Interview Insights: Cambridge

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.


Magdalene (2018)

In both my interviews there were 2 interviewers, with one asking me questions, and the other taking…

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Natural Sciences (Physical)

St John's (2017)

I had a test upon arrival. It had more abstract physics questions than I had at A-level.The first i…

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Emmanuel (2015)

The first interview was pastoral and very chatty. We mostly talked about my personal statement i.e.…

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Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion

Sidney Sussex (2015)

The first interview was a piece of unseen reading. I had 20 minutes to read and study it and then w…

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Girton (2018)

First there were some introductory questions to calm me down. Then they asked me pretty open (very …

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Natural Sciences (Physical)

Jesus (2018)

The first interview focused mainly on a few physics problems that I was asked to work through. From…

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