Oxbridge Applications

How Prepared Can You Be For An Oxbridge Interview?

Alex Dyer | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

In the upcoming weeks, the ancient, picture postcard cities of Oxford and Cambridge will become filled with the next generation of Oxbridge applicants...

Want to Improve Oxbridge State School Admissions? Stop Patronising State-School Students

David Browne | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

In order to actually tackle these issues, we surely need to first tackle the patronising and politicising of state school admissions in the first place, and realise that the problems of social mobility today go far deeper than Oxbridge.

What It Really Takes to Get Into Oxbridge

Lucy Parsons | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Parsons

The Oxbridge interview is a daunting event. There's so much mystique around it. Everyone knows that these esteemed universities want you to have amazing exam grades and an enormous capacity for hard work. But, other than this, no-one seems to be clear on what they're looking for.

Gender Targeted Outreach Should be a Priority for Today's Universities

Michael Sutherland | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Sutherland

As Admissions Tutor at Corpus Christi College, I was disheartened to find that last year, the percentage of female applicants for Computer Science and Engineering across the University were a paltry 12% and 20% respectively.

How to Keep Oxbridge Elitist - Just Keep Repeating Those Stories

Alison Walsh | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alison Walsh

If we're honest, we in Britain are still obsessed by our class system, and haunted by the idea that there are certain 'privileges' to which we are either born 'entitled' or not. But what we don't seem to realise is how self-defeating this is.

Oxford and Cambridge: A Worldly Education

Olivia Haywood | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Haywood

In a recent article , the New York Daily News reported that 11 of President Obama's innermost circle were educated at Oxford University... Nestled at the core of the Whitehouse and the Pentagon and wielding the power to influence policy worldwide, they are evidence of one thing: a degree from Oxford or Cambridge commands attention on an international scale.

How to Get Into Oxbridge

Julian Tan | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

Every year, it gets tougher - students become smarter, the competition, stiffer and the expectations, higher. Nevertheless, there are a few constructive guidelines that aspiring applicants should consider if they have dreams of studying in two of Britain's greatest universities.

Back to The Future As Cambridge Reconsiders Entrance Exams

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Cambridge University is considering reintroducing universal and generalised entrance exams for all candidates in the wake of government proposals to a...

Oxford's Wealth Discrimination Comes as No Surprise

Amy Ashenden | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Amy Ashenden

It does not come as a surprise that the media has yet again picked up on Oxbridge prioritising wealthy, private school students, although it is refreshing that someone is taking action against the hierarchy.

Oxbridge Entry and the Power of the Market

Tim Whitmarsh | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tim Whitmarsh

The latest episode in the long-running series of Oxbridge admissions 'scandals' is one of the more dramatic ones.

Oxbridge And Medicine Applications On The Rise

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students appear to want more for their money as recent figures show applications for medicine and Oxbridge courses have increased since 2009 despite t...

Why Oxbridge Really Is for Everyone

Tom Beardsworth | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Beardsworth

The collegiate system makes Oxford and Cambridge two of the warmest and most supportive student environments anywhere. It's difficult to eke out a reclusive existence - even if you want one - with social, academic, catering and living spaces all integrated into the same place.

Is It Easier to Get into Oxbridge From a State School than a Public School?

Madeleine Dodd | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Madeleine Dodd

What seems obvious to people who went to a school where the closest thing to a tuck shop was the Chicken Spot over the road, is not what they believe over at Britain's top schools. Ask most Wickamists, Etonians or Salopians* and they'll tell you that getting into Oxbridge from a state school is easier than looting trainers in a riot.

The Oxbridge Image

Laura Pickering | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Pickering

Following my Oxford interview, I was adamant that, even if I got an offer, I would turn it down. Being from a state school which had never sent anyone to Oxbridge, the first in my family to apply to university, living in the North of England on a one-parent income, I was sure that it was not going to be my thing.

Oxbridge Spill The Beans On Best Ways To Revise

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students from schools and universities alike are knee-deep in exams and have no doubt been inundated with revision tips from parents, friends, teacher...

Applying to Oxbridge Post-Results

Sarah Slater | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Slater

Deciding whom to offer a place to involves a terrifying combination of UCAS forms, personal statements, one of ten different admissions tests, interviews and submitted work - and any institution required to go through this - as well as organise the finances, accommodation and everything else required for a new intake of students - in just three months (and three holiday months at that), is no doubt already fearing for their future.