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What is Selection Day?


At LIS we know you’re more than just your grades. Selection Days are designed to help us understand: 
 

  • Who you are—your interests and what motivates you.  
  • How you think—how you approach problems, how you handle new information, and how you express yourself.

We use this information, together with your grades (which we look at in the context of your background), to determine whether LIS is the right fit for you. Selection Days are also an opportunity for you to get to know us and ask us any questions.  We also host Selection Day Q&As online as an opportunity for you to ask us any questions ahead of your interviews, so be sure to look out for those dates in your Selection Day invitation email.  

Selection Days are conducted online and will take around 60 minutes. 

You don’t need to prepare; just be yourself. It’s a chance for us to get to know you, for you to get to know us, and hopefully learn more about yourself along the way. 

What can I expect on Selection Day?

You’ll take part in two interviews, one after the other, using two Zoom links which should be sent to you in an email the week before. You don’t need to prepare anything for either of the interviews, we are interested to know more about who you are and understand how you think.  

Interview 1: Getting to know you

The clue is in the title! You’ll have a conversation with a member of the LIS team to talk about who you are, and what some of your passions and interests are. 

Interview 2: Thinking through a problem

The interview will  be preceded by a short reading  task which your first interviewer will provide to you. Then your second interview will be your opportunity to talk through the problem with a member of the LIS faculty. This is the part of Selection Day that will really help us to understand how you think.

Setting up for your Selection Day

Our Selection Days are conducted online and will last for around 60 minutes. You'll need to make sure that you have the following:

A laptop or tablet: It's important that you have a large enough screen to read materials online that will be shared with you during the interview.

A quiet space: We don’t want you to risk being distracted during your interview.

Internet connection: Your internet connection will need to be able to support video and audio being on for the Selection Day. You should test this before your Selection Day, to make sure it works.

Download Zoom: Selection Days are hosted on Zoom so you will need to have the app downloaded to your laptop or tablet before the interview.

Pen and paper: Make sure you have a pen and paper available for any note-taking, especially for the independent task.

Joining your Selection Day

You’ll be sent an email with two Zoom links that will allow you to access your two interviews – these will be clearly labelled and have clear time slots to avoid confusion. Simply open up the email (if it’s not in your inbox, remember to check your junk mail) and find the email titled ‘Preparing for your Selection Day’. You should aim to be in the waiting room no more that 5 minutes before your interview, but don’t be late! And make sure you click on the right link corresponding to that time slot.

This is a chance for us to get to know you and get a feel for who you are, so make sure you’ve got your camera on.

Support

LIS commits to ensuring that all individuals are treated equitably, regardless of gender, race or ethnicity, socio-economic background, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, or any other inappropriate distinction.  

If you have additional requirements for online platforms (for example, if you do not have access to a laptop/tablet, a quiet space and/or an internet connection) please let us know by emailing admissions@lis.ac.uk and we’ll make arrangements for you.  

If you have disclosed a disability, specific learning difference or medical condition in your application form, we will invite you to discuss any necessary and appropriate reasonable adjustments. If you have not disclosed, then we encourage you to contact us at admissions@lis.ac.uk so that we can make any reasonable adjustments.   

 

Please visit our policies page to review our: 

  • Admissions Policy 
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy 
  • Disability Policy  

FAQs

Will I be interviewed with other applicants?
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Other applicants will not be present at your interviews, it will be a one-on-one conversation for both interviews.

Can I join the Selection Day on my phone?
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You will need to be able to read materials during the interview, therefore we would recommend using a tablet or a laptop during the Selection Day. If you don’t have access to a laptop/tablet or to an internet connection, please let us know at admissions@lis.ac.ukadmissions@lis.ac.uk and we'll make arrangements for you.

What happens if my internet drops off during the internet?
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Don’t panic. Simply click on your Selection Day link to join when you’ve reconnected, and you’ll be able to re-join where a member of the LIS team will be able help you.

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If you have any questions, simply email admissions@lis.ac.uk or give us a call on 0203 409 1912.

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