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.

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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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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Pembroke (2016)

My first interview had a relaxed start, where I was asked about what GCSEs I had enjoyed studying a…

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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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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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Philosophy, Politics and Economics

St Catherine's (2016)

Economics Interview We talked first about a book from my personal statement (an introductory questi…

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