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.


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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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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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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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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Wadham (2018)

My first interview, at Wadham College, started with a question about something I mentioned on my pe…

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