We are taking bookings for the 2017 Oxbridge Interview Season.

Our Ethos

At Oxbridge Interviews we give every student we support the best chance to succeed by enabling them to practice the skills tested in the application process.

Our team of passionate and highly trained graduate interviewers are drawn from a variety of interesting backgrounds and professions, and use this expertise to provide realistic and rigorous practice for students from all backgrounds.

Our Social Mission

Oxbridge Interviews was founded in 2007 by three graduates from Oxford and Cambridge. The founders came from very different educational backgrounds, but were united in having experienced the challenging and daunting nature of the Oxbridge admissions process.

Our founders were motivated by the shared belief that many of the myths and perceptions concerning interviews at Oxford and Cambridge are unhelpful and untrue. Their ethos still guides our work - that all students should be given the opportunity to practice relevant skills in order to fulfil their potential through applying to top universities. This ethos is also shared by our interviewers - they are all recent graduates who, having completed their own educations, want to support the next generation of school leavers.

We are a non-profit business - all of the proceeds generated by our work is reinvested into education and UK charities, and our highly trained interviewers support students through partnerships with TeachFirst, Ark Academies, The Access Project, Sutton Trust, Villiers Park and others.

We believe our social enterprise model gives us a unique advantage in this sector: we are able to attract extremely high achieving graduates to interview for us. They are motivated to volunteer their time with us in order to be able to support students going through the same experiences they went through in their applications, whilst also being able to raise funds for good causes.

We know that we would not be able to attract or retain this calibre of interviewer if we were employing them on a casual basis, and are delighted that over 200 recent Oxbridge graduates support us with their time and skills on an annual basis. For profiles of our typical interviewers, please see here.

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Our Staff

Having recently graduated from the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge, our team are well positioned to support you in your university applications. Drawing upon our own experiences, and our specialist training, we are on hand to discuss your application and advise you on which of Oxbridge Interviews’ services would be best suited to you. If you have any questions about Oxbridge Interviews, the interview process more generally, or the support which we offer, call now to discuss how we can best help you.

Oliver Pateman

Student and Parent Liaison

Oliver graduated from Merton College, Oxford in July 2017 with a first-class degree in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. He spent lots of time volunteering at open days and doing outreach work in his faculty – not just in the library! Oliver is available to phone during the working day to answer any questions that you may have about the admissions process and what support we can offer here at Oxbridge Interviews.

Zoe Tyndall

Executive Director
Zoe joined Oxbridge Interviews as Executive Director in 2017, but her relationship with Oxbridge Interviews dates back much further, having supported us in a variety of roles, including as a History interviewer, over the last 7 years.
After graduating from Magdalen, Oxford, Zoe worked for BritainThinks, a leading research and communications agency. Zoe spent the last 3 years working in social investment, financing charities and social enterprises; in Haiti, working for Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus’ international fund Yunus Social Business; and then in the UK via the social investing arm of the Charities Aid Foundation.

Sijana Mamos

Academic Affairs

Sijana graduated in Human Sciences from St Hugh’s College, Oxford. She was also co-ordinator of a small charity called Branch Up. Passionate about her subject and her Oxford experience, she is delighted to be part of an organisation dedicated to providing high quality educational services. Sijana is personally responsible for training our superb team of interviewers and maintaining the high standard of every session that Oxbridge Interviews offers.