8 Tips for Oxbridge Interviews
- Review your potential tutors' area(s) of expertise, in advance of interview; knowledge of, and interest in, those are key to showing dedication.
- Read your application in detail. Ask your teachers, friends, and others what key points leap out for questioning.
- Pick 3 key reasons for why you chose the course and college and ensure you can explain these well.
- Know, in detail, the how the Oxbridge course differs from those of competing universities.
- Be clear on the key areas and subject options that interest you academically about the Oxbridge course (but be open to alternatives).
- Speak to current or recent students at your chosen college, course and university, to help determine key areas to focus on.
- If possible, visit the college and faculty in advance to become familiar and relaxed in this environment; at least arrive at interview with enough time to relax and prepare.
- Practice as many real time, full-length interviews as you can. These can be with friends, acquaintances, teachers, or a coaching service like Sucedo.