Tips for the Business School Workshop

Degree Apprenticeship Workshop

So, you've submitted your UCAS application and have been invited to one of our exciting Business School Workshops, what happens next?

The Business School Workshop is your chance to tell us more about who you are as a person, past what your predicted grades tell us.

The day is held inside Pearson Plc, one of the largest education companies in the world. This is a fun opportunity to find out more about us in a relaxed environment and gain real experience of life inside a FTSE 100 company.

What to expect on the day?

The day comprises a mixture of group work and individual activities. It’ll give you a real taste of life at Pearson Business School as you’ll get to meet some of current students, and take part in exciting industry tasks just like our students do on their industry days!


Before the day:

  • Think about you. Reflect before the interview on what you think your strengths are and how they are relevant to the course you are applying for. Think of areas you would also like to develop and how you aim improve. It is important to show that you are self-aware and have a passion for personal and professional development.
  • Practice answering different types of interview questions. Situational and verbal reasoning questions are often seen as the most complicated, so prepare yourself beforehand.
  • Make sure you are clear on the location of the workshop and plan your route in detail. If you aren’t sure on the details, email or call us in advance. Check your email regularly for updates on timings and the location that your workshop will be held at.

On the day:

  • Look the part. Make sure you look professional and feel confident and comfortable in what you are wearing.
  • Be on time. Being on time means arriving 15 minutes before the start, this will give you enough time to register your attendance and be settled for the beginning. Take into consideration where you are coming from and that delays, no matter where you live, can happen. It is better to be an hour early and relax in a café nearby than to arrive late.
  • Don’t be afraid to show what you know. After you have done all your research, show the interviewers that you have come prepared. All tutors are coming in with different experience, so it is important to have your ideas heard and to stand out from the crowd.
  • Be prepared for a group activity. When taking part in the group activity, our tutors will be looking at your communication skills, collaborative creative ideas and how you work as part of a team -so it is important that you are able to be a team player.
  • Ask questions. There will be opportunities given for you to ask questions, take this time to impress, with thoughtful and relevant queries.
  • Stay calm, take a deep breath and try to enjoy the experience! Remember, our tutors are not looking for every answer to be perfect; questions will be designed to assess your thought process in given situations and what you could bring to the course if you were successful in getting a place.

Best of luck through the interview process! If you have any further questions, you can contact our Applicant Advisors at: