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    Hi all.. I've just had my interview yesterday i.e 10th December (to read Law at one of the Mature Student Colleges). Test at 10.30am and two interviews at 1.30pm and 2.30pm. The first interview was sort of ok. I say sort of because towards the end of it, one of the Dr's interviewing me turned to his colleague (a Fellow of the College) and asked him if he had any questions which he wanted to ask me and the Fellow replied "No". I'm kind of interpreting this as a bad thing - i.e he had heard enough! The second interview went well but god this whole process is like water torture!! Be done and over with already and roll on the outcome in January!!!
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    (Original post by mountainwiccan)
    Hi all.. I've just had my interview yesterday i.e 10th December (to read Law at one of the Mature Student Colleges). Test at 10.30am and two interviews at 1.30pm and 2.30pm. The first interview was sort of ok. I say sort of because towards the end of it, one of the Dr's interviewing me turned to his colleague (a Fellow of the College) and asked him if he had any questions which he wanted to ask me and the Fellow replied "No". I'm kind of interpreting this as a bad thing - i.e he had heard enough! The second interview went well but god this whole process is like water torture!! Be done and over with already and roll on the outcome in January!!!
    agh well hope you did well! he probably didnt want to ask you anything because you already said everything they wanted to hear!
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    I just had my interview for law at St.John's - I am a mature student too.

    The exam was awful. I knew it would be though. Damn TSA! But I had actually read one of the books it talked about, so that was funny.

    General interview was great fun. I was put at ease and kept on track with the answers to my questions. Left feeling that I had done my best and talked about all the things I wanted them to know.

    Academic interview was far trickier, but oddly fun too. Bit daunting being interviewed by two clearly academic men, both wearing suits and I'm in my cords and favourit grey jumper. I probably ummed and ahhed a bit more than I intended too, but again I felt I did myself some justice.

    Waiting for that January letter now, but not filled with dread. The entire interview process was thoroughly enjoyable for me. I guess I ought to get out of the house more...

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    (Original post by Allotriophagy)
    I just had my interview for law at St.John's - I am a mature student too.

    The exam was awful. I knew it would be though. Damn TSA! But I had actually read one of the books it talked about, so that was funny.

    General interview was great fun. I was put at ease and kept on track with the answers to my questions. Left feeling that I had done my best and talked about all the things I wanted them to know.

    Academic interview was far trickier, but oddly fun too. Bit daunting being interviewed by two clearly academic men, both wearing suits and I'm in my cords and favourit grey jumper. I probably ummed and ahhed a bit more than I intended too, but again I felt I did myself some justice.

    Waiting for that January letter now, but not filled with dread. The entire interview process was thoroughly enjoyable for me. I guess I ought to get out of the house more...

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    I have been helping out with interviews - showing people to rooms and invidgilating exams all week. The TSA is a new thing this year and is being 'tried out'. Don't stress too much about it.
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    I have been helping out with interviews - showing people to rooms and invidgilating exams all week. The TSA is a new thing this year and is being 'tried out'. Don't stress too much about it.
    Thanks for letting me know that. I managed to finish most of it in the time given - just the very last question I had to take a random stab at. Oh well...1 in 5 chance!

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    agh well hope you did well! he probably didnt want to ask you anything because you already said everything they wanted to hear!
    Thanks for your good wishes. I just don't know how I did to be honest. During my first interview I was asked to defend a particular stance which was quite difficult -i.e that society need white upper middle class men as judges as they are the only means by which we would have an independent judiciary. i.e They are removed from society therefore they are able to assess case more objectively.
    I paused for a good four minutes (like a complete idiot) and apologised for the delay in responding to the question and then rattled something off about the need to appoint judges on their merits rather than for reasons of inclusivity...etc, etc
    The test consisted of being given three essay questions and having to answer one of them in an hour. All of the candidates had to sit the test in the college library, but there one of the candidates had a couple of sheets of quite comprehensive notes and she was copying from them!! She didn't hide this, but she just copied away whilst the rest of us were having to reach into the depths of our minds to find something to write. Is that permitted.. I am actually really annoyed about it!!
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    (Original post by mountainwiccan)
    All of the candidates had to sit the test in the college library, but there one of the candidates had a couple of sheets of quite comprehensive notes and she was copying from them!! She didn't hide this, but she just copied away whilst the rest of us were having to reach into the depths of our minds to find something to write. Is that permitted.. I am actually really annoyed about it!!
    :confused: I'm sure that's not allowed!! Ah well.. if she didn't know her stuff then she probably got caught out in the interview.

    I had my Law interview at Cambridge last week! The test wasn't too bad.. one of the interviews was ok.. the other was dreadful

    Good luck everyone!
 
 
 
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