Pre-interview preparations

If your job application is successful you now need to prepare for your interview. Below is some information that you may find useful in your pre-interview preparations. If there is anything else we can help you with, please do not hesitate to get in contact with your Recruitment Administrator or by emailing us centrally at


Please take a look at our Visiting us website for directions to the various campuses, car parking information and detailed campus maps. 

If you still are unsure of where to go on your interview day, please give us a call on 01392 72 3413 and we will be pleased to help.

Right to work

It is essential that you bring to the interview the original version plus a photocopy (if possible in colour) of one of your Right to Work documents, which will be used as proof of your right to work in the UK. You must give this to a member of the interview panel or another relevant person at your interview, even if it is not asked for.

Failure to provide evidence of your Right to Work documents may result in a delay to your start date should you be successful as you will not be able to start work without us seeing the original documents. We will only keep documents for the successful applicant(s), all other documents will be destroyed.

Please see our Right to Work website for more information.


If particular qualification(s) are stated in the person specification, then please also bring with you evidence of the original versions and a photocopy, i.e. PhD, degree certificate, transcript.

Interview expenses

We reimburse interview expenses for Grade E and above roles.

Please book your travel and accommodation directly and then reclaim the cost using the expense claim form.

NB: There are limits on the level of expense we will reimburse. We also only reimburse the cost of travel by economy class where public transport is used.

Please ensure you send us the original receipts only, as photocopies cannot be accepted.

Claims should not be sent to Human Resources. Instead you will be provided with the correct contact on your interview itinerary - please check the email you received from us regarding this.

International travel

If you are travelling from outside the United Kingdom, please contact your Recruitment Administrator as soon as possible to discuss, and prior to making any arrangements. If your travel arrangements make it necessary for you to spend another night in Exeter or your port of entry into the United Kingdom, then please contact us before making any arrangements to discuss further.


Please book your accommodation directly then reclaim as per the above interview expenses process.


In Exeter we recommend the following hotels. Quote “University of Exeter” to receive the corporate rate (Premier Inn do not offer a corporate rate though prices are competitive). 


In Cornwall we recommend the following hotels. Please quote ‘Falmouth Exeter Plus’ to get preferential rates. 



Special access, assistance or adjustment

If you have any special needs or require any assistance with access or reasonable adjustments to be made during the entire interview process, please contact your Recruitment Administrator directly. They will be only to happy to advise what adaptations or alternatives we can offer you, to accommodate your needs.

Useful information (travelling by car) (travelling by rail)
Apple Taxis: 01392 66 66 66