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I’m applying to Oxford/Cambridge. Will your course help me?

Good question. The answer is partly yes, and partly no.

Yes because if you ask us to, we can tailor your mock interview so that it’s more ‘Oxbridgy’ than normal interviews. So that’s a good way of getting some experience of the typical Oxbridge format.

No because as sad as it sounds, you can’t really teach someone how to be good at Oxbridge interviews. It’s very much a case of just knowing your subject and being intelligent enough to tackle the subject-related questions that they’ll throw at you. What our course will teach you is how to come across as a nice person in your interview (which always helps) and how to structure your answers to the “generic” interview questions that they sometimes ask. We also have a section in our Workbook dedicated to Oxbridge interviews, though again, there’s nothing really that we can “teach” you about it – the book will just help you get an idea of what it’s all about, and bust some myths that surround the Oxbridge interview process.

About the Author:

I'm a medical student at Cambridge University, and one of the co-founders of 6med. I created the BMAT Crash Course and Interview Crash Course, and helped code BMAT Ninja and UKCAT Ninja. If you need a hand with anything, feel free to give me a shout!

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