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.

Geography

Newnham (2018)

I was given an article to read beforehand and had some time in the library to look at it, then the …

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Modern and Medieval Languages

St Catharine's (2018)

Interview 1: The first interview was based more on language, linguistics, its performance, philosop…

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Philosophy

Girton (2017)

In my first interview I was given a passage by John Stuart Mill to dissect, and in the second inter…

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Natural Sciences (Physical)

Homerton (2018)

All of these were pretty focused on academic science that I'd not done before. The atmosphere is ve…

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Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion

Sidney Sussex (2017)

For the first interview, I was given a piece of reading and 20 minutes’ reading time. When I entere…

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Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

Newnham (2018)

In my first interview, I was asked to discuss a point made on my personal statement, which I immedi…

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