Primary Teaching Interview Day

Find out all you need to know about our online interviews. Read about how to prepare for your interview, view our campus photo gallery and find out how the interview process works.

COVID-19 update

Download the new guidance on the interview and admission process. Please read this guidance carefully as this does affect the format of our interviews and the requirements for related literacy, numeracy and equivalency tests.

Online video interviews

After careful consideration and reviewing the public health guidance and concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the decision to make alternative arrangements for applicants who require an interview.   

To ensure we can still progress applications, we are offering applicants the opportunity to book an online interview that will take place via Microsoft Teams.

Supported browsers: 

We advise all applicants to ensure they access our online interviews via Google Chrome. Further instructions will be provided upon booking.

Important information

All applicants are required to attend an interview prior to being offered a place on the degrees course. Failure to attend interview will result in an unsuccessful application.

What happens next?

When you've accessed our My USW portal to book your online interview, you can expect the following:

  • You'll receive a booking confirmation email 
  • This will detail your interview date and time slot
  • Ensure you're available at your designated time
  • We recommend being available 15 mins beforehand
  • We will send you an invitation via Microsoft Teams, which will include the link to access the interview. 

On the day of your interview:

  • You are invited to attend a virtual welcome talk, where you will be able to submit any questions you may have to the course team. 
  • The interview will be hosted by a lecturer from the course.
  • It is highly recommended you use Google Chrome.
  • Please ensure you have video and audio enabled on your device.
  • Ask any questions you may have.

Did you know?

We also offer the Primary Teaching course through the medium of Welsh. For further information, visit the course page or email

Tips for your Primary Teaching Interview Day:


My Job as a Primary School Teacher

Rebecca Prosser teaches a Year 2/3 class at a primary school in Gloucester.

"The part I enjoy most about being a primary teacher is seeing the faces of the children light up when they achieve something and knowing that I helped them to achieve that. Teaching is a fantastic profession because you know that every day is going to be different, there will always be something new to teach or a new challenge to keep you on your toes.

I simply wouldn’t be doing the job I’m doing now if it wasn’t for my teacher training degree at University of South Wales. The course offers so much and is a fantastic place to study."

Rebecca Prosser, BA (Hons) Primary Teaching graduate.

Did you know? 98% of our Primary Teaching graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation.

Graduate Destination Survey 2016

Follow our vlogger Caitlin!

Caitlin is one of our student vloggers.

Follow her weekly blog to find out more about what it is really like to study primary teaching at the University of South Wales. 

Caitlin has also done a video tour of the facilities she uses as part of the degree.

See Caitlins Newport City Campus Tour!


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Friars Walk

Friars Walk is a new £100m retail development which opened in November 2015. It is right opposite Newport City Campus so its really easy to get to. Why not take a look when you come along to your Teaching Interview?

As well as an eight-screen multiplex cinema, you’ll be able to enjoy food with friends at Nandos, Gourmet Burger Kitchen or Chiquito, and enjoy a spot of retail therapy in any of the 75 shops, including brands like New Look, River Island, Topshop and Debenhams. So whether you are looking for a part- time job in term time or somewhere to socialise with your friends, it will all be right on the doorstep.