Have you ever felt nervous or anxious about interviews? Or wished you could practise using the technology before doing a VR selection task for a prospective employer?

The University of Bath is one of five institutions selected to take part in a pilot of ‘Bodyswaps’, a VR platform technology developed by Jisc. The platform “uses virtual reality and artificial intelligence to empower users to develop their soft skills through empathy and self-reflection” (National Centre for AI, 2022).

We are offering 40 students the chance to take up this exciting VR training opportunity on campus using Oculus Quest VR headsets. The training will enable you to develop your interview skills and respond to personalised feedback from within the VR role-play environment. You will have the chance to try out ‘managing anxiety’ training and the ‘job interview’ simulator.

As well as giving you some unique and valuable training, your feedback, in conjunction with student feedback from four other institutions, will help Jisc determine if this training would be beneficial across the sector.

To take part, you should be:

  • a current student at Bath (any course, any year)
  • able to be present on campus for either day of the pilot project - 30 and 31 May 2022

You will be needed for 1 hour 20 minutes and will be randomly allocated into a time slot in groups of six students.

In the event of more applications than places, we will select with the aim of ensuring the best mix of degree topic, year and level of study.

To register your interest, please fill in this form before 20 May. We will contact selected students on 23 May with more details including the time of your allocated session.