Thank you for your application to the University of East London. As part of the application process, all suitable applicants will be required to complete an online test and attend an interview.

Phase 1- Numeracy and Literacy test

What do I need to know before I arrive?

You need to complete the below online test prior to attending the interview

On the day of the interview, please can you ensure you bring with you a photographic identity document e.g. a passport, driving licence. You may also wish to bring a calculator for the numeracy test, and a pen, pencil and rubber.

Can I request an alternative date?

There is always high demand for the limited number of places on our course.  Therefore, if you request an alternative date, unfortunately there is no guarantee that we will be able to offer you one, as the subsequent dates may already be fully booked.  We do understand that it is not always possible for applicants to attend, so we will do our best to accommodate you if you do need another date, but cannot guarantee that one will be available.  So, to avoid disappointment, please do endeavour to attend the date that you have been offered.

You can request an alternative date through the Applicant Portal – Your login instructions have been sent to you separately.

Where will the interview take place?


University of East London
Stratford campus
Water Lane
London, E15 4LZ
United Kingdom

Unfortunately there is no parking available on site.

On arrival, please report to the main reception of the Stratford Campus, Water Lane.  


What should I expect on the day?

The interview will include a numeracy and literacy test, a group task, a face to face interview, talk about the Podiatry degree at UEL, and a tour of the University facilities. 

For the numeracy and literacy tests you will be given 20 minutes for each test. You will not be able to use a dictionary but you may wish to use a calculator which you will need to bring with you. You cannot use your mobile phone as a calculator. The tests will be completed and supervised under 'exam' conditions.

Also during the afternoon we will be assessing your communication skills, your knowledge of the profession and your ability to contribute to group discussions. In line with the NHS values based recruitment strategy we will be looking for the behaviours and attributes that are essential in a healthcare professional.
In preparation for this we recommend you read the the NHS Constitution. You should read this and be prepared to discuss and/or write about two of the six values. Give examples of how you reflect these values. 

For the numeracy and literacy tests you may wish to visit the websites below to review your skills


Is there a dress code?

Yes, smart dress is expected.

Can I bring my children?

You are welcome to bring children to the interview/test day but they must be accompanied by another adult. UEL staff cannot look after children while your interview/test is taking place and children must not be left unaccompanied anywhere on UEL premises. It is not appropriate for children to be in the interview with you as this would limit the ability for both you and the interviewer to hold an open conversation about future studies at UEL; similarly, children are not permitted in test/exam environments.

How will I be notified of the outcome?

We will notify you of the outcome of your interview through your UCAS Track or we will send you an email with our decision. If you receive a place at UEL you will be required to accept/decline your place as per UCAS deadlines/the deadline in your email.

Due to high demand we are unable to provide detailed individual feedback. We only accept one application per cycle; you may reapply for the following year if you are unsuccessful on this occasion.

Special access or requirements

If you have any special access or communication requirements for your visit, please let us know prior to your visit.

We also have a dedicated disability support service for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties. You can contact them on 020 8223 4444.

What about Fees and Accommodation?


This course is not funded by the NHS. Successful applicants will be liable for all tuition fees. For most students this would be via a successful application for a loan from Student Finance England. Please note that if you have already studied at degree level you are unlikely to receive any further loans from Student Finance England. You should visit the government website for detailed information regarding student finance.

UEL’s student accommodation is the Docklands Student Village, situated at the Docklands Campus. Please visit the accommodation website for more information on eligibility and availability of accommodation.

Find out more about UEL's residential services and accommodation.



The information below is some general information and guidance about the format of the interview day and some answers to general questions you may have. If you have a specific query you should contact the admissions tutor directly at

Further information is available on our Podiatry course page.

We look forward to meeting you!