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    I've just found out i have an inteview at manchester uni in a couple of weeks and i was wondering if anyone could tell me what to expect! Are you given any maths questions to answer?
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    I got a maths interview on Thursday.

    I heard that the interview is light hearted and they won't ask you anything too difficult.
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    me too ive gt it on the 3rd december for actuarial science and maths. just gt a departmental booklet from them this morning.
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    I've got a Maths one tomorrow :O

    4 hours on the train there, 4 hours back, so will only have time for a couple of hours there which is a bit of a pain. I've also heard it's quite relaxed. What are you planning on wearing?
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    I've got one for Maths tomorrow too!

    Only live like 25 minutes away :P

    I'm just going to wear jeans and t-shirt, I think.
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    I was gonna wear a shirt and smart trousers and shoes. You think I'll be overdressed?
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    I think it's just an informal chat, unlike Oxbridge, so I don't think it matters what you wear.
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    4 hours on the train there, 4 hours back, so will only have time for a couple of hours there which is a bit of a pain. I've also heard it's quite relaxed.
    Lol.

    It will take me 4 hours to get there and back too. I'm going to be bored as hell.

    I don't know what to do during them 8 hours, I think I might read a book, but I haven't decided yet. I could read a book how to prove it, or maybe revise something like FP1 or maybe D1.
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    I had a life sciences one today. There were quite a few people in suits which made me laugh a bit but the majority was smart casual. During the talk we had at the start the women said they'd chopped half the applicants they received and we were very very likely to receive an offer.

    The interview wasn't too bad it says in the interview booklet you're not going to be asked any academic questions and you're not. My interviewer just asked me about my courses at A level cause they are a bit of an odd mix, why i choose they and what i like about them. He asked me what i thought the course was about as again it's an odd one (Biological and Computer Sciences). Then i asked him quite a few questions, i dropped something in that apparently they don't do till 3rd year so he seemed a bit impressed by that, it was preempted by him though. I did get a bit dazed however when he went into detail about some stuff but just nodded and smiled lol. Then he pretty much went through my offer, they're not supposed to say you will definetly get one just infer it, we went through it in a bit of detail though, "What subject would you like you B grade to be in?".

    That was pretty much it. Try not to be too nervous the interview was a pretty nice chat, i did fall over my words a little when trying to explain some stuff.

    Oh also, ALOT of people came with their parents, so as long as you don't mind being on your own initially you should be fine.
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    I honestly thought the day was a bit pointless. I can't imagine either party got much out of it (at least for me) since they just asked really general, vague questions that they basically had the answers to already from UCAS. Not amused. £47 and a whole day it cost me
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    I honestly thought the day was a bit pointless. I can't imagine either party got much out of it (at least for me) since they just asked really general, vague questions that they basically had the answers to already from UCAS. Not amused. £47 and a whole day it cost me
    I guess it had it downers, for example costing lots to get up there and it was raining yesterday.

    My interview was fun and easy. Atleast, I know I'm going to get a offer next week as they said everyone who turns up to do the visit day gets one.
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    hi. i have got an interview at manchester for maths and finance,.. i was wondering how long the interview will last,,, and is it true that if you turn up to the interview you will recieve an offer?? plz help
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    (Original post by Simplicity)
    I guess it had it downers, for example costing lots to get up there and it was raining yesterday.

    My interview was fun and easy. Atleast, I know I'm going to get a offer next week as they said everyone who turns up to do the visit day gets one.
    They didn't quite say that did they? They said most will over the next few weeks, I think.
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    (Original post by vikram)
    hi. i have got an interview at manchester for maths and finance,.. i was wondering how long the interview will last,,, and is it true that if you turn up to the interview you will recieve an offer?? plz help
    The interview itself lasts no more than 15 minutes (or that's how long my pure maths interview lasted). I'm not sure if it's true that everyone that turns up gets an offer, they said that most will, but did'nt say that everyone will.
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    They didn't quite say that did they? They said most will over the next few weeks, I think.
    Yes they did.

    The person said everyone in this room has got a offer, they just haven't decided what offer they will give you. Also, they added that next friday(i.e. this friday) you will have you're offer on UCAS.

    I'm not sure if it's true that everyone that turns up gets an offer, they said that most will, but did'nt say that everyone will.
    I'm pretty sure I got a offer. Espically, at the end of the interview the person who was interviewing me said see you September.
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    (Original post by hparsons4)
    I've just found out i have an inteview at manchester uni in a couple of weeks and i was wondering if anyone could tell me what to expect! Are you given any maths questions to answer?
    Is yours on the 27th? I have to spend 3hrs on the train and then another 3rs going home. If I forget my iPod I will kill someone and steal theirs. Or I could read a book that I said I had on my PS lol.
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    I've got my interview for actuarial science on 3rd December, which will be next Wednesday. :eek: not prepared at all...
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    ive got my interview on the 11th and im coming up from london! it is for Maths and philosophy joint honours, but i dont really know what to expect. can anyone let me know what im up against lol?? do i get asked a ridiculous maths question? also how long do these interviews last?
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    i had an interview for maths last week, got asked 2 questions:

    draw  e^x simple graph, which in nervousness i completely forgot... :mad:

    and then differentiate  e^{x^2} that wasnt too bad though

    how long do they take to give an offer/ rejection, anyone know?

    this threads a little old, but ah well...

    oh someone had to differentiate  x^x apparently.
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    how long do they take to give an offer/ rejection, anyone know?

    this threads a little old, but ah well...
    About three weeks. It took about three weeks for them to get round to making me an offer.

    y=x^x

    lny=xlnx

    \frac{1}{y} \times \frac{dy}{dx}=lnx+1

    \frac{dy}{dx}=x^{x}(lnx+1)

    Thats really mean to ask as it is C4 stuff.

    I'm pretty sure you're guaranteed an offer if you turn up.

    P.S. I got asked about complex numbers and how to prove something really complex.
    I had to prove that all \sqrt6 is irrational.
    Then I had to prove that you add the argument and times the length when multiplying two complex numbers.
 
 
 
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