Oxford University Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Feb 1, 2015
Updated Feb 1, 2015
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    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
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    Undergraduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    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)

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    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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    MSC Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewed.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Undergraduate Economics & Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Oxford University.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
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    Postdoctoral Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Offered job internally. One interview with group leader.

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    Reasons for Declining

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

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    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+ weeksinterviewed 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
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    Part-time Clerical Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Oxford University in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had worked for the University before, so I was not overly worried. I applied for the post through the University's website. I was shortlisted and invited to interview at the Medical Teaching Centre on South Parks Road. It was an interview panel with 3 people, two of whom were academics. I felt they were most unfriendly in their attitude; did not put me at ease at all. At one point I was asked a question but one of the interviewers kept interrupting me as I tried to answer. I felt literally bullied. The department did not even have the courtesy to tell me that I had been unsuccessful.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you persuade me to provide you with the examination questions that you need to print?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    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 dayinterviewed 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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    History Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Oxford University in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    I had two one on one interviews with faculty at the college, neither of which were intimidating. The professors asked a few standard questions - why Oriel, why history. They asked me to analyse a postcard of a suffregette walking through a hostile crowd, something for which I was not prepared. Perhaps brushing up on basic source analysis beforehand would be helpful/

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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