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I'm applying to do English at UCL and I'm seriously worried about the interview part, particularly the unseen text they give you to analyse. When do these interviews happen in the year? And can anyone tell me what text they were given in their interview? I'd just like to get a rough idea of what sort of thing they throw at you so I can prepare, thanks!
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My interview took place in late January, but I know some who have had theirs in February, so assume early 2016.

Text they gave me to analyse is in the link below, but I didn't get a title, date or author of the poem, just the poem itself: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/246242 (I wrote about 2 sides - referred to things like metaphor, motif, cyclical structure, irony etc. in my commentary of the poem).

For the verbal interview, all they pretty much asked was about my AS and A2 coursework texts that I studied - when I answered their questions, they wanted me to back up my points with direct quotes from the texts, but I couldn't remember much unfortunately - so read around and revise your A-Level texts before the interview.

They didn't ask me anything about my personal statement despite the fact I spent ages reviewing it - but I'm sure that they do ask some applicants about it. They will probably also ask you about your current further reading as well.

These pages might also be helpful:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/english/prospec...cation-process

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1885025


I made a few slip ups in my interview including saying that 'To A Young Poet' was by Thom Gunn rather than R.S. Thomas - also missed opportunity in providing quotes as said earlier, but they didn't seem to mind - I had an overall bad impression on the interview in fact, but they still accepted me afterwards.

Good luck with your application - I know you're worried and that's unavoidable to be honest, but the people interviewing you at UCL are likely to appreciate this fact for all their applicants, so take this interview as a formal, but casual discussion on literature.
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Thank you so much!
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Hi! I had my interview on wednesday and I was wondering if you know when you hear back?
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