University of Manchester

  www.manchester.ac.uk
  www.manchester.ac.uk
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

University of Manchester Interview Questions in Manchester, England

Updated May 20, 2014
Updated May 20, 2014
7 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

85%
0%
14%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

37%
37%
12%

Interview Difficulty

2.8
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Interviews for Top Jobs at University of Manchester

More

7 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Manchester in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Position was advertised on findaphd.com, initial interview was done by skype as the supervisor was abroad. Secondary contact was personal, followed by interview by another member of staff. The two staff members discussed their interview with me and their impressions, after which they agreed to offer the project.

    Interview Questions
    • What makes you think academia is any less pressured than Industry?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Manchester in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Online submission of a CV / Resume, teaching and research plans. Then half a day on-site with informal one-to-one interviews/discussions with 4 members of staff, plus a departmental seminar which is open to all, and then a formal interview with the same people as with the one-to-ones which had some elements influenced by the "informal" parts.

    Interview Questions
    • What particular role would you like to champion as a member of staff?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 months - interviewed at University of Manchester in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    the hiring is usually set before advert is published. it has to be published wide but everybody knows who will get the job in 70% of cases. new people have a chance only if there is a funding and all phd students/postdocs in the group have things to do.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation. you accept or you are out. you have to bend to everything
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  4. We want your feedback – Is this interview information helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Manchester.

    Interview Details

    A bit demeaing considering the credentials I have. A lot of unecessary questions were put forward.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    NO
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University of Manchester.

    Interview Details

    Was a previous student, so had a very relaxed meeting to confirm my interest. Simple online form, and two references.
    For students from other universities, I know that the form is a bit more in depth, and there are formal interviews. Often the prospective students will be introduced to the current students for a chat.

    Interview Questions
    • As I was a student already at Manchester, there wasn't a formal interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No financial negotiation, but there was talk of which experiment, however this is not normally confirmed until you start.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  7.  

    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Application Details

    interviewed at University of Manchester in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    it was a pleasant experience and i was awarded a scholarship to study at the university. during the 3 years stay in the lab i wanted to say it was really well wothy the time. manchester is a great city and very lively. the university provides a lot of resourses and fun things for anyone to join. I am very happy with my choice really.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Flyering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Manchester in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    I found the application to work for The University of Manchester on their careers site. They wanted someone to do a weeks worth of flyering. I emailed the address given and arranged a quick 5 minute interview. I was given the job which turned out to be very easy and so worth doing, as the interview wasn't very difficult!

    Interview Questions
    • Will you be tempted to leave early if not monitored   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Worked for University of Manchester? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.