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    For those of you who've had a Skype interview, did you experience any technical issues? Do you have any tips? They would be much appreciated.

    I have a Skype interview for EP on Monday and I'm worried about connectivity issues and stuff like that.
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    (Original post by Pythian)
    I have been released!

    I'm not quite sure what the means? Is it good that I was released without being interviewed at a different college?
    If you've been released it means one of two things - either they really like you and want you, or they aren't going to take you/send you elsewhere... I'm sure it was the first though!

    I'm still waiting to be released!
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    Will it say that you have another interview in the morning, or do you need to keep checking throughout the day?
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    (Original post by misschievous2505)
    guys, i badly need help.i have a chemistry interview on monday and im freaking out.i havent prepared on anything yet..what should i do?
    I have one on Monday as well, and from what I've seen, you don't need to know too much, just the core ideas from AS and A2. They just want to see how you apply your knowledge to an unknown situation, so what I've done is basically to look at questions on all aspects of chemistry and figure out an answer, perhaps not a correct one, but they're not looking for correct answers. Just read your statement, make sure you understand all of the concepts about chemistry you may have mentioned, and maybe attempt a few questions.The common ones from what I've seen (all of the previous candidates at my school wrote their questions down): Why Chemistry, why Oxford, and then for chemistry, mechanisms you're not supposed to know such as carboxylic acid and alcohol, certain nucleophilic and electrophilic addition reactions, and stuff like why do atoms have the properties they have.
    Most importantly, have fun, everyone I know who has already gone said they had a great time
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    (Original post by mechanism)
    Haha thanks this is really reassuring. Yeah it just came a bit out of the blue, I had just finished a really hard question and he said 'sorry for pushing you' kind of put me off because I thought 'does that mean I was pushed far in a good way or that he's sorry because he shouldn't have pushed me?'
    Haha.
    And yeah that's exactly how I felt - a lot of times I could see they were a bit confused by what I was saying and I was myself! At one point I was so far gone within an answer that I forgot the question! Oh well, it's all over and I'll see what happens thanks so much
    No problem! Yeah, just try and enjoy the holidays when they come

    P.S. The whole forgetting-the-question-halfway-through-your-answer thing is something I still do in my tutorials, don't worry about it
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    (Original post by Lsdjrl)
    Will it say that you have another interview in the morning, or do you need to keep checking throughout the day?
    You should try to check the board throughout the day - I tried to check it maybe once every hour or so when I had interviews. If they need to schedule a last-minute interview, they'll probably try to ring you
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    Just got released from my college, glad it's all over -

    See you in 2016, Oxford

    Edit: By "see you" I mean "hear back from you" you numpties
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    Can you get pooled after interviews? Like accepted by a college you weren't interviewed at?
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    (Original post by danniegee)
    No problem! Yeah, just try and enjoy the holidays when they come

    P.S. The whole forgetting-the-question-halfway-through-your-answer thing is something I still do in my tutorials, don't worry about it
    Oh wow sorry I didn't realise you're already an Oxford student!! Haha. Yeah to be honest I'm really not expecting anything because they didn't go how I wanted them to go - of course you can't prepare for them so it's difficult to know how you did! It's only been a few days but it's all a blur now, so I can't do any more analysis (which is great - stops me overthinking)
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    (Original post by skjdhewj)
    Can you get pooled after interviews? Like accepted by a college you weren't interviewed at?
    Yes. You can also be made an open offer, which means that you won't find out which college you're going to until results day next year.
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    (Original post by Fedelias)
    Yes. You can also be made an open offer, which means that you won't find out which college you're going to until results day next year.
    Thank you
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    (Original post by mechanism)
    Oh wow sorry I didn't realise you're already an Oxford student!! Haha. Yeah to be honest I'm really not expecting anything because they didn't go how I wanted them to go - of course you can't prepare for them so it's difficult to know how you did! It's only been a few days but it's all a blur now, so I can't do any more analysis (which is great - stops me overthinking)

    Yeah, sorry - just trying to help out applicants like students did for me last year You've hit the nail on the head there, really...it's impossible to work out how you've done, because you can't plan your interviews, they never go as well as you'd hoped, and no-one really knows what the tutors want to see exactly anyway, so worrying about it is completely pointless (but so easy to do!). That is good - it's hard not to overthink, so you sound like you're doing well
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    (Original post by danniegee)
    No problem! Yeah, just try and enjoy the holidays when they come

    P.S. The whole forgetting-the-question-halfway-through-your-answer thing is something I still do in my tutorials, don't worry about it
    I did this as well in my interview on Monday - I was asked a question by one tutor that lad on from a scenario that the other tutor told me.
    But was confused by the initial scenario
    And I had to ask tutor 1 to clarify the scenario.
    And then once it had been explained I had forgotten the question that I had been asked orginally and had to ask tutor 2 to repeat her question straight after.
    I'm still cringing, worst moment of my interview :/

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    (Original post by Renaa)
    I did this as well in my interview on Monday - I was asked a question by one tutor that lad on from a scenario that the other tutor told me.
    But was confused by the initial scenario
    And I had to ask tutor 1 to clarify the scenario.
    And then once it had been explained I had forgotten the question that I had been asked orginally and had to ask tutor 2 to repeat her question straight after.
    I'm still cringing, worst moment of my interview :/

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    It's OK, I doubt they even thought anything of it to be honest. Last year during my Philosophy interview, one of the tutors asked me what I thought about some problem we had been discussing, and after I had said what I was thinking I went and said 'I don't know...what do you think?". I didn't even think before I asked. He didn't mind, though! I'm always asking for clarifications in my tutorials now - tutors don't expect you to be able to understand everything instantly. Plus, they know that interviews can be particularly stressful, so it's expected that you'll probably forget things like this.
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    Do we hear about our interviews in January first through UCAS track, or by post?
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    (Original post by Lsdjrl)
    Do we hear about our interviews in January first through UCAS track, or by post?
    By post or email (most likely post - although it does vary by college). UCAS won't update until a few weeks after the decision day in January
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    (Original post by Pars12)
    If you think 21 is "mature" you should be my age for a couple of weeks! I really don't think the age difference matters very much but the size difference will make HMC very cosy and Wadham very busy. I'm not sure which I would choose but luckily you don't get the choice.

    A lot of good people get rejected and a lot of people who get accepted have no idea how they managed it. I am sure it's not really a lottery but that's how it will feel.

    It would be orders of magnitude harder to say which college would actually make the offer and I'm guessing you wouldn't mind either way. HMC is very close to Wadham and if it's too small for you you can do things at university level and go college-hopping.

    Edit: I see you are on the ELAT thread so both colleges handy for the St Cross building although you will have to back-track a bit from HMC to do the alternative tuck-shop on your way to lectures.
    Thanks for this I think you're right about both colleges and that wherever a student ends up, they will make it work for them.

    Anyway not to get too ahead of myself! Thought I'd ask because even though you say 21 isn't old I wondered if reallocation to a mature college was automatic.
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    So I had only one interview per subject...the other girl for the same subject but single honours got 5...what's going on 😩
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    I had two interviews at st Hugh's which I loved but then I was asked to interview at another college the next day- does that mean st Hugh's doesn't want me?
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    (Original post by tesstickles2727)
    I had two interviews at st Hugh's which I loved but then I was asked to interview at another college the next day- does that mean st Hugh's doesn't want me?
    It actually means another college is interested in you
 
 
 
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