Category Archive: University admissions

Sep 20

It’s not what you know…

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It’s very possible that you absolutely, definitely, totally have the brains to make it at Oxford, Cambridge or another top university. However, if you are invited to interview, you will be one of thousands of others who look similarly good on paper. How will you show the interviewer you’re one of the few who’s really got …

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Aug 01

Key piece of advice for Oxbridge candidates #2

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We’re helping Oxbridge admissions candidates by sharing the experiences of successful applicants. Here’s what one Oxbridge graduate said was the best piece of advice she received. “My brother said that what they are looking for is for people who are both interested and interesting. That stuck in my head as something I later thought was …

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Jul 18

Oxbridge experience #2

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When you’re thinking about applying to Oxbridge, or you’ve already started the process, it’s good to hear from others who’ve gone before you. Here’s the second of our Oxbridge experience posts, from a natural sciences graduate who shares what she remembers about her Oxbridge interview. How did you prepare for your Oxbridge interview? I had …

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Jun 21

My daughter is really shy, would she cope with Oxbridge?

There are plenty of introverted, quiet people at Oxbridge (and everywhere else). In addition, Oxbridge houses a particularly spectacular collection of people who are a bit different, who prefer books/test tubes to people, and stand (quietly) apart from the crowd. Years ago, one of my coaching colleagues was interviewed (for modern languages at Cambridge) by …

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Jun 21

What should I wear to my Oxbridge interview?

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The short answer is – whatever you like. Here’s the longer answer. Some of your fellow interviewees will be in fleeces and walking boots. Others will be in very sharp suits. And most will be in the ’smart casual’* zone in between. Your interviewers will span the same range. Some other points for consideration: Colleges …

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