Dental Hygiene and Therapy interviews

Interview information

This information is for students applying in September 2020. (Information for students applying in 2021 will be available on this website by September 2020.)

Interviews for BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy (B750) will be held in Bristol on selected days in January and February 2020:

Wednesday 22 January 2020
Wednesday 29 January 2020
Thursday 30 January 2020
Wednesday 5 February 2020
Thursday 6 February 2020

On the day

On the day you will attend the following activities:

  1. A registration welcome address by the admissions tutor for the BSc programme, a briefing on the interview process and photographs (30 minutes)
  2. Interviews, which include three difference assessments (15 minutes written, 15 minutes practical, and 30 minutes interview)
  3. A tour of Bristol Dental School and Hospital (30 minutes)

Bringing ID to your interview

You must bring photo ID with you to your interview. We will not keep a copy of your ID; we will just need to see it when you arrive to verify that you are the candidate we have invited. If you do not have photo ID, you will not be allowed to take part in the interview.

Examples of suitable photo ID include (but are not limited to):

  • Passport
  • Driving licence or provisional driving licence
  • College photo card
  • NUS photo card.

What to wear

  • Wear something smart, but comfortable.
  • Please bring a waterproof coat and comfortable shoes for the Dental School and Hospital tour.

Support for a disability

The Dental Hygiene and Therapy course is academically and physically demanding. If you have a disability we expect you to have taken this into consideration before you applied and that you firmly believe you will be able to perform all the tasks and responsibilities the course requires.

For advice on studying with a disability contact our Disability Services team on +44 (0)117 331 0444 or

To discuss your disability in advance of interview email

After the interview

We aim to contact you with the outcome of your interview within three weeks. In some cases, this decision may take a little longer. We will endeavour to update you as soon as we can via email.

Pre-course health questionnaire

If you are made and accept an offer, we will send you a pre-course health questionnaire that you must return to the University's Occupational Health Service (old - redirected).

Before starting your course at the University, you must have blood tests for serious communicable diseases (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV). Entry on to the course will be subject to satisfactory clearance by the Occupational Health Service.

For any queries, please contact the Occupational Health Service:

I can't attend the interview

If you can't come to your interview, please select 'cannot attend' on the Interview registration form.

Please be aware that we only have certain dates available for interviews. We will do our best to offer you another slot on an available day, but we cannot guarantee this.

Please note that you must attend an interview as part of the selection process. No offers will be made to any applicants who have not attended an interview.

Responding to your interview invitation

You must respond to your interview invitation within two weeks of receiving your invitation by email. We will know you have responded if you:

  • register to attend an event;
  • add your details to the ‘I cannot attend these dates’ option;
  • or contact our Events team to discuss options if neither of the above are appropriate.

If you have not responded to your invitation within two weeks, we will assume you no longer wish to pursue your application at Bristol, and your application will be made unsuccessful.

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