Map Oxbridge Applications. 14 – 16 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AR

Entrance to Oxbridge is ultimately determined by the interview.

Demonstrating teachability, academic potential, and curiosity are crucial to performing well at interview. Our Interview Preparation Days help you to understand what the interviewer expects of you and how to perform best at this final hurdle.


Unsure if you will receive an interview? You can cancel 72 hours before your booked event.

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Interview Preparation Day

Date

Sunday 17th November 2019
Places Available

Address

New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A 3LJ

Timing

09.00 - 18.00
Price
£495

Interview Preparation Days

THREE, thirty minute, subject-
specific mock interviews

Guaranteed interview practice with an Oxbridge graduate in your subject

Talk from a former Oxbridge
admissions tutor on what
makes a good interview

Verbal and written feedback with recommendations for improvement

Communications Skills
Workshop and Subject Tutorial

Expert guidance on how to communicate confidently at interview


Panel Interview Course

A panel interview with a minimum of two Oxbridge-graduate interviewers

Two subject-specific, one-to-one interviews

Verbal and written feedback, and a course report packed with research on the admissions process

You can see one of our expert tutors, Mathangi, discuss how Interview Preparation Days help prepare applicants here.

WATCH THE VIDEO

Below is an example of how our Interview Preparation Days are structured to help applicants with their preparation.

9:00

Arrival and registration

Sessions:

Talk

Talk from former Oxbridge Admissions Tutor, Barry Webb, followed by a Q&A session on what interviewers are looking for in candidates approaching their Oxford or Cambridge interviews.

Tutorials

Subject tutorial in small groups, designed to mirror an Oxford or Cambridge tutorial and give applicants the chance to practice their communication in an academic setting, as well as build their subject-knowledge.

Interview Skills

Interview skills workshop with a communications skills expert. In this session, applicants learn how to communicate effectively about their subject to prepare them for the Oxford and Cambridge interview.

Mock Interviews

Four subject-specific mock interviews with our highly-trained Oxbridge-graduate tutors. Applicants receive an absolute minimum of one interview with a tutor that has studied their exact subject, and their remaining interviews with Oxbridge-graduate tutors with degrees in highly-relatable subjects. Non-Oxbridge Medicine students receive two traditional interviews and four multi mini interviews (MMIs). Following each interview, you will receive full written and verbal feedback to give you a strategy for improvements.

18:00

Finish

Below is an example of how our Interview Panel Course is structured to help applicants with their preparation.

9:30 OR 13:45

Arrival and registration

Sessions:

TalkA short introduction to the day from Oxbridge Applications
Mock InterviewsThree mock interviews (one with a panel (two people) and two one-to-one) with our highly-trained Oxbridge-graduate tutors. Applicants will receive an absolute minimum of one interview with a tutor that has studied their exact subject, and their remaining interviews with Oxbridge-graduate tutors with degrees in highly-relatable subjects. Following each interview, students will receive full written and verbal feedback to give you a strategy for improvement.
13.30 OR 17.30

Finish

What's On Our Interview Preparation Days

Four Mock Interviews

Subject-specific interviews with our highly trained Oxbridge-graduate tutors, to mimic the real Oxbridge interview environment

Oxbridge-Style Tutorials

Inspiring Oxbridge-graduate tutors in your subject push you beyond sixth-form study through undergraduate material

Interview Skills Session

Communication session with a communications expert, teaching students to express themselves more effectively


What Admissions Tutors Look For

Barry Webb - an experienced former Oxford Admissions Tutor - gives students insight on what Oxbridge look for in a student

Communication Skills

Practice speaking confidently about your subject in small-group sessions, mirroring the tutorial and supervision systems of Oxbridge

Guide to the Application Process

Students will receive our guide to the application process, So You Want To Go To Oxbridge

What's On Our Panel Interview Courses

Three Mock Interviews including a Panel

One panel interview and two subject-specific mock interviews with our highly-trained Oxbridge-graduate tutors

Oxbridge-Style Tutorials

A minimum of one interview with a tutor that has studied their exact subject.

Interview Skills Session

A full strategy for improvement, with written and verbal feedback.



Why Choose Our Interview Preparation Days?

1

We have over 2,400 Oxbridge-graduate tutors, the largest network of Oxbridge graduates outside of alumni groups - the best of which we select for our Interview Preparation Days

2

We are the longest-running Oxbridge admissions consultancy, with 20 years of experience and research into how students can best prepare for the Oxbridge interview. This informs the structure of the day

3

Students receive full written feedback, leaving them with a strategy on how to improve and refine their interview technique beyond the day, as well as advice from former Oxbridge admissions tutors

Example Oxbridge Interview Questions

When a student decides that they want to apply to Oxford or Cambridge, they immediately encounter a range of questions.

1/9
How do Jane Austen books portray social history? English, Oxford
2/9
How do you work out the relative mass of an element when given its isotopic proportions? Chemistry, Oxford
3/9
Why do we need women in Parliament? PPE, Oxford
4/9
Why are economists interested in education? Economics & Management, Oxford
5/9
Estimate the number of atoms in the sun. Physics, Oxford
6/9
How would you measure the length of the Thames? Geography, Oxford
7/9
How can you calculate the torque of a wheel? Engineering, Oxford
8/9
How would you measure the volume of your own blood? Medicine, Oxford
9/9
Which modern composers influence your composition? Music, Oxford

Feedback On Our Interview Preparation Days

She loved the whole Interview Preparation Day from being greeted by a warm welcome […] to emerging tired from a full-on day, but still on a high. The day, including the interview skills workshop and practical interview experience, gave she focus to identify where her weaknesses were so that she could rectify them… she came away even more determined to read and prepare more thoroughly for the upcoming interview.

PARENT OF PPE APPLICANT

I found the whole day very helpful. He enjoyed meeting the other candidates, and the workshops helped him to focus on preparing (more specifically, at school) for his interviews, and to be ready to think on his feet. It also boosted his confidence in feeling that he was actually prepared for an interview as he got positive feedback.

APPLICANT OF PPE APPLICANT (OXFORD)

Your interview day in November was excellent and I am recommending you to my friends! He was very nervous about the interview and your practice day really helped build confidence.

PARENT OF ECONOMICS APPLICANT (CAMBRIDGE)

I’m especially grateful for the mock interview day I attended, which helped me to handle this many interviews. In particular, it made me realise that there was an important area of Maths which I had not covered yet and this cropped up many times over the four interviews. Thankfully, I had prepared.

APPLICANT FOR MATHEMATICS (OXFORD)

The Interview Preparation Day was excellent in helping me target areas I needed to improve on and be conscious of in the interview, and I gained fantastic feedback from the mock interviews I had, and made me a little less nervous about the real interview, because I now know what they are going to be like, and they weren’t as scary as I anticipated the interviews to be!

PARENT OF ENGLISH APPLICANT (CAMBRIDGE)

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