Candidates can claim interview expenses on form FP16f which should be authorised in the interviewing department and then sent to the Payroll department for payment. As with all other claims for the reimbursement of expenses, receipts must be provided. Claims should be submitted to the interviewing department within one month of the interview date. Details of the amounts which may be claimed are shown on the reverse of the claim form.
If candidates are unable to travel to and from the University in a single day, they may claim for overnight accommodation. Departments must use the University facitilities (e.g. Arden, Scarman, Radcliffe) in the first instance. Departments should book the accommodation stating that it is for interview purposes and the cost should be recharged internally to the interviewing department.
If a candidate is based overseas, departments should consider using telephone or video conferencing interviews in the first instance. However, if overseas travel is required, candidates should source the cheapest flights and travel economy class only. Departments should also ask candidates to consider travelling on different days or times in order to avoid premium periods; it can often be the case that travelling a day earlier and providing overnight accommodation is cheaper than the most convenient flight.