CELT use video to boost students’ interview technique

If you are on the look-out for materials and examples of good teaching practice, then the Good Practice Exchange within Manchester Metropolitan University’s Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT) would make an excellent first stop.

Recently, the multitalented Elizabeth Walshaw, Multimedia Resource Developer at CELT has been busy with her video camera and working with David Nelson, Careers & Employability Consultant at the University,.

Highlights include:

  • The Careers and Employability Service have been using video interviewing with students within the sports and computer science faculties and also the Manchester Fashion Institute. Their main usage involves showing the students how the system works, setting interviews and then providing feedback on their completed interviews.
  • Main benefits are around time – in terms of setting up and assessing the interviews compared to calling students for in face-to-face interviews and providing feedback.
  • Focus groups have revealed that most students find the idea of video interviewing quite challenging and uncomfortable but once they have completed a video interview, the feedback is fantastic and hugely positive.