Interview Insights

Here's our database of first-hand student interview experiences. You can also watch students talk about other aspects of university in our student videos.

Natural Sciences (Physical)

Clare (2015)

In the first interview there was a broad range of questions covering various topics we learnt at th…

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Classics and English

The Queen's (2018)

My first interview was a literature interview for Classics. I found the tutors in my first intervie…

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Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Merton (2018)

I had three interviews for each of the subjects (Philosophy, Politics and Economics). For the Polit…

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St Hilda's (2017)

My interviews were quite relaxed actually. The interviews were specific to maths and/or physics. My…

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Mathematics and Philosophy

Merton (2019)

The philosophy interview consisted of responding to questions relevant to the pre-reading I had bee…

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Modern Languages

Lady Margaret Hall (2020)

In my French interview, I was given ten minutes to read a poem and then we discussed the poem for m…

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* Despite interviews being online this year, the experiences and advice from previous years will still be relevant.