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.

Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic

Fitzwilliam (2017)

My first interview was a departmental one, in which I was given an extract to read in the common ro…

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Maths

Emmanuel (2019)

I got asked a few maths questions which we then briefly discussed and I solved, talking my way thro…

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Natural Sciences (Biological)

Downing (2019)

Biology stuff for me in the first interview, on disease. Second was a maths and chemistry-based int…

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Natural Sciences (Biological)

St Catharine's (2017)

Both were biology-based, the latter involved some maths (graph equations). In one, I was asked abou…

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Economics

Trinity (2018)

I was provided with the article I would be discussing roughly 30 minutes before my interview which …

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Computer Science

Clare (2019)

In my first interview we discussed the bit of pre-reading I was given before the interview, which w…

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