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    I haven't really seen this anywhere, and both me and my friend are interested in hearing an answer on this.

    At the end of a university interview, when the interviewer asks if you have any questions are you allowed to ask them personal questions such as "What motivated you to choose this course?", "Can you think of any major advantages and disadvantages you have come across in your years of study/career in this field?", "What misconceptions did people tell you about regarding the course?". Questions of such nature - are they to be avoided at all cost?
    (Of course other questions will be asked, I am just curious whether you can sprinkle these in too).
    We are just trying to figure out how to make a real connection or impact with the interviewer
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    (Original post by ZombieTheWolf)
    I haven't really seen this anywhere, and both me and my friend are interested in hearing an answer on this.

    At the end of an university interview, when the interviewer asks if you have any questions are you allowed to ask them personal questions such as "What motivated you to choose this course?", "Can you think of any major advantages and disadvantages you have come across in your years of study/career in this field?", "What misconceptions did people tell you about regarding the course?". Questions of such nature - are they to be avoided at all cost?
    (Of course other questions will be asked, I am just curious whether you can sprinkle these in too).
    We are just trying to figure out how to make a real connection or impact with the interviewer
    It doesn’t really matter. When I was at Oxford we were told that any questions we had would not count towards our interview whatsoever. I just asked about what the interviewers taught and what their main legal interests were because I was genuinely curious. Don’t feel you need to ask anything but equally don’t feel limited.
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    I've seen advice for medicine interviews, which states that you should say 'no' to this question, I don't see why it would differ for any other course. It's a little too personal to ask at interview stage in my opinion. There are some people that would react well to this and some that might not. You don't want to take that risk at such a crucial point.
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    (Original post by ZombieTheWolf)
    At the end of a university interview, when the interviewer asks if you have any questions are you allowed to ask them personal questions
    It is intended purely to give you a chance to plug any gaps that have not been covered elsewhere in the process. Don't try to be clever, don't ask personal questions and don't be afraid to say that you have none.
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    (Original post by xcm_m)
    I've seen advice for medicine interviews, which states that you should say 'no' to this question, I don't see why it would differ for any other course. It's a little too personal to ask at interview stage in my opinion. There are some people that would react well to this and some that might not. You don't want to take that risk at such a crucial point.
    Wow, really? I thought it would show how passionate and enthusiastic you are about the Uni/course!
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    (Original post by ZombieTheWolf)
    Wow, really? I thought it would show how passionate and enthusiastic you are about the Uni/course!
    The question is not an opportunity for the interviewee to show anything. It is an opportunity to be shown something relevant.
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    (Original post by ZombieTheWolf)
    Wow, really? I thought it would show how passionate and enthusiastic you are about the Uni/course!
    The logic behind the advice was that you don't want to appear uninformed about the course/the uni. The questions you are referring to would be suited to a more informal chat on an open day but definitely not an interview (In my opinion).
 
 
 

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