It can be so very thrilling to get your invitation to interview at your first choice Oxbridge college, but also very daunting. In our current education system, students are trained to become masters at the written examination, but with perhaps the exception of oral examinations for the languages, interview-style examinations are non-existent. For many students, their entrance interviews at Oxbridge may be the first time they have been examined orally, on the spot, on their chosen subject – and so it is no surprise that many students are woefully prepared for the interviews. This is an entirely addressable issue however as being good at interviews isn’t an innate skill or talent; just like written examinations, through practice and training, any student can become proficient at the interview process.
Even as we enter into November, there are several key activities students can engage in now in order to prepare:
In short, even though there may only be a few weeks till your interviews begin; there is still plenty of time to practice the interview process. The more rehearsals you do now, the easier and more relaxed you will be on the day itself!