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BSc Radiography - Radiotherapy and Oncology

The Radiography Selection Day will take place at City, University of London’s main campus in central London and is the essential last step for your application to be progressed to the final stage.

On the day you will meet our teaching staff and current students and will have the opportunity to see more of our campus and specialist facilities, by completing a campus tour. Alongside an Interview, there will be a detailed presentation on your subject, with opportunities to ask any questions that you may have about the course.

The day will assess your suitability for the course and adoption of NHS values, however it is also an insightful day to find out more about life at City, and if this is the right career choice for you.

During the day, your performance will be evaluated by several assessors, which improves the objectivity and fairness of the selection process.

All assessments are:

Standardised - so that everyone who takes part has the same opportunity to demonstrate their skills and abilities
Objective - because most exercises are measured by a consistent, analytical system using standard contexts
Varied - with different methods designed to assess different elements.

Literacy and Numeracy Tests

These multiple choice, paper tests measure your ability to interpret or reason with various types of information, a vital element of the course. You may use conventional calculators for the numeracy assessment but any other devices such as mobile phones cannot not be used to complete the test.

N.B. mobile phones cannot be used in any testing and must be switched off before tests commence.

We strongly suggested that you prepare for these tests by using online resources for practice tests:




An interview will form the main part of the selection day. Structured interviews will focus on particular skills, or on how you approach specific problems and will assess your suitability for the course. We will look for your competencies with NHS core values and also check that this career path is the right one for you.

Qualifications and Residency Checks

During the Selection Day you will be required to confirm your current academic qualifications and your eligibility to study in the UK. The Qualifications and Residency Check list details the documents you will need to bring on the selection day.

Please note, if you have taken an Access qualification and your results are pending we require evidence of academic performance to date on your course, this can be an interim transcript or letter from the college, it must also include information on all units completed and marks/grades achieved.

Top tips for the Selection Day

A lot of the communication we do is non-verbal. For example this could be the way we stand or sit, move our limbs, nod our head, provide eye-contact. In an assessment centre, it is worth noting that non-verbal displays are most likely to be picked up on in group exercises and interviews. It is also important to think about the signals given by others; these are also cues to pick up on.

We want you to get the most out of the day and for this we advise you to:

  • Listen carefully to all instructions and take your time with your response
  • Double-check if you are uncertain about what you are required to do - don't be afraid to ask questions
  • Be alert and aware throughout the assessment - concentrate, stay calm but focused
  • Do not make assumptions about the way to respond - if you try to guess what the "answers" might be, or what the assessor is looking for, you may be wrong - it is always best to be honest and be yourself!
  • Relax and try to enjoy the day – use the opportunity to find out if a career in Radiography is for you.