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    (Original post by LoveToArgue)
    does anyone else think they have post-interview stress disorder? I keep having flashbacks of things I said and cringing
    Saaaaame, and I'm procrastinating work by looking up interview tips even though I've already had it
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    (Original post by mazzaion)
    saaaaame, and i'm procrastinating work by looking up interview tips even though i've already had it :d
    me too!!! I'm so happy i'm not the only one!!!!!!!!!!:d:d
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    (Original post by LoveToArgue)
    does anyone else think they have post-interview stress disorder? I keep having flashbacks of things I said and cringing
    Haha absolutely. Just as I start feeling a bit better about it I replay certain things in my head and literally want to punch myself in the face :banghead:
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      (Original post by LoveToArgue)
      does anyone else think they have post-interview stress disorder? I keep having flashbacks of things I said and cringing
      yesyesyes

      Like when I went on about what the author was trying to say using 'he' all the time and I realise now it was a woman.......
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      Going to be getting to Oxford (staying at Brasenose) at round 8pm tomorrow. I know this is quite late (travelling after school) so will there be student helpers (etc.) helping at that time?
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        Going to be getting to Oxford (staying at Brasenose) at round 8pm tomorrow. I know this is quite late (travelling after school) so will there be student helpers (etc.) helping at that time?
        Ours were I think, they had activities on (like films and stuff) so there were always people around
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        (Original post by MouseyBrown)
        Haha absolutely. Just as I start feeling a bit better about it I replay certain things in my head and literally want to punch myself in the face :banghead:
        Me too! I've remembered that I kind of advised the interviewers on how to have safe sex...
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        I'm staying at St John's for chemistry interviews, it's so nice, but I'm basically getting lead on into thinking that they'll offer me a place and when Jan 6th comes, I know I'll be horrendously disappointed.
        Also don't think I'll be getting any sleep because the nerves are killing me...

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        (Original post by AsianMetalhead)
        I'm staying at St John's for chemistry interviews, it's so nice, but I'm basically getting lead on into thinking that they'll offer me a place and when Jan 6th comes, I know I'll be horrendously disappointed.
        Also don't think I'll be getting any sleep because the nerves are killing me...

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        Fellow chemistry applicant here, I have interviews on the 15th and maybe 16th but am getting to Oxford tomorrow evening. How is it working at St. John's? Also have you been told your interview times yet?
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        (Original post by itsConnor_)
        Going to be getting to Oxford (staying at Brasenose) at round 8pm tomorrow. I know this is quite late (travelling after school) so will there be student helpers (etc.) helping at that time?
        theres like a minimum of three student helpers manning the entrance at all times so you'll be a-ok. i turned up to oriel around 9ish and i got my key, welcome pack/interview times and a quick tour of the place on arrival.
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        (Original post by itsConnor_)
        Fellow chemistry applicant here, I have interviews on the 15th and maybe 16th but am getting to Oxford tomorrow evening. How is it working at St. John's? Also have you been told your interview times yet?
        St John's is really nice actually, and we were given our interview times about two weeks in advance, but they're all up in the common room when you enter anyway

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        (Original post by cakeislife)
        Ours were I think, they had activities on (like films and stuff) so there were always people around
        (Original post by fs1)
        theres like a minimum of three student helpers manning the entrance at all times so you'll be a-ok. i turned up to oriel around 9ish and i got my key, welcome pack/interview times and a quick tour of the place on arrival.
        Thanks Feeling pretty nervous, but at least it's a free holiday!
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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.
        same - was super nervous that i literally stayed in my room the whole time if i weren't out in town. literally only ran in to check the notice board and back out again.
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        (Original post by LoveToArgue)
        Me too! I've remembered that I kind of advised the interviewers on how to have safe sex...
        How did you get onto this topic in a law interview! Definitely wasn't covered in mine haha
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        At St Hilda's right now. Can't sleep.
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        You'll all be fine, I promise. I was interviewed at Somerville last week for English and the tutors were really lovely and attentive. They genuinely brought out the best in me. At one point I kept stumbling over the word "chronology" and kept saying "chrononology" and they laughed and laughed. I was so embarrassed lol. My second interview was mergh. The extract was so difficult it made my eyes strain and the Countdown theme tune was on loop in my head bc the freaking clock kept making that ticking sound. Nearly lost my mind in there. But, honestly, the whole point of the interview is to stretch you. The tutors are only interviewing you to see if they'd like to work with you for the next 3 years. You've already proven your academic prowess. Now go and freaking prove that you deserve that spot, guys! :dumbells::five:
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        (Original post by Adoxography)
        I was wondering if anyone could give me their opinion? I dont really know what to think about what's happened.

