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    Why do some people get rejected from universities after their interview? Can you give my every possible reason? And do's and don'ts would be greatly appreciated as well!
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    (Original post by Mariaairfan)
    Why do some people get rejected from universities after their interview? Can you give my every possible reason? And do's and don'ts would be greatly appreciated as well!
    The interview is just one aspect of your application. You can have a "good" interview but still be rejected due to weaknesses elsewhere.

    Hold on, are you asking in respect of a Cambridge application? After all, this is the Cambridge forum...

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    The interview is just one aspect of your application. You can have a "good" interview but still be rejected due to weaknesses elsewhere.

    Hold on, are you asking in respect of a Cambridge application? After all, this is the Cambridge forum...

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    Yes. I had a few people tell me that they had all the grades that they needed but got rejected because of the interview. So, I was wondering what could possibly go wrong during an interview that may make them reject a candidate.
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    (Original post by Mariaairfan)
    Yes. I had a few people tell me that they had all the grades that they needed but got rejected because of the interview. So, I was wondering what could possibly go wrong during an interview that may make them reject a candidate.
    People telling you they "had the grades" doesn't actually mean anything. Just about everyone applying to Cambridge will have strong predicted grades. And that too is just one more part of an overall application.

    Anyway, here's what Cambridge says about interviews.
    http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...rviews-involve

    In essence each interview (you often have 2) is like an academic tutorial (or in Cambridge-speak, a supervision) - i.e. you talking knowledgably and with interest about your subject with two experts in that subject.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    People telling you they "had the grades" doesn't actually mean anything. Just about everyone applying to Cambridge will have strong predicted grades. And that too is just one more part of an overall application.

    Anyway, here's what Cambridge says about interviews.
    http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...rviews-involve

    In essence each interview (you often have 2) is like an academic tutorial (or in Cambridge-speak, a supervision) - i.e. you talking knowledgably and with interest about your subject with two experts in that subject.
    So, let's say I apply for Law. Would I have to speak about that? But how they expect me to know about that when I have never actually studied it in my entire life. Like, I know nothing about it beforehand, what do you think I should prepare for in that instance?
    Sorry, If this is annoying but I'm just super curious.
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    (Original post by Mariaairfan)
    So, let's say I apply for Law. Would I have to speak about that? But how they expect me to know about that when I have never actually studied it in my entire life. Like, I know nothing about it beforehand, what do you think I should prepare for in that instance?
    Sorry, If this is annoying but I'm just super curious.
    You would still be expected to be able to demonstrate an interest in law and maybe an opinion of legal issues. You aren't expected to be an expert...

    Heres a couple of links that might help you understand what to expect.
    https://youtu.be/sSNjT-PirNE
    https://www.pet.cam.ac.uk/what-expect-interview
    https://youtu.be/dUwN6GI-0EQ

    What year are you?

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    You would still be expected to be able to demonstrate an interest in law and maybe an opinion of legal issues. You aren't expected to be an expert...

    Heres a couple of links that might help you understand what to expect.
    https://youtu.be/sSNjT-PirNE
    https://www.pet.cam.ac.uk/what-expect-interview
    https://youtu.be/dUwN6GI-0EQ

    What year are you?

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    Thank you so much. I appreciate your help. And I'm in year 12 at the moment .
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    (Original post by Mariaairfan)
    Thank you so much. I appreciate your help. And I'm in year 12 at the moment .
    Ok, so maybe join the 2018 Applicants thread - lots of Cambridge hopefulls in the same boat as you
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3528165

    And I strongly recommend you signing up for a Cambridge masterclass. There's one for Law on 26th Nov. They tend to book up quickly and will give you some idea of what it's like to study Law in general, and at Cambridge in particular.

    http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a.../masterclasses

    And have a look at all the Law Faculty info - including http://ba.law.cam.ac.uk/find-out-more/
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Ok, so maybe join the 2018 Applicants thread - lots of Cambridge hopefulls in the same boat as you
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3528165

    And I strongly recommend you signing up for a Cambridge masterclass. There's one for Law on 26th Nov. They tend to book up quickly and will give you some idea of what it's like to study Law in general, and at Cambridge in particular.

    http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a.../masterclasses

    And have a look at all the Law Faculty info - including http://ba.law.cam.ac.uk/find-out-more/
    You're amazing! Thank you so much.
 
 
 
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