Category Archives for Oxbridge

[54] How to increase your chances of getting into Oxbridge

If you’re applying to Oxford or Cambridge University you’re undoubtedly aware of how competitive it is to get in. But, you’re also clever enough to realise that there are ways that you can improve your chances of getting in. In this podcast episode and blog post I’m going to give you some top tips on […]

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[53] Why we need to think differently about applying to Oxbridge

In recent years it has felt as if getting into Oxbridge has got even tougher. Don’t get me wrong, it’s always been hard with the demand for exceptionally¬†good grades at both GCSE and A Level as well as a raft of high-calibre supra-curricular and extra-curricular experiences. However, in recent years I’ve seen students with exceptional […]

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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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