Interview Insights: Oxford

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.


Christ Church (2017)

I had one philosophy interview- I was given a prompt about a concept, which we discussed. I had thr…

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University (2016)

In my first interview, we talked exclusively about things from my personal statement. In the second…

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Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

St Hilda's (2018)

I was given a source and asked to compare two different ancient societies described in it. In the s…

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Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Trinity (2016)

My teachers didn't really have any experience with sending students to Oxford, so they had told me …

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English Language and Literature

St John's (2018)

Before every interview, I was given a poem and time to prepare some ideas about it, which then form…

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History and Economics

Balliol (2013)

In my history interview, the discussion was centred on the essay I had sent in as an example of my …

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