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    A year or two again I was able to go to an Oxbridge interview preparation class with my school, and we each had a practice interview. I chose Law/Social Sciences, and was told that they interviewed applicants to find out how they think. I was asked why it's wrong to eat people, and said something along the lines of it being about respect and communications (we see animals as inferior to humans, so it's okay to eat them. They also generally lack a close bond with us due to the fact that we can't communicate with them, and so we can distance ourselves from the fact that we are eating a living thing, which could be why we generally look down on eating dogs, cats, or any other typical pet animals- it's harder to pretend they were't alive once) but was told this was wrong. I didn't think this question had correct or incorrect answers, and wasn't told what about it I needed to improve. Please could anyone who has experience with Oxbridge interviews tell me where I went wrong? Thanks
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    A year or two again I was able to go to an Oxbridge interview preparation class with my school, and we each had a practice interview. I chose Law/Social Sciences, and was told that they interviewed applicants to find out how they think. I was asked why it's wrong to eat people, and said something along the lines of it being about respect and communications (we see animals as inferior to humans, so it's okay to eat them. They also generally lack a close bond with us due to the fact that we can't communicate with them, and so we can distance ourselves from the fact that we are eating a living thing, which could be why we generally look down on eating dogs, cats, or any other typical pet animals- it's harder to pretend they were't alive once) but was told this was wrong. I didn't think this question had correct or incorrect answers, and wasn't told what about it I needed to improve. Please could anyone who has experience with Oxbridge interviews tell me where I went wrong? Thanks
    Mock interviews are very rarely similar to the interviews you'll actually have if you apply, which is why we don't expect or, in most cases, advise candidates to have them. They can be useful if you've never had an interview before and are nervous about speaking to people in a setting like that, but as an actual guide to the kinds of questions you'll be asked, youtube is a far better resource!

    Don't worry about it
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    (Original post by Peterhouse Admissions)
    Mock interviews are very rarely similar to the interviews you'll actually have if you apply, which is why we don't expect or, in most cases, advise candidates to have them. They can be useful if you've never had an interview before and are nervous about speaking to people in a setting like that, but as an actual guide to the kinds of questions you'll be asked, youtube is a far better resource!

    Don't worry about it
    Thanks!
 
 
 
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