University of Glasgow.

Interview Details – Detailed online application. The job ad had a list of person characteristics and I was asked to address each one of them separately in the application. The same questions were asked during the interview. the process was fast but they do not offer a phone or skype interview if you cannot attend.

Interview Question – Very basic competencies based interview. Was asked to deliver a presentation on 'In Uni sometimes learning to learn is more important than learning a subject'. The presentation was to be addressed to a 1st year student audience.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much negotiation. Fixed contract and salary

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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Glasgow.

Interview Details – Interviewing for Research Associate positions will be conducted largely by the principal investigator / professor you are likely to be working directly for. As such all interviews are likely to be rather different depending on the style and interests of that professor.

I had 1 informal interview (1 on 1) and 1 formal interview (small panel) which included a small coding test (relevant for my field) before being offered the position.

Interview Question – Expect to be asked about previous projects and previous experiences etc.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Salaries are fixed by HR as the University adheres to union salary scales. Very little negotiation is possible.

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Assistant Senior Resident Interview

Anonymous Employee
Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

I applied through college or university - interviewed at University of Glasgow in May 2011.

Interview Details – Application form and one inteview

Interview Question – How you get along with Sanctuary?   View Answer

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Banking Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Glasgow in November 2010.

Interview Details – Difficult questions asked me about my background, what I learnt in school and my salary.

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IT Services Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at University of Glasgow in September 2009.

Interview Details – all email based... online submission of application 3 panel interview.

Interview Question – some detailed technical questioning around what particular middleware solutions would be suitable for particular projects...   Answer Question

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