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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    This is my only one.. Bit of a random question tbh.

    Sorry, becuSe u said u are going to try for cbridge next year I thought you are going to take another gap year
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    (Original post by MaxReid)
    Doesn't Trinity's email say to contact them if you haven't heard within 7 days of the interview? I'd get in touch if I were you man
    First interview is on the 14th though. Should I wait 3 more days or email them like sooner?
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    Am I the only one who still hasn't heard from st Anne's for EP?


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    (Original post by sqr00t)
    First interview is on the 14th though. Should I wait 3 more days or email them like sooner?
    I would email on Monday
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    Hi everyone, is anyone able to give me any indication of what to expect at an Oxford linguistics interview? As its quite a rare course I'm really struggling to find any resources or accounts of what the process is like! If anyone knows anything about the sort of questions asked, help would be greatly appreciated!! I have an interview for PPL.
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    (Original post by Crazecatlady)
    Got an Interview for physics!!
    Congrats! When did you hear from them and what college did you apply to?? I'm still waiting on Merton for physics
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    (Original post by firstclassflyer)
    I only have a BTEC in catering but i heard that if i show them my emirates first class lounge members card, they will give me a place. I hate the fact that all these smelly peasants have been given an interview, I mean they dont even have an emporio armani phone case.
    Emirates first class lounge members card is nothing. Just a card. EnA phone cases are faked on a mass scale. Also, I'm smelling a wannabe itslavish*****.

    Good luck in your endeavours in uni life, you won't be able to literally show your d to graduate. (Smelling a dropout)
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    (Original post by MaxReid)
    I would email on Monday
    Cheers mate, how goes your application?
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    (Original post by sqr00t)
    Cheers mate, how goes your application?
    Good. I'm just preparing for the interview right now
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    (Original post by misschievous2505)
    i came across this question while preparing for my chemistry interview at Oxford.
    How many grains of sand are there in the world?
    can anybody help?
    Hey, I'm no chemist but I remember reading this somewhere. Essentially, they are looking at the way think and how you make a (logical) guess. So if you say okay, how many grains of sand are there per square metre? How many square metres in an average beach? Are there any other places sand can be found? Plucking rough numbers out of the air would be absolutely fine with this; they just want to see if you can visualise how small things make up bigger things, which is obviously crucial for chemistry. I'm applying for Law so I'm probably no help whatsoever, but hopefully this gives you an insight into how you could answer that question :-)
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    (Original post by J.owen98)
    Congrats! When did you hear from them and what college did you apply to?? I'm still waiting on Merton for physics
    I literally heard back this morning! I applied to Lady Margaret Hall
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    (Original post by misschievous2505)
    i came across this question while preparing for my chemistry interview at Oxford.
    How many grains of sand are there in the world?
    can anybody help?
    Total number of stars in universe/1000000

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    (Original post by MaxReid)
    Good. I'm just preparing for the interview right now
    Good luck with your interviews!
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    (Original post by Aquaxo)
    Hey, I'm no chemist but I remember reading this somewhere. Essentially, they are looking at the way think and how you make a (logical) guess. So if you say okay, how many grains of sand are there per square metre? How many square metres in an average beach? Are there any other places sand can be found? Plucking rough numbers out of the air would be absolutely fine with this; they just want to see if you can visualise how small things make up bigger things, which is obviously crucial for chemistry. I'm applying for Law so I'm probably no help whatsoever, but hopefully this gives you an insight into how you could answer that question :-)
    I agree with your solution . They are trying to have a grasp of how you solve problems
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    (Original post by misschievous2505)
    i came across this question while preparing for my chemistry interview at Oxford.
    How many grains of sand are there in the world?
    can anybody help?
    That's an example of a Fermi problem. You need to think of a logical series of steps that might allow you to arrive at a result that might be within an order of magnitude or two from the real result. For instance, you could start by thinking about the average size of a grain of sand, making assumptions about packing to come up with a figure for how many grains of sand you've got in a cubic metre and so on... but there are many ways you could arrive at the result. What you're being tested on isn't the number you end up with at the end, but the way you've tried to arrive at that result.

    If you want some practice, I think this website is great (good fun too, I definitely recommend this for everyone going for a science interview).
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    I know it sounds silly but will we have internet access for interviews?
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    That's an example of a Fermi problem. You need to think of a logical series of steps that might allow you to arrive at a result that might be within an order of magnitude or two from the real result. For instance, you could start by thinking about the average size of a grain of sand, making assumptions about packing to come up with a figure for how many grains of sand you've got in a cubic metre and so on... but there are many ways you could arrive at the result. What you're being tested on isn't the number you end up with at the end, but the way you've tried to arrive at that result.

    If you want some practice, I think this website is great (good fun too, I definitely recommend this for everyone going for a science interview).
    thanks a lot
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    (Original post by Eux)
    I know it sounds silly but will we have internet access for interviews?
    Depends on the college you stay at but I'd have thought so for most of them.
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    (Original post by Eux)
    I know it sounds silly but will we have internet access for interviews?
    Does it not say in your email? I assume most colleges give wifi, if unsure just email them
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    Hi!

    Got my reply this morning for St. Annes for Geography which unfortuneately was a rejection! Came by letter for anyone interested not surprised, I have poor GCSE scores (compared with you lot anyway) and the TSA only went average at best!
 
 
 
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