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.

Engineering Science

Oriel (2017)

We talked about why I wanted to study engineering, and I was given a question based off of that. Th…

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St Catherine's (2012)

My first interview was about an essay I’d submitted on Benjamin Disraeli’s foreign policy, and the …

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St John's (2017)

Each interview started with a fairly simple maths question, which was then developed into harder qu…

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English Language and Literature

Oriel (2014)

My first interview was half a discussion on an unknown poem, which I had a bit of time to read and …

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Jesus (2017)

There was a main tutor and a postgrad student in there. Questions tended to be on niche topics but …

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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.