What to bring to Cambridge interview?

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I have an interview at Cambridge tomorrow for Computer Science.

It may seem like a weird question, but what should I bring with me? Do I need to bring my own paper, pens, ruler, etc. or will they have them there?

Thanks.
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I'd bring some in case...I doubt you'll need it but one of my friends said they didn't give her any but expected her to write stuff down as working out
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Hi,

I have an interview at Cambridge tomorrow for Computer Science.

It may seem like a weird question, but what should I bring with me? Do I need to bring my own paper, pens, ruler, etc. or will they have them there?

Thanks.
Suitable clothes for the weather.
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Hi,

I have an interview at Cambridge tomorrow for Computer Science.

It may seem like a weird question, but what should I bring with me? Do I need to bring my own paper, pens, ruler, etc. or will they have them there?

Thanks.
Shove a pen in your pocket just in case. They gave me one but it died halfway through my interview so I grabbed one from my bag as that was easier than waiting for him to find one. Also useful in case you have an at interview test.
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Hi,

I have an interview at Cambridge tomorrow for Computer Science.

It may seem like a weird question, but what should I bring with me? Do I need to bring my own paper, pens, ruler, etc. or will they have them there?

Thanks.
In addition to ageshallnot's recommendation of warm clothes I'd finesse that to say layers. Cambridge can be cold, interview rooms can be warm... and I think the forecast tomorrow is for rain. So you'll have the full gamut!

I'd recommend printing out a copy of your UCAS and your SAQ and refreshing yourself about what you wrote. Bring a pen/pencil and a notepad just in case you think of something... but it's likely they will ask you to leave everything outside the interview / CSAT.

Good luck!

PS. I'm moving this to the University of Cambridge
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Hi,

I have an interview at Cambridge tomorrow for Computer Science.

It may seem like a weird question, but what should I bring with me? Do I need to bring my own paper, pens, ruler, etc. or will they have them there?

Thanks.
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In addition to ageshallnot's recommendation of warm clothes I'd finesse that to say layers. Cambridge can be cold, interview rooms can be warm... and I think the forecast tomorrow is for rain. So you'll have the full gamut!
Yep, it's due rain in the morning (although it was rather warm out today in spite of it raining on and off through the morning) I second the suggestion of picking layers you can change up easily, and an umbrella might be a good idea!

Although you probably won't (be allowed to) use it, perhaps bring your calculator in case? I doubt you'd need a ruler or anything more specialist than that though, and I imagine they'd provide it if so or would have told you well in advance to bring it.
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Although you probably won't (be allowed to) use it, perhaps bring your calculator in case? I doubt you'd need a ruler or anything more specialist than that though, and I imagine they'd provide it if so or would have told you well in advance to bring it.
Yeah no calculators (or smart watches) in the CSAT :yy:

https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/csat/
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Hi,

I have an interview at Cambridge tomorrow for Computer Science.

It may seem like a weird question, but what should I bring with me? Do I need to bring my own paper, pens, ruler, etc. or will they have them there?

Thanks.
For the interview - I didn't need anything, although would recommend bringing pen/pencil just in case, or if you feel more comfortable writing with a specific type of pen/pencil

For the CSAT - Your normal pencil case minus a calculator, personally would definitely recommend a pencil and rubber so that you are able to do rough work without having to constantly ask for more paper

I'd also recommend something to do while waiting around, as I had a good few hours gap in between my interviews. This could be a book, some homework or whatever, although don't expect to be able to be highly productive.

Maybe you want to bring lunch, but you may prefer to go somewhere exciting in the centre of town or get a meal at College, then you don't have to
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