All Posts by Lucy Parsons

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 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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How to write a Cambridge Personal Statement (Interview with the Admissions Tutor of Newnham College, Cambridge)

What should you put in your opening sentence? Do your AS grades matter? Do you need to have relevant work experience? How important is your further reading? These are all questions I’m asked all the time about personal statements. So, I thought the best thing to do would be to go directly to an Admissions […]

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The Weekly Routine of a Straight A Student (with 8 steps to create your own)

I think I understand you. You’re reading this because you’re ambitious for your future. You’re reading this because you want the best grades. And, you’re reading this because you’re willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill your ambitions and get those grades. Today, I’m going to share with you the biggest thing that helped […]

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Win help with writing your personal statement for university! (Watch the video and enter)

Are you applying to university this autumn? Yes! Then you’ll know you have to write a personal statement as part of your UCAS application. The trouble is, if you’re like many of my other readers, you’re finding this both stressful and difficult. Many of my readers have come to me with questions like: Where do […]

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