Interviews form an essential part of the selection process here in Oxford. Tutors may ask about your school studies and your interests, but you should also expect some searching questions about your subject. In some subjects, you may be asked questions about your written work or your reading; in other subjects, tutors may pose a problem and ask how you would try to solve it, or base the interview on a piece of text you will be given to read. The tutors will not be trying to catch you out, they will be seeking to find out how well your talents are suited to our courses. If you think that the questions are difficult, you can be reassured that the other candidates in your subject will be thinking much the same!
St Peter’s will be offering Remote Interview Workshops to help guide you through the process. You will be sent emails once shortlisting has been finalised.
Interviews at other colleges
You might be called for interviews at other colleges. You will be notified of any additional interviews by email (with 24 hours’ notice). It is imperative you regularly check your emails during the interview period for your course so you do not miss a second interview.