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Hi LMH,
Do you know who I can contact to help me with my LNAT essays? I heard in one of your videos that students could review them and help applicants.

Thanks!
Hi there,

I am currently going into year 10 and I have already completed two GCSE's and my grades are where I want them to be at the moment. I live in London and I would like a place in Oxford University when I am older for a course down the business/economics lane. I was wondering if there is any colleges/sixth forms in London that increases chances of getting into Oxford. I am also a low income student and a first generation British citezen. Does this decrease my chances of getting into Oxford also?

Yours Faithfully
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Original post by INeedHelp543
Hi there,

I am currently going into year 10 and I have already completed two GCSE's and my grades are where I want them to be at the moment. I live in London and I would like a place in Oxford University when I am older for a course down the business/economics lane. I was wondering if there is any colleges/sixth forms in London that increases chances of getting into Oxford. I am also a low income student and a first generation British citezen. Does this decrease my chances of getting into Oxford also?

Yours Faithfully

Hi, I was an applicant who did half my interviews at LMH and hopefully have some advice that would help. The school you attend doesn't affect your chance of getting in. I applied for medicine and their selection process for interview was 50% my proportion of A* at GCSE and 50% my entry test result. Your GCSE's are contextualised meaning if you go to a lower performing school but got one of the best GCSE results at that school you won't be at a disadvantage compared to someone who got all A* but went private school. Look at the course on the Oxford website and they should be transparent about the selection process. You could aim to apply to prestigious colleges and sixth forms who send a high proportion of students to oxbridge each year, the teachers may be more experienced in preparing students for oxbridge and interviews. But the most important thing is your own hard work and experiences. So going to an average sixth form with good teachers should still be sufficient. You mentioned being low income and first generation so also keep an eye out for widening participation courses which help students like you get to oxbridge. These include organisations like 'into university' and many others.

Hope this was helpful
Original post by behx
Hi, I was an applicant who did half my interviews at LMH and hopefully have some advice that would help. The school you attend doesn't affect your chance of getting in. I applied for medicine and their selection process for interview was 50% my proportion of A* at GCSE and 50% my entry test result. Your GCSE's are contextualised meaning if you go to a lower performing school but got one of the best GCSE results at that school you won't be at a disadvantage compared to someone who got all A* but went private school. Look at the course on the Oxford website and they should be transparent about the selection process. You could aim to apply to prestigious colleges and sixth forms who send a high proportion of students to oxbridge each year, the teachers may be more experienced in preparing students for oxbridge and interviews. But the most important thing is your own hard work and experiences. So going to an average sixth form with good teachers should still be sufficient. You mentioned being low income and first generation so also keep an eye out for widening participation courses which help students like you get to oxbridge. These include organisations like 'into university' and many others.

Hope this was helpful

Omg, thank you so much for this honestly. I was getting so worried. Brooo, you don't understand how thankful i am for thissss. Good luck for the future. thanks again. Thats one thing to take off my 'worry list'.
For E&M and PPE applicants, how will interviews work, in the sense that applicants are usually made to sketch graphs etc. And how about pre-interview reading material. Thanks
Original post by user131002
For E&M and PPE applicants, how will interviews work, in the sense that applicants are usually made to sketch graphs etc. And how about pre-interview reading material. Thanks

Reading this thread is depressing! :frown:
Original post by boulderingislife
Reading this thread is depressing! :frown:

What can we do! :frown:
Original post by user131002
For E&M and PPE applicants, how will interviews work, in the sense that applicants are usually made to sketch graphs etc. And how about pre-interview reading material. Thanks

I remotely interviewed for the foundation year for PPE and interviewed for general admissions in person, the answer is pretty simple. They send you pre-reading online in advance if you need it and just won’t ask you to draw any graphs. Not everyone has to draw something, in mine I was asked how the effect would change so I just described it.
Original post by papayas
What makes LMH unique compared to other Oxford colleges? I'm planning to study Medicine and I'm applying to Oxford this year, and I'm trying to choose between LMH and Christ Church!

Why those two? I only ask because they’re so different, I can think of a few colleges that hit the ‘mid-point’.
Original post by elaarenas
Hi LMH,
Do you know who I can contact to help me with my LNAT essays? I heard in one of your videos that students could review them and help applicants.

Thanks!

Hiya! I can certainly put you in touch with a Student Ambassador to give you advice for the LNAT :smile: Please email me at [email protected]

I would also recommend contacting the Outreach Officer at The Law Faculty to see what resources they can help with: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/access
Original post by Ensorcell
Hi! What's studying Chem like at LMH? What are the kitchens like for undergrads?

Hiya!

Check out this Snapchat Takeover...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVVcMmL1GH4&ab_channel=LMHOxford
Original post by user131002
For E&M and PPE applicants, how will interviews work, in the sense that applicants are usually made to sketch graphs etc. And how about pre-interview reading material. Thanks

Hiya! We have a lot of experience with remote interviews because we have so many international applicants. We also taught online last month. We're currently looking to record an interview on what a remote interview will look like, so hope this will help make the process more transparent!
Hello,

Roughly when do LMH start to give out interview offers?
Original post by hello5789
Hello,

Roughly when do LMH start to give out interview offers?

Hiya! You can expect to hear from us at least a week in advance of the interviews :smile:
Hello,Could you tell when interview offers for master's degree courses will be given out or they have already been sent?Thank you in advance
Hi @LMH OXFORD I have recently received an invite to interview, I just wanted to know your policies on a gap year, it has been a hard year for me for numerous reasons as well as a want to work and do activities to aid my study of history in the future such as create a historical portfolio. Any advice?
Original post by Teonileonaa
Hi @LMH OXFORD I have recently received an invite to interview, I just wanted to know your policies on a gap year, it has been a hard year for me for numerous reasons as well as a want to work and do activities to aid my study of history in the future such as create a historical portfolio. Any advice?

Generally the answer is no unless there are very specific reasons such as unforseen illness or bereavement which make it impossible to take up your course at the normal time.
Hi guys!I recently received an invite for an interview at LMH for PPE. I have three interviews (one for each component of the degree) and I was wondering if anyone know if the interviews will be on the same day or different days?thank you!
Original post by Teonileonaa
Hi @LMH OXFORD I have recently received an invite to interview, I just wanted to know your policies on a gap year, it has been a hard year for me for numerous reasons as well as a want to work and do activities to aid my study of history in the future such as create a historical portfolio. Any advice?

Hello! Congratulations on your interview :smile: Our History Tutors will ultimately make the decision. They'll be interested to know what you have in mind that you intend to pursue during your year off, and how you will aid your study. The admissions process is competitive; which is to say that your application is considered alongside the whole cohort of applicants in a given year. If you apply for deferred entry, you are asking the tutors to compare you with an as-yet-unknown future cohort, and so your application will need to be exceptionally strong. If you are successful, you will most likely be made a conditional offer at the end of the admissions process, on the basis of providing evidence of your completed high school qualifications.

Wishing you the best of luck!
Original post by lignite
Hi guys!I recently received an invite for an interview at LMH for PPE. I have three interviews (one for each component of the degree) and I was wondering if anyone know if the interviews will be on the same day or different days?thank you!

Hi, congratulations! The Admissions Office will send you your specific timetable. One of our super PPE Tutors, James Studd, was also keen to record a video for you all with some helpful info and tips, so you should be receiving that in due course.

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