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.

English Language and Literature

Somerville (2018)

In both interviews I was given 10 minutes beforehand to read through some unseen pieces of literatu…

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English Language and Literature

St Anne's (2018)

I was given a poem, which I annotated and then talked about with interviewers. I talked about what …

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English Language and Literature

Somerville (2018)

We went through my personal statement and the texts. I chose to express why I wanted to take Englis…

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English Language and Literature

Exeter (2017)

For the first interview, I got 1 hour to read over and annotate a poem (which was around 2 A4 pages…

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English Language and Literature

Merton (2018)

Of the two interviews in my college, one was largely personal-statement based, and the other was fo…

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English Language and Literature

Merton (2017)

Of the two interviews in my college, one was largely personal-statement based, and the other was fo…

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