Just a quick post to make you aware of some pretty useful resources if you haven’t already come across them.
The PodOxford website which currently has 12 podcasts ready to download. In particular, you’ll want to take a look at the following:
- Undergraduate Admissions which covers topics like “Is Oxford for me?”; tutors giving application tips; interview explanations and international applications guidance.
- Economics Department podcasts, in particular there are some nice neat topics discussed such as “Is public housing a public bad?”
- Said Business School podcasts for any Management (MBA, Economics & Management etc.) applicants out there.
The Economics Department and Said Business School podcasts are at a relatively advanced level so don’t worry if you don’t understand everything being discussed. However, be sure to listen to the Personal Statement and the ‘Tutors give Tips’ podcasts.
Even if you can’t listen to them all now, just dump a few on your MP3 Player and listen to them whenever you have the urge/time/get bored because of a lack of new One Direction songs.
And what about Cambridge?
Last but not least watch the interview videos on Emmanuel College’s (Cambridge) website. There aren’t any for economics, management, geography, psychology and similar. However, you’ll get a good idea of what your interview setting is going to be like, how the tutors speak and assess the way you think and so on.