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.


Pembroke (2017)

The first interview was about some poems that I had 5 minutes to read over beforehand. It was very …

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Gonville & Caius (2018)

The first interview used my personal statement and took something I wrote about my hospital work ex…

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Computer Science

Churchill (2018)

I was asked multiple questions on two different topics. I had covered the first one at school, but …

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Modern and Medieval Languages

Selwyn (2017)

My first interview was a general interview: the interviews starting by asking me about Selwyn and C…

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Queens' (2016)

We talked a lot about the canon and particular composers, as well as issues such as time management…

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Chemical Engineering

Jesus (2018)

First interview was all about working through the problems given and my thought process through the…

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