UCL Careers


Interview coaching

If you have been invited to any type of interview, (including phone or video), this one-to-one roleplay style coaching session can help you prepare for the real thing.

interview coaching

Appointment formats

To help look after the health of the UCL community during the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are offering a mix of on-campus, (see UCL guidelines), and online, (using Teams), one-to-one appointments so please book whichever format you are more comfortable with. If you're unable to come onto campus and wifi / connectivity issues may prevent you from getting careers support online, please do get in touch with us.

What to expect

These appointments are one-to-one with our Careers Consultants and generally involve:

  • A role play exercise based covering interview questions that are commonly used for the type of role or sector that you are applying to
  • Feedback from the Careers Consultant on all aspects of your performance in this exercise. This includes your interview style, technique and the strength of your answers for the questions asked during the role-play
  • Some self reflection to help identify example answers to show evidence of your particular skills and experience
  • Advice on further preparation and how to improve on any weak areas
  • Time for you to ask additional questions or address any other concerns you have about the real thing

What it won't cover

Technical interviews

There are a range of different industry areas where this technical interviews are common. Many of the sector specific ‘Interview preparation’ resources we provide will include tips on how to prepare for this type of interview.

Recruiters may be testing your knowledge on a specific subject area that our consultants may not be familiar with. As such, we will be unable to replicate this particular element of the interview process during your session.

However, we can provide tips and advice on how you should prepare for these sorts of questions.

Book now

When you have been invited to an interview, download and complete the booking form to provide information on what you are being interviewed for and what you would like to improve through the session.

Please give as much detail as possible so that we can tailor the session appropriately – failure to do so will delay the booking of your appointment.

Return the completed form to UCL Careers by email and we will contact you to let you know what appointment availability we have.

Appointments are allocated on a first come first served basis so we would recommend sending the form in as soon as you can.

Due to high demand for these appointments, we cannot guarantee we will have availability before your interview.

If there are no appointments available before your interview, we will keep the information you provided and contact you if there are any cancellations.

We also recommend that you check availability of our ‘Short guidance’ appointments online as these can be booked at any time, (even if you haven't yet been invited to a real interview), and used to discuss interview techniques and learn more about what to expect in case we're unable to fit you into one of our Practice interview slots.

Download booking form

Send us the completed booking form by email

Note: The form it is a Word document. if you are having trouble opening the files you can use desktop@UCL Anywhere to access your UCL desktop which gives access to Microsoft Word.