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University of Newcastle (UK) Interview Questions

Updated Jul 31, 2014
Updated Jul 31, 2014
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    Visitor Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at University of Newcastle (UK).

    Interview Details

    It was pretty straight forward because I already knew my supervisor and it was already agreed that I would be working there for aprox. 1year.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Simple Interview. Was asked a couple of questions about what I want to do and was asked to explain a bit about my Masters thesis and what I expected to work as. I was also asked to read about a few publications and they were discussed in detail.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at University of Newcastle (UK) in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview was about the detailed discussion about my recent recent research and development experience in the university

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied for the position online. This was followed by a technical interview discussing the work I had done in the University this far (was a Masters student there). Passed the interview and got selected for the position.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at University of Newcastle (UK) in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    First I got my job position offered informally by the professor in a pub, he then invited me over for an informal chat, next I accepted the job, but to make sure that the guidelines were followed, he organised an application procedure, after which i was invited for a job interview via Skype. I did my best to write a good application letter and to do well at the interview - because I of course did not know how serious they were taking this. However, when one of the interviewees said "I look forward working with you" it was clear to me that they were not really taking the interview serious.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase, I got the contract based on standard salary settings as set for 1st year post-docs. No negotiation possible
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Peoplesoft Administrator/Upgrade Technical Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ballarat (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ballarat (Australia)
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at University of Newcastle (UK) in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied through online and they have chose after online interview . They liked me like anything also negotiated salary, however my partner don't want to go regional area any more.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Partner don't want to move into regional area.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at University of Newcastle (UK) in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Friendly but intense. Must have samples of research with you, preferably with a presentation. Panel of three people at the campus.

    Interview Questions
    • Need to describe in detail your research, its impact and how you will tackle it in the academic view.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    PhD Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Newcastle (UK) in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The course I had completed was of a high standard so only a few questions were asked regarding my knowledge of the subject. I think the interview was mainly to see if I was a functioning human as my references gave them much of what they must have been looking for.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked me to discuss several aspects of the course I had completed   View Answer
    • Asked me if I had any questions about their research   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Accepted a similar offer at another institution

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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