Our half-day course suits those who want to top up support they are receiving elsewhere with some tailored advice and practice. It begins with a personalised interview preparation session. You will send us background on your application, how you are feeling about various elements and areas you’d like advice on. You will be matched with a graduate who will spend an hour introducing you to the format of Oxbridge interviews, what interviewers are looking for and giving you the chance to practice answering questions, maximising the value of your practice interviews. This is followed by two hours of practice interviews (as bellow).
This comprises two interviews, each covering a different type of skill tested at interview and followed by feedback. One tests your ability to discuss elements covered in your application – primarily using your personal statement as a jumping off point and, in STEM subjects, mathematical knowledge you’re expected to have covered in your school studies. The other sessions test your ability to respond to unseen materials. You will be given 10-15 minutes to study a text or exercise, and then will sit a 30-minute interview based on your response to this. Again, this will be followed by written and oral feedback, and you’ll leave with an action plan on next steps to continue your preparation.