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Does anyone know how they're going to fill an entire 25 minute general interview? And can they ask "why st john's"?
subject interview? 25 minutes is not a lot of time to discuss what you love.
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Does anyone know how they're going to fill an entire 25 minute general interview? And can they ask "why st john's"?
Apparently some of the students from St John's told me that the general interview is just there to calm you down before the academic interview(s), so they might ask you about your hobbies or daily life. It's basically a sweet little chat and is probably not going to effect your application that much, so don't worry
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(Original post by VerySuspicious)
And can they ask "why st john's"?
No, they shouldn't really ask that. It's quite possible for someone to be allocated John's as an open applicant, so asking why you chose it is unfair.

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Does anyone mind showing us how a invitation from St John's looks? I'm very curious 😂😂
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No, they shouldn't really ask that. It's quite possible for someone to be allocated John's as an open applicant, so asking why you chose it is unfair.

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do you think it's wise for an applicant to bring up why they want to study at the college?
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do you think it's wise for an applicant to bring up why they want to study at the college?
I'd focus on engaging with their questions and the resulting discussions. They don't much like applicants who come with a preconceived spiel
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I'd focus on engaging with their questions and the resulting discussions. They don't much like applicants who come with a preconceived spiel
thanks - I think that's excellent advice.
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Do St John's give a test for maths before the interview? I've been getting mixed responses wrt this.
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Hey, im applying to St. John’s to do HSPS
Has anyone got an interview yet?
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Hey, im applying to St. John’s to do HSPS
Has anyone got an interview yet?
Or rejection?
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(Original post by Jess_1230)
Or rejection?
Here's a link to a google sheets from last year. Should show approximate interview times.

Also don't stress if you haven't got an interview yet, very few have for St John's.
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(Original post by JeevesWooster)
Here's a link to a google sheets from last year. Should show approximate interview times.

Also don't stress if you haven't got an interview yet, very few have for St John's.
Where’s that sheet from? Is there anything about St. John’s maths
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Where’s that sheet from? Is there anything about St. John’s maths
The 2018 cambridge applicant thread. I checked, there's just one guy going st John's for maths. He got an interview on the 21st. Hope this calms some nerves
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So, why did people apply to such an infamous college?
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(Original post by JeevesWooster)
The 2018 cambridge applicant thread. I checked, there's just one guy going st John's for maths. He got an interview on the 21st. Hope this calms some nerves
Ahahahaha yeah man, cheers. Likely not to have a stroke for the next two hours at least
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(Original post by JeevesWooster)
Do St John's give a test for maths before the interview? I've been getting mixed responses wrt this.
Have you checked their page?
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Have you checked their page?
I have, and they don't specifically confirm/deny this.
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I have, and they don't specifically confirm/deny this.
If they expected you to do a seperate test they'd say so.

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If they expected you to do a seperate test they'd say so.

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Yeah that does make sense, I think I'm overthinking everything :/
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So, why did people apply to such an infamous college?
infamous how? I applied because its beautiful and I feel at home there.
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