Oxford University Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Jun 13, 2015
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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    Undergraduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    writing test 2h, skype inteview, questions in pdf 4 questions

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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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)

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    Negotiation

    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!

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    MSC Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Interviewed.

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    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Oxford University.

    Interview

    Submission via UCAS website. It is necessary also to do complete some tests for the application. I was contacted for interviews with tutors at the college over Skype in December. I received my offer by the end of December that year.

    Interview Questions

    • Some brainteaser and math questions. Besides that general questions meant to test how you respond on the spot.   Answer Question
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    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Oxford University.

    Interview

    Offered job internally. One interview with group leader.

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    Reasons for Declining

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

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    Business Development Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oxford, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Oxford University (Oxford, England (UK)) in March 2012.

    Interview

    I applied online and then a few days later was invited to an interview requesting that I prepare a presentation. This also included an in-tray test where I had to arrange an interview schedule. This was a panel interview of two business development managers and an HR manager. I was not very impressed that even though I had requested wheelchair access that the room was upstairs using a condemned stairlift. Now I work there this has been removed and replaced with a proper platform lift.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you persuade a high level participant to pay?
      Have you ever done credit control?
       
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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oxford, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Oxford University (Oxford, England (UK)) in April 2010.

    Interview

    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   1 Answer
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oxford, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Oxford University (Oxford, England (UK)) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Very thorough and fair. Great questions and a nice conversation overall. Extremely conversational and relaxed. Interview process was quick and efficient. I really enjoyed the whole process and was grateful for the feedback during the process, especially from HR.

    Interview Questions

    • Generic about how you'd add to the department and such.   Answer Question
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    Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Oxford University (Oxford, England (UK)) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Used website and contacted via e-mail, panel interview with test, waited over a week and then I had to contact them to find out results. Was not given much feedback.

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