All Posts by Lucy Parsons

Real Oxbridge Interview Questions Remembered by Successful Candidates

The best way to prepare for any interview is to anticipate the questions you’ll be asked. Oxbridge interview questions range from the generic “Why do you want to study blah?” and “What’s your greatest weakness?” (more on these here) to the specific. In this post I’m sharing some questions that successful Oxbridge applicants remember being […]

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Oxbridge Interviews: what they're really looking for (Interview with the Admissions Tutor of Homerton College, Cambridge)

Oxbridge interviews are full of mystique. You hear alarming stories of things being thrown at candidates to see how they react. There are rumours of outright craziness from candidates like the time an Oxford interviewee was asked ‘What is courage?’. They replied ‘This,’ and walked straight out of the room. These stories can fill the […]

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Oxbridge Interviews: what they’re really looking for (Interview with the Admissions Tutor of Homerton College, Cambridge)

Oxbridge interviews are full of mystique. You hear alarming stories of things being thrown at candidates to see how they react. There are rumours of outright craziness from candidates like the time an Oxford interviewee was asked ‘What is courage?’. They replied ‘This,’ and walked straight out of the room. These stories can fill the […]

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9 Questions You’re Likely to Hear at a University Interview

This is a guest post by Eleni Cashell from WhatUni.com. Congratulations, you’ve submitted an amazing application and you’re through to the university interview stage. But now it’s time to prep… Here are 9 questions you’re likely to hear at a university interview, why they ask them and how to answer them… 1. Tell Me About […]

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How to create better study habits that work for you

It’s Wednesday morning, the period before lunch. Your stomach is gently growling as you anticipate the tuna-mayo sandwich (with thinly sliced cucumber – it has to be thin, the texture matters) sitting in the cute Cath Kidston-esque lunchbox you bought on the market last time you took a Saturday shopping trip. The growling seems to be made worse […]

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