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    49.54%
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    7.41%
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    15.74%
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    (Original post by wmavfc)
    Application sent 31st October interview email 4th November and I'm actually going on Tuesday
    Ooh I hope it went well for you today! I just got my interview offer today How was it?
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    (Original post by Planckton)
    eeee congrats!!
    THANKS! You heard anything yet?
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    Got an offer from Hull. 300 points including a B in physics and maths. That's 4/5 so far!! Just waiting on Heriot-Watt.
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    (Original post by Swinburne)
    THANKS! You heard anything yet?
    Yeah!! Interview at new
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    (Original post by Planckton)
    Yeah!! Interview at new
    Well Done!!!! that's great!
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    Congratulations to everyone who got an interview at Oxford, hope to see you there!
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    Anybody with an interview at Manchester on the 5-th of February?
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    (Original post by Planckton)
    Don't worry about it though, it's just in case you miss your offer in summer
    Interview went well and it was actually quite an enjoyable day!


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    (Original post by Abbseh)
    Ooh I hope it went well for you today! I just got my interview offer today How was it?
    Good to hear, when are you going? Yeah it was quite an enjoyable day. Got to speak to other applicants more than the others I've been to. The interview was less relaxed than Lancaster but still wasn't a grilling
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    (Original post by wmavfc)
    Good to hear, when are you going? Yeah it was quite an enjoyable day. Got to speak to other applicants more than the others I've been to. The interview was less relaxed than Lancaster but still wasn't a grilling
    10th of January. The offered my this Saturday as well but that was too short notice! Ooh that sounds good, hopefully everyone was nice What was the question that you worked though?
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    (Original post by Abbseh)
    10th of January. The offered my this Saturday as well but that was too short notice! Ooh that sounds good, hopefully everyone was nice What was the question that you worked though?
    Seems ages away but its only just over a month! Good luck for it. Yeah thats very short notice lol. They were, fairy talkative too. I mentioned something to do with Rosetta & Philae when he asked me what I like about physics, because of the gravitational aspects and the mechanics. This then exposed mine and his lack of knowledge on the subject so we just started approximating how fast it might have been going, distance of Rosetta from the comet, size of them both etc. Wasn't a standard work through a calculation type thing
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    (Original post by ellen999)
    Interview went well and it was actually quite an enjoyable day!


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    Glad to hear it!
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    (Original post by ellen999)
    Yes got an offer to do MPhys astrophysics AAA


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    That's what I've applied for too, about how long did they take to reply to you?
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    (Original post by TPanda)
    That's what I've applied for too, about how long did they take to reply to you?
    Not long, they were my first offer, I think about 10 days after they received my UCAS form. Good luck!


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    (Original post by ellen999)
    Not long, they were my first offer, I think about 10 days after they received my UCAS form. Good luck!


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    About when did you send off your application? And what else did you apply for?
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    (Original post by wmavfc)
    Seems ages away but its only just over a month! Good luck for it. Yeah thats very short notice lol. They were, fairy talkative too. I mentioned something to do with Rosetta & Philae when he asked me what I like about physics, because of the gravitational aspects and the mechanics. This then exposed mine and his lack of knowledge on the subject so we just started approximating how fast it might have been going, distance of Rosetta from the comet, size of them both etc. Wasn't a standard work through a calculation type thing
    I know! That's worrying is I only have two weeks and four days of actually school time for prep etc. I've never done one before so I'm hoping for as much prep as possible from my teachers Oh okay, so it's completely dependant on what you talk about/what is brought up in the rest of the interview? Did you actually end up calculating anything or was is more of an explanation/approximation of what you would do?
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    (Original post by Abbseh)
    I know! That's worrying is I only have two weeks and four days of actually school time for prep etc. I've never done one before so I'm hoping for as much prep as possible from my teachers Oh okay, so it's completely dependant on what you talk about/what is brought up in the rest of the interview? Did you actually end up calculating anything or was is more of an explanation/approximation of what you would do?
    Ah you won't need that at all just know what you've written in your statement and be prepared to talk about it. Yeah its possibly dependant on that but not sure 100% - just don't mention anything you have no idea about and you should be ok. Nah didn't really calculate anything but mine mightve been different
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    (Original post by TPanda)
    About when did you send off your application? And what else did you apply for?
    Middle of October. Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and York 👍 what about you?


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    (Original post by ellen999)
    Middle of October. Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and York 👍 what about you?


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    I sent off my application on the 7th of november, ive applied for MPhys everywhere of either astro, physics with astro or just physics in Cardiff, Surrey, Bath, Exeter and Swansea

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    Does anyone have tips for preparing for Oxford interviews?
 
 
 
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