Here’s a general example of a competency based answer:
Describe to me a time when you displayed teamwork?
Last year I went skiing in France with a group of friends. It was late at night and we were messing ab out on the ski slopes. Suddenly, my friend slipped and fell three hundred feet. Instantly I sprang into action. We realised straight away that his injuries were serious, as he was fitting and there was blood coming out of his nose. Being stranded up on a ski slope at night, we had to get help. We paired off in teams, two to look after our friend (who was now lying on cold snow, so time was of the essence), and myself and another to get help. We ran as hard as we could to the bottom of the slope. We were faced with several people who didn’t speak english or didn’t understand the situation. Finally, we managed to communicate what had happened and the alert was raised. We returned to the bottom of the slope to wait for the ambulance crew, and then hiked up the mountain with them, while our friends kept him warm and still in case of back injury. Our friend was air lifted to safety and flew back to the UK the next day, having broken two ribs and punctured a lung. It’s remarkable how we all worked together and stayed cool under pressure to help get him off hte mountain. Luckily though, he was OK in the end.
This is an example of areally good answer to a competency based question. The story demonstrates teamwork, leadership and working under pressure. You don’t need to make it as dramatic as this however it can’t be denied that this is a more interesting story than one about a uni project.
Incidently, this did actually happen. It’s best to stick to facts and not embelish things too much.
Hope this helps!