Bias treatment towards OXBRIDGE students at school

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doodlebug
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at school the only people to get help with interviews at unis were oxbridge applicants! how unfair is that!
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at school the only people to get help with interviews at unis were oxbridge applicants! how unfair is that!
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Did you actually ask for help though? It may have been available if you wanted it.

Also interview practice probably isn't so necessary for most non-Oxbridge unis as their interviews are more compulsorary open days, although this isn't true across the board.
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If that's the case you should complain to your principle/headteacher. In my school that certainly wasn't the case.
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At our school we had to ask the teachers for mock interviews. I think only Oxbridge applicants actually asked, although a few medicine may have too. i don't think anyone else actually had an interview but it is unfair if you are denied an interview just because you are not applying for Oxbridge.
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Mock interviews are practically useless anyway
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Mock interviews are practically useless anyway
but apart from oxbridge and perhaps 1 or 2 more uni's at the very top (even imperial dont ask 4 interview some of the time, quite often", then most uni's dont interview anyway.

and besides, oxbridge interview is a very pivotal factor in the admissions process, more so than the test they do, much more so.
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(Original post by doodlebug)
at school the only people to get help with interviews at unis were oxbridge applicants! how unfair is that!

I don't think it is that unfair as people have said, on many other threads, that the interviews are very important and add weight to the chance of receiving a place. Also the majority of other unis don not interview so what would be the point?
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I don't think it is that unfair as people have said, on many other threads, that the interviews are very important and add weight to the chance of receiving a place. Also the majority of other unis don not interview so what would be the point?
exactly. thats a point that my above post included...
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but apart from oxbridge and perhaps 1 or 2 more uni's at the very top (even imperial dont ask 4 interview some of the time, quite often", then most uni's dont interview anyway.

and besides, oxbridge interview is a very pivotal factor in the admissions process, more so than the test they do, much more so.
I was offered them and refused them. Doesn't hasn't done me much harm. You certainly don't need it to get in, I felt I'd be better going at it fresh.
I think I found it more entertaining to try and think up as difficult a questions as possible to ask my fellow applicants. That was probably more useful than an mock interview would have been anyhow.

Having said that everyone at my school had to have a compulsory talk with the headmaster before he wrote his reference, and we did get priority in having that, probably because of the earlier application deadline.

I do think it's wrong that they refuse you if you ask though, just because the location isn't oxbridge doesn't mean the place isn't as important to you as oxbridge is to them.

Alaric.
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I was offered them and refused them. Doesn't hasn't done me much harm. You certainly don't need it to get in, I felt I'd be better going at it fresh.
I think I found it more entertaining to try and think up as difficult a questions as possible to ask my fellow applicants. That was probably more useful than an mock interview would have been anyhow.

Having said that everyone at my school had to have a compulsory talk with the headmaster before he wrote his reference, and we did get priority in having that, probably because of the earlier application deadline.

I do think it's wrong that they refuse you if you ask though, just because the location isn't oxbridge doesn't mean the place isn't as important to you as oxbridge is to them.

Alaric.
WE all had as many practice interviews as we like irrelevant of where were going, but we were lucky - there was an RAF base down the road that used us for officer training - we were interviewed by someone who was training as an interviewer!
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