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    I'm applying for English at both Oxford and UCL, and have been invited to interview by both, something I'm immensely happy about.

    Bad news is the dates/times etc overlap. I have no way of getting from the Oxford interview 'experience', which finishes at 2:00, to the UCL one, which starts at 1:45.

    How do I get around this dilemma? An honest explanation to either will ultimately demonstrate that I am choosing one over the other, and I'm not even sure if either would be willing to rearrange for another day. I'm tempted to cite 'personal reasons', but I'm not sure if this would cut it and whether I'd get another shot at interview. Frankly, both made it sound as if the scheduling of the interviews was non-negotiable.

    Any help/advice/information would be much appreciated.
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    (Original post by Hanuman)
    I'm applying for English at both Oxford and UCL, and have been invited to interview by both, something I'm immensely happy about.

    Bad news is the dates/times etc overlap. I have no way of getting from the Oxford interview 'experience', which finishes at 2:00, to the UCL one, which starts at 1:45.

    How do I get around this dilemma? An honest explanation to either will ultimately demonstrate that I am choosing one over the other, and I'm not even sure if either would be willing to rearrange for another day. I'm tempted to cite 'personal reasons', but I'm not sure if this would cut it and whether I'd get another shot at interview. Frankly, both made it sound as if the scheduling of the interviews was non-negotiable.

    Any help/advice/information would be much appreciated.
    Call them up and ask for a change?
    Im sure they will understand the situation.
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    (Original post by Hanuman)
    I'm applying for English at both Oxford and UCL, and have been invited to interview by both, something I'm immensely happy about.

    Bad news is the dates/times etc overlap. I have no way of getting from the Oxford interview 'experience', which finishes at 2:00, to the UCL one, which starts at 1:45.

    How do I get around this dilemma? An honest explanation to either will ultimately demonstrate that I am choosing one over the other, and I'm not even sure if either would be willing to rearrange for another day. I'm tempted to cite 'personal reasons', but I'm not sure if this would cut it and whether I'd get another shot at interview. Frankly, both made it sound as if the scheduling of the interviews was non-negotiable.

    Any help/advice/information would be much appreciated.
    call whichevers not your first choice and say you have a hospital appt or something which cant be rearranged.. i have no idea if its a similar thing but for my chemistry interview at ucl there were loads of people there that day and they did like one interview day a week so it wouldve been fine to swap. no idea about oxford though..?
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    just ring up the last university to offer you an interview and tell them that you already have an interview that day so can you re-arrange it
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    Yeah, as said above.
    If you say it in a way so that they know you're rearranging theirs because they were the second to offer you then it should be fine.
    Just say some something like "I've just received an interview offer from you but I already have one booked for that day"
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    (Original post by Cll_ws)
    Yeah, as said above.
    If you say it in a way so that they know you're rearranging theirs because they were the second to offer you then it should be fine.
    Just say some something like "I've just received an interview offer from you but I already have one booked for that day"
    This.

    You dont need to say what uni has also offered you an interview, just that another has.
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    (Original post by Hanuman)
    I'm applying for English at both Oxford and UCL, and have been invited to interview by both, something I'm immensely happy about.

    Bad news is the dates/times etc overlap. I have no way of getting from the Oxford interview 'experience', which finishes at 2:00, to the UCL one, which starts at 1:45.

    How do I get around this dilemma? An honest explanation to either will ultimately demonstrate that I am choosing one over the other, and I'm not even sure if either would be willing to rearrange for another day. I'm tempted to cite 'personal reasons', but I'm not sure if this would cut it and whether I'd get another shot at interview. Frankly, both made it sound as if the scheduling of the interviews was non-negotiable.

    Any help/advice/information would be much appreciated.
    Hi
    Just out of curiosity, was wondering what you did to sort out the problem and what happened?
    Thanks
 
 
 
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