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.


Queens' (2018)

I was first asked which I chose to apply to Cambridge, which I think was intended to help me relax …

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Natural Sciences (Biological)

Sidney Sussex (2017)

I was given practical, scientific questions. When I answered, the interviewers probed for more deta…

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Land Economy

Robinson (2016)

Discussed regional inequality/looked at graphs/started a conversation about sustainability in citie…

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Sidney Sussex (2018)

Various scores that had been given to me 15 mins before the interview. The first was a kind of theo…

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Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion

Gonville & Caius (2018)

The interview styles were very different in each interview. One felt like a series of pre-planned q…

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Modern and Medieval Languages

Girton (2017)

In the first interview, they gave me some material in French and ten minutes to read it. Then they …

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