Oxford University Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Jul 25, 2014
Updated Jul 25, 2014
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  1.  

    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Oxford University in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    One Skype interview from the United States. I was interviewed by a panel of six people that wanted to validate who I was and my ability to perform unique and creative research. I received a phone call a few days later informing me I had got the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Improving the current standard for research in Classics.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    DPhil Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oxford, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oxford, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Oxford University in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had one skype interview after I submitted two or three references, transcript, CV, one letter about me and completed one form. The first interesting thing is that they do not require master, it suffices bachelor. The interview was quite informal, they do not ask math questions, but rather which subjects I attended and what I did in bachelor thesis. They was impressed by amount of subjects I did.

    Interview Questions
    • How do I plan gain money, because in March they do not have any money for me. All grants are in January.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    MSC Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewed.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I am a British Academy postdoc, which does not have an interview procedure. It is a two-step process of writing an application and providing a writing sample, on the basis of which a panel decides to give the award. Prior to applying, one must seek support of the prospective employer (Oxford)

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I could negotiate salary to be on the same grade, but higher scale point (made a difference of over £1000) based on my earlier experience. Negotiate!
    Accepted Offer
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    Postdoctoral Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Oxford University.

    Interview Details

    Offered job internally. One interview with group leader.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary on offer wasn't great. Chose industry instead.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had to network to get in touch with my doctoral supervisor. Didn't really have to go through a formal application procedure. Was asked a few questions related to my work during the masters and bachelors program, and related to research area I'd work in.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oxford, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oxford, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Oxford University in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    A very fast process (~1month) as I had gone directly through the research group leader. There were no problems with processing any paper work and the grant from my funding body came into effect the day I started.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked what I wanted to do after my postdoc   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Database Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oxford, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oxford, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Oxford University in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, online test, 1 to 1 interview, Skills based test testing your foreign language skills.

    Interview Questions
    • Translation of passages in French and German into English   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No room for negotiation as it was a contract position.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oxford, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oxford, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Oxford University in November 2008.

    Interview Details

    You send a CV and Cover Letter, they call you back and invite to arrive to Oxford for the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • They give you a scientific paper to read and ask question about the date published.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    MSC In Computer Science Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oxford, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oxford, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Oxford University in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    it was a 75 minute interview based on three mathematical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • how many words can you make from the letters of COMMITTEE?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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