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Nursing and midwifery online interview

School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen's University Belfast

Candidate Interview Information

Welcome to our online interview candidate information page

The selection process for Nursing and Midwifery places in Northern Ireland will be different this year. Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University, two of the main providers of Nursing and Midwifery education in Northern Ireland, have worked in partnership to develop a new selection process for Nursing and Midwifery courses. We want to ensure that the health and social care system has the best future nurses and midwives possible, and we have changed the selection process to help us to better achieve this goal.

We are using an online interview platform, SONRU. SONRU is widely used by universities and corporations around the world for recruitment and selection.

The interviews will focus on the values and attributes required to be a Nursing or Midwifery professional. All interviews will be assessed by members of university staff, members of the Nursing and Midwifery professions and members of the universities’ service users and carers groups.

As you will not be attending the School of Nursing and Midwifery for interview this year, below we have included videos containing information about the School and Queen’s University. We hope you and your family members will take the opportunity to look at what the University has to offer.

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Preparing for admissions interviews

The interviews for Nursing and Midwifery are designed to test each candidate's values and attributes, including non-cognitive skills such as:

• Resilience

• Maturity and Responsibility

• Interpersonal and communication skills

• Confidence

• Self Awareness

• Empathy

• Ethical and moral values

• Awareness of the demands of training as a nurse or a midwife

Invitations to interviews are being sent by email, and will be sent in batches. The first batch went out on 22nd February, and others will follow.

Shortlisted candidates will only have to complete one interview for all of the Nursing & Midwifery programmes they have applied to in Queen's and Ulster; this interview will be considered for each programme they have been shortlisted for.

Admissions Interview Checklist

Important information on what you need to do before your interview and on the day


Complete and return the online form

Make sure you have a form of photo ID ready to show during your interview

Check all your technology is working well and you are familiar with software

Ensure you have completed the test interview

Find a quiet and uninterrupted space for the interview

Use a plain and minimal background

Check your device has both a working camera and microphone

Ensure you have sufficient battery (or electrical plug in)

Read more about online interviews here

Hear from our students

At Queens we pride ourselves on creating a close-knit community of staff and students in The School of Nursing and Midwifery, ensuring a positive and supportive environment for student learning. Click on the video below to hear the thoughts of our students on our course

Explore our stunning campus

At Queen’s you’ll have access to facilities that bring your course to life. We’ve invested over £700 million to keep our constantly evolving campus future ready.

From the state of the art McClay Library, to the cutting edge Computer Science Building, and purpose built School of Law, including a Moot Court Room, we've transformed our historic campus into an innovative learning environment.

Explore Virtual Tour

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Lanyon Building

Our University estate comprises more than 250 buildings, 98 of which are listed. The Lanyon Building, which opened in 1849, is the centrepiece of the estate.


Library, computing and media services in a single location as well as offering study facilities suitable for quiet study and group work.

Sports and Fitness

World class indoor and outdoor facilities, ideal for recreational, competitive or high-performance athletes.

Academic Facilities

Music studios, theatres, medical simulation suites, high performance computing, mechanical workshops, robotics and a lego lab.

Support and Wellbeing

Developing your employability skills, offering advice and assistance for times when you may feel under pressure, towards an enjoyable student experience.


Guaranteed accommodation to first year students. Tour state-of-the art rooms in the city centre virtually, check out accommodation options in more detail and get excited about where you want to live.

All our accommodation is just 15 minutes walk from campus, either located in the city centre or in our dedicated student village.

View rooms and prices

Accommodation 360 photos

En-suite bedroom I Elms BT1 and 2
Studio apartment I Elms BT1 and 2
En-suite bedroom I Elms BT9

Belfast: A Student City

A vibrant and friendly capital city, that’s safe, affordable and easy to get around.

Known as the “Queen’s Quarter”, the area surrounding our campus is the most vibrant district of Belfast. Here, you’ll find everything from museums and art galleries to world cuisine, as well as your classes of course, all within easy walking distance.

How expensive is it and how do I get there?

Northern Ireland has the lowest cost of student living in the UK, so you’ll pay less for rent, travel and going out.

Rent per week
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Flight time
Guide to city life
  1. Living in Belfast & N.Ireland
  2. Cost of living comparison
  3. Belfast vs London vs Manchester
  4. Moving to N.Ireland
  5. How far away is Belfast

Student Life

Students at Queen’s get the best of both worlds - a safe and easy to navigate campus with the wider city of Belfast nearby. We’re famed for our warm welcome and there’s a strong support network and sense of community on campus.

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Clubs and Societies

Whether your interest is in cheerleading, skiing, surfing, rowing, gaming, electronic music, crafting or the environment, you'll find something in our 215+ clubs and societies.

Sports and Fitness

World class indoor and outdoor facilities: 25m swimming and diving pool, martial arts area, 2 climbing walls, 8 squash courts, 2 handball courts, 4 exercise and dance studios, and outdoor 3G grass pitches.

Students’ Union

We’re loved across campus and Belfast: we’re the largest single-campus union in Ireland and provide students with advice, entertainment, volunteering opportunities and much more.

Careers and Employability

Our team are here to help you make informed career decisions and develop your skills and confidence to compete in the graduate job market.

Study/Work Abroad

Add an international dimension to your experience through study and work abroad. Increase your confidence and independence and make friends for life.

Student Finance

Find out more about Student Finance and what funding you could be eligible for to help with the cost of your undergraduate studies.