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    (Original post by Amselss)
    Thank you! That's reassuring are you studying French at the moment?
    Yes, I'm studying French and Philosophy at St John's
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    While i feel my interview went fine, i really regret not socialising more at the jcr. I just found it really intimidating.
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    (Original post by teapot18)
    While i feel my interview went fine, i really regret not socialising more at the jcr. I just found it really intimidating.
    Trinity's JCR was really helpful. They held quite nice events for us too! On the first night we had a quiz, it was so awesome! On the second night we did a Ghost Tour of Oxford. I really liked staying at Trinity and the interviews were quite nice too! Fingers crossed for January 6th! Trinity was such a cool place to be at
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    Really?! Do you think GCSE's, AS levels, predictions etc are done by department and then the colleges don't actually get to see your grades?
    I really hope they make decisions solely based on interview (even though mine didn't go too swell). I heard somewhere that they score your grades, score your interviews then make decisions based on that. But surely if they invite you to interview the only thing they care about is the interview and not your grades anymore? (can anyone shed light on this?)
    A student representative from Oxford came to our school to talk to us about interviews and she said that the interview is only one part of their decision so when deciding whether to make an offer or not, they'll take into account gcses, bmat, as levels, predictions, interview performance, reference and personal statement holistically!! Not sure if it's different for medicine but she didn't state any differences!
    Have you already had your interview?
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    (Original post by lou77777)
    A student representative from Oxford came to our school to talk to us about interviews and she said that the interview is only one part of their decision so when deciding whether to make an offer or not, they'll take into account gcses, bmat, as levels, predictions, interview performance, reference and personal statement holistically!! Not sure if it's different for medicine but she didn't state any differences!
    Have you already had your interview?
    Ahh okay. Hmm I'm losing hope then! Yes, I really enjoyed the two that I had they were quite challenging and I made lots of mistakes but they were challenging in a good way. I'm really not expecting an offer and also my grades weren't up to scratch when I applied (I do have a reason, hence it's not a problem) but I am worried they'll compare my grades to others and choose others over me based on that.
    I thought Oxford placed a heavy emphasis on interview performance but I'm not sure anymore haha
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    Ahh okay. Hmm I'm losing hope then! Yes, I really enjoyed the two that I had they were quite challenging and I made lots of mistakes but they were challenging in a good way. I'm really not expecting an offer and also my grades weren't up to scratch when I applied (I do have a reason, hence it's not a problem) but I am worried they'll compare my grades to others and choose others over me based on that.
    I thought Oxford placed a heavy emphasis on interview performance but I'm not sure anymore haha
    Well that sounds promising! If there's a reason why your grades may not be up to scratch then they'll definitely take it into account if they're aware of it! I know that they take into account contextual things especially when applicants are from underachieving schools so honestly don't worry too much!! It sounds like your interviews have gone well so just stay positive!

    I've applied for medicine too- did you have a science based interview and another that was more the typical kind of medicine interview?
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    In terms of what Oxford consider when looking at your application, they do take everything into account, and that includes extenuating circumstances if applicable. So your UCAS application (grades, personal statement etc.) will be looked at, as well as any written work, tests and your interviews.
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    I have a maths and computer science interview next week at St Annes, does anyone have any advice for socialising? I'm worried that I'll just be stuck in my room most of the time
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    (Original post by lou77777)
    Well that sounds promising! If there's a reason why your grades may not be up to scratch then they'll definitely take it into account if they're aware of it! I know that they take into account contextual things especially when applicants are from underachieving schools so honestly don't worry too much!! It sounds like your interviews have gone well so just stay positive!