        I applied to study English, having obtained AAAAAB at AS Level, and was predicted A* A* A* A A at A2 (one of those As is general studies) My GCSEs were all A*s and As too, and my submitted written work was worth full marks ( as was my other piece which I could have sent)

        Naturally, my teachers were really optimistic for my chances- the only blip in my application being that I resat year 12 after some pretty horrendous extenuating circumstances that included, but was not limited to, family death, the extremely bitter and aggressive divorce of my parents, and my own struggles with serious health problems that affected my sleep, concentration and memory (down to the point where I couldn't remember the content of a page after reading it)
        My first time at year 12 I got an A in general studies, a C in maths, Ds in Biology and Chemistry and a B in Art. At the time I wasnt applying for English, but something more science based, because my parents had pressured me in that direction- I come from a family of doctors.
        As part of resitting, I decided to switch Art for English Literature (which I'd always loved, but hadnt thought matched with what I intended to study at the time) and after just one lesson, I was reminded of how much I loved it, and decided that I wanted to apply for that instead.
        My English teacher said I should apply for Oxford, but I wasnt sure about their policy on resits, so I emailed that and recieved a reply saying

        "You would be welcome to make an application when applying under the below circumstances, we would very strongly recommend that your references mention these in their reference, but also that your academic projection would be on track for the entrance requirements. To ensure that you application was strong in the other areas, you would still be required to have achieved (or predicted) AAA, one of these subjects should be English Literature or the combined English Language and Literature subject."

        I went on to achieved As in all my subjects the second time round, which is a truer representation of what I can do, seeing as my health problem had been sorted by the time I went back to year 12 in September. I was thrilled, as you can imagine.

        I received a pre-interview rejection from Oxford, on Saturday the 28th of November. On Monday the 30th, I managed to get in contact with the Admissions office, and was told that they were reconsidering my application because of the information I'd sent when I originally asked them about resits, and that they would get back to me either that afternoon, or Tuesday morning. Wednesday came and I'd still not heard anything, so I rang them on wednesday evening, only to find that they had yet to contact the English Department- so my application had not been considered yet. This morning, I was told that the English Department had recommended my rejection not be changed, and they refused to tell me any more in the way of feedback. I'm feeling really mucked about, and rather humiliated, because I dont get the feeling my application was ever really reconsidered, given the quick turn around from Wednesday to Thursday. They have told me I can wait for feedback in January, but if I have any more concerns (given they've already messed up my application once) January will be too late to do anything about them.

        None of my teachers can think of any reason that my application would stand out for rejection, especially before interview, and I'm really confused as to what's happened. If anyone could give their opinion I would be really grateful.
        I'm so sorry I don't think it had much to do with you resitting the year because I repeated Year 12 and was still invited to an interview. Did your referee make your extenuating circumstances explicit in their reference? Perhaps it had something to do with your ELAT score. I think there's a cut off mark that they use every year (roughly around 45/60). Good luck with your other unis x
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        (Original post by maella)
        If anybody has had their English interviews, how did you feel that they went? I left Oxford yesterday and didn't catch a chance to ask any English applicants in particular how they thought theirs went
        First one was okay. Second one was horrific... There was a mix up with interview times so I only had 15 minutes to prepare beforehand. Ended up with a Shakespeare and a Middle English expert. Definitely shouldn't have put a sonnet in my personal statement lol... The questions he threw at me came faster than ping-pong balls flying back and forth.
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        (Original post by MaxReid)
        I have a horror story to share:

        I looked at the board for interviews when I arrived and saw under the heading 'History and Politics' that I had an interview at 3pm.
        Got a call at 12:13 asking me if I was goong to my interview. I said yes and that it was at 3. JCR person said it was at 12:15. Turns out I hadn't noticee that I had another interview under the heading of 'History' at 12:15.
        I got there and the interviewers asked the JCR person if they'd found me. The interview itself was good I thought but am I screwed because of not being there at the right time?
        Lucky you, mate. The undergrad helpers told me my English interview was at 2:25 when it was really at 2:00 (25 minutes are to prep and analyse the extract)... I left my phone on silence bc it rang mid-interview last week during my UCL interview and I didn't want to risk the same embarrassment ever again. By the time the undergrads tracked me down (there were like 5 of them running around like headless chickens) it was 2:15 and I was pretty close to a full blown panic attack because the extract was crazy hard. The tutors offered me extra time but with the way they were staring me down I blurted "No, I'm okay." Lol. Worst decision. Why am I such a div?! -.-
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        (Original post by mazzaion)
        I'm procrastinating work by looking up interview tips even though I've already had it
        This description fits me perfectly
       
       
       
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