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“Applying to Oxbridge”

published 06/02/2002

ProCan provide a really good education

ContraNot necessarily the best education and interviews ...

Disclaimer: This doesn't really apply to interviews in general, rather this opinion is specifically aimed at how to get a place at Oxford or Cambridge and covers the whole application procedure. Want to get into Oxbridge? Well, the application process can be quite daunting, and I certainly can't...

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“And relax....”

published 28/04/2001

ProExcellent opportunity to get to know the people yo...

ContraNerve-racking (if you haven't prepared...!)

My own experience of University entrance interviews are probably very different to the norm. I’d applied through UCAS at my final year at school to both Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities for a range of Science and Engineering Courses. Despite having rather poor grades at that time, I was...

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ProExperience for later life, a heck of and adrenalin...

ContraTakes practice which sometimes isn't really availa...

After applying for places on child and adult nursing courses at four different Universities realisation dawned that if any of them were interested in taking me on I'd most probably have to go for an interview (shock, horror, cringe!!!). This came seconds before the realisation that I don't do...

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Prochance to mix with other prospective students, uni...

Contraintrview timetable runnig half an hour behind almo...

For my first opinionever I have decided to comment on something I feel rather strongly about; the negative publicity surrounding the Oxbridge interview process. This is because through my experience, many 'myths' and stereotypical preconceptions were totally dispelled. Admitedly, this opinion can...

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I would just like to write a review on how best to get on at your university interview based on my own experiences of having one. Of course, not all interviews will be the same but hopefully this will give you a bit of an insight. Once I heard back from Plymouth University that I had got an...

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“Relax and you will be fine”

published 29/04/2001

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Most of us who have gone on to higher education will have experienced the rather nerve racking university interview. I can remember mine quite clearly, I was almost sweating buckets. It’s so important to be yourself yet not feel intimidated by the hierarchy. But, once you get in there its...

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“oxbridge interview process”

published 25/09/2003

Profriendly people, career prospects, prestige

Contralong drawn out process, high requirements

Without doubt the oxbridge interviews were the most stressful uni interviews i had to do. In particular I'm giving advice about my experience applying to cambridge. ----------------------------------------------- Ok, so you've read about how stressful and scary it all is. Nobody would have...

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“Try to be yourself”

published 27/04/2001

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Contranerves, tension

I remember having my interview to study my degree at Liverpool University, I must admit I was very worried at first, it had been my first one, and everyone else had just accepted me on unconditional offers, so it did concern me a lot. Though I knew I had other universities to fall back on. That...

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