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.


Jesus (2016)

Both interviews had a similar format: the first half consisted of questions exploring one or two ma…

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Gonville & Caius (2016)

My first interview was the 'medicine' interview. This involved a brief discussion of my personal st…

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Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

Christ's (2015)

The first interview with the DoS: I was very nervous but I also felt quite "prepared" because I'd m…

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Philosophy, Politics and Economics

St Hilda's (2017)

My first interview was for Politics. We discussed the possible causes of a certain phenomenon in re…

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Somerville (2018)

My first interview had one older professor and two PhD students, I think. They each had just one qu…

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Modern Languages

The Queen's (2018)

Before each interview I was given a poem and 30 minutes to read through and annotate it. For the fi…

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