    I've applied for medicine too- did you have a science based interview and another that was more the typical kind of medicine interview?
    Oh I didn't apply for Medicine! My interviews were Biochem soz haha.
    And yeah they're aware, I wouldn't have gotten an interview if they weren't aware! Which is why I thought grades didn't matter once you got an interview. But that's silly, of course they're going to review each application as a whole before making final decisions. Soz to bother you, the wait is really playing on my mind!!
    Good luck
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    (Original post by RougeDeluge)
    I have a maths and computer science interview next week at St Annes, does anyone have any advice for socialising? I'm worried that I'll just be stuck in my room most of the time
    You just have to not stay in your room! It's really easy to get on with people because you instantly have something in common. Whenever I wanted to socialize I just walked up the JCR on my own and chatted to people. I'd say just get into that mindset from the start.....I literally out my bags down and went out straight away, and felt comfortable really quickly.
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    (Original post by MouseyBrown)
    You just have to not stay in your room! It's really easy to get on with people because you instantly have something in common. Whenever I wanted to socialize I just walked up the JCR on my own and chatted to people. I'd say just get into that mindset from the start.....I literally out my bags down and went out straight away, and felt comfortable really quickly.
    Thank you, I was so worried that I wouldn't see many people! I'm really excited but logistics and new people make me really nervous, I guess everyone's in the same boat though.
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    (Original post by RougeDeluge)
    Thank you, I was so worried that I wouldn't see many people! I'm really excited but logistics and new people make me really nervous, I guess everyone's in the same boat though.
    Exactly. Everyone just nervous together so it's all good. Good luck!
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    (Original post by danniegee)
    In terms of what Oxford consider when looking at your application, they do take everything into account, and that includes extenuating circumstances if applicable. So your UCAS application (grades, personal statement etc.) will be looked at, as well as any written work, tests and your interviews.
    Yeah they take everything into accout.

    (Original post by OVODrake)
    For medicine, anyone know whether Oxford will use our bmat essay in interview? And do they still consider our bmat scores and gcses and personal statement when deciding about offers?
    (Original post by Lainathiel)
    I once read somewhere that they were blinded of our scores, but that the essays were available for them to read and potentially be used in interview. I'm not sure how truthful that is though, or whether if it is, if they still do that. Don't worry about it!
    For Medicine: I don't know about the BMAT essay, but the tutors don't know what your BMAT score is at the time they interview you. (This is probably what you're thinking about with the 'blinding' part. The idea is your BMAT score doesn't influence how they think you perform at interview.) But after interviews have been carried out, they find out your BMAT scores, and find out what the interviewers at the other college thought, and use all the information then to make their final decisions.
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    (Original post by TheRoyalLobster)
    Ive just finished my two law interviews at Magdalen, first went horrendously the second went really well! Is there any hope for me haha? 😂
    Oxford's admission process is unknown to most of us. What we think went badly they may think was good. I thought my interview was so-so. So my opinion is like the average of yours :P Don't lose hope and good luck with your application!
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    (Original post by AzizanW)
    Oxford's admission process is unknown to most of us. What we think went badly they may think was good. I thought my interview was so-so. So my opinion is like the average of yours :P Don't lose hope and good luck with your application!
    Did you apply for law as well? 😊
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    Are most pooled interviews for standardisation purposes? I was pooled from Lincoln to New and only had 1 interview whilst a New applicant was pooled to Lincoln??

    Could someone suggest any reasons for this? My New interview went really well and I want to know if they would consider me after only one 25 minute interview?
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      (Original post by TheRoyalLobster)
      Did you apply for law as well? 😊
      I did.

      *waiting for 6th Jan*
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      (Original post by dradoo)
      Are most pooled interviews for standardisation purposes? I was pooled from Lincoln to New and only had 1 interview whilst a New applicant was pooled to Lincoln??

      Could someone suggest any reasons for this? My New interview went really well and I want to know if they would consider me after only one 25 minute interview?
      I don't think you can read much into this, to be honest - I know plenty of people who had interviews at other colleges but still got an offer for their original college. It's even possible to get an offer from a college where you didn't have an interview, or to get an open offer (where your college isn't specified until next summer), but everyone who comes to Oxford ends up loving their college in the end anyway
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      Is bringing a suitcase too much dya think?

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      Is bringing a suitcase too much dya think?

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      No, I bought a suitcase
     
     
     
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