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.


Oriel (2016)

In the first interview, I was asked to discuss a poem given to me 20 minutes before (in English). T…

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History and Politics

St Edmund Hall (2018)

My first interview was entirely on my written work, which was on a topic to do with my family’s his…

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St John's (2017)

I had one interview for physical geography and another for human geography. In the physical geograp…

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Materials Science

The Queen's (2016)

Over two interviews: They gave me a formed material and asked how it could have been made. I had no…

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Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Worcester (2018)

My first interview was split: half politics and half economics. The economics half I was very nervo…

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Modern Languages

Lady Margaret Hall (2018)

All my interviews covered the same areas but in slightly different orders. For each, beforehand I h…

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