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Oxford & Cambridge Mock Interview Course

Lay the foundation for an Oxbridge interview which demonstrates your ambition and excellence at this year’s Mock Interview Course.

Event

The Oxbridge Mock Interview Course returns to London this December to provide expert support to students who have applied to Oxford or Cambridge and whom are scheduled to attend an interview as part of their application process.

  • Date
    1st December 2018
  • Time
    10:00am - 2:30pm
  • Location
    London, location TBC
  • Tickets
    Early bird price: £225

    Non-refundable deposit payment required: £50
    Please note that the cost of the course will increase to £275 on the 29th October, and a non-refundable £60 deposit.
    Registrations close Sunday 18th November

  • Terms & Conditions

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Course Structure

The Oxford & Cambridge Mock Interview Course runs over a single day in December

with an optional additional day of mock interviews and college tours the day after - prior to interviews taking place at Oxford & Cambridge in December and early January. Applicants are encouraged to engage with our team before the day of their mock interviews, sharing their personal statement, examples of their written work, academic profile, and interests and extra-curricular activities with their Consultant beforehand in order for their interviews to be best tailored to their profile.

Applicants join our Consulting team in the morning for a series of academic seminars and workshops, where students discuss and dive into interview technique, interview questions, and the panel of interviewers students should expect to encounter. This workshop environment encourages students to engage with other applicants and to share technique and insight into the interview process.

In the afternoon students sit down to three mock interviews with their Consultants, covering the questions they should expect as an applicant to their field of study in the first two, before a final non-academic interview. After each interview, applicants receive feedback and recommendations of how to continue to prepare ahead of the big day.

Testimonials

"I would definitely recommend this course as it has helped me feel more prepared for my interviews"

Aditi, Oxbridge Mock Interview Course attendee 2017 and successful Cambridge applicant

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Consultants

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Samuel
Trinity College, University of Oxford Jurisprudence

Sam graduated from Oxford, where he studied Jurisprudence at Trinity College. Since graduating he has held positions as an International Criminal Prosecutor for the United Nations, as an Associate Solicitor for a leading Magic Circle law firm, and as a legal consultant to numerous businesses and organisations. Since joining our team of Consultants five years ago, Sam has successfully supported numerous students in their applications to Oxford and Cambridge, from college advice to LNAT preparations. His exploratory and engaging consulting style helps his students achieve their best, and submit the best application.

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Marie
Downing College, University of Cambridge Psychology

Marie is the former Director of Studies in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Downing College, University of Cambridge, from where she holds her PhD Cognitive Neuroscience. As a graduate and former lecturer at Cambridge, Marie is expertly placed to advise students, first-hand, on her experiences as an academic in her field, as well as the intricacies and complexities of the admissions process to Oxford and Cambridge, that only someone who has sat on interview panels would know.

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Thomas
University of Oxford, Imperial College London Medical Sciences

Tom is currently in his final year of his Core Medical Training rotations in renal medicine, after his most recent rotations in Oncology, General Medicine, and Accident & Emergency. He graduated with a BA Medical Sciences from the University of Oxford before being awarded his MBBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Imperial College London. Whilst practising as an F1 doctor Tom sat on the admissions interview panel for Brighton & Sussex Medical School, giving him a unique insight into medical admissions, in addition to his own experience at Oxford and experience supporting students’ applications.

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Tim
St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford Engineering

Tim graduated with his MEng Engineering Science from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford after scoring 44 in the International Baccalaureate. Tim is the founder of Elite IB, and has successfully supported countless students in their applications to Oxford & Cambridge since our inception, with an outstanding track record of guiding students through the complexities of the application process. Tim’s years of experience advising students on their university, college, and course selections make him an ideal Consultant for students applying to Oxford and Cambridge, in a range of subjects.

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Joshua
Queen's College, University of Oxford Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

Josh graduated from Queen’s College, Oxford with First Class Honours in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), third in his class of 250. Josh hasyears of experience guiding prospective Oxford & Cambridge candidates through the rigorous application process for courses including PPE, Economics & Management, Politics, andHistory. Proficient in a number of languages, including Russian and French, his academic acumen means Josh is well placed to advise any candidate on their application to Oxford or Cambridge, in a variety of subjects and to a number of particular colleges.

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Lovkush
Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge Mathematics

Lovkush graduated with Distinction from Corpus Christi, Cambridge with an MMath Mathematics, and recently completed his PhD in Pure Mathematics at the University of Leeds, where he studied reducts of countable homogeneous structures and served as a post-graduate tutor to students at the university. An experienced Consultant, Lovkush has supported students previously, providing support to applicants by means of interview preparation, mock interviews, and admission test tutoring. A graduate of the International Baccalaureate, Lovkush is experienced at navigating the admissions process as an IB student, and has also supported students from a variety of educational backgrounds, including A-Level.

Course Fees

Day one

Early-bird price: £225
Non-refundable deposit payment required: £50
Please note that the cost of the course will increase to £275 on the 29thd October, with a non-refundable deposit of £60
Registrations close Sunday 18th November

Day two (optional)

£175 for an additional Mock Interview and an organised tour of your chosen college and university

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Schools bookings

We have historically welcomed multiple students from the same school to our courses over the years, and encourage schools to contact us to discuss the discounts we are able to offer their students when making bookings on their behalf. Schools can contact us at courses@eliteib.co.uk.

Scholarships

Elite IB are proud to bring our outstanding quality of support to so many students every year. Yet, whilst private tuition is one of the best ways to ensure students reach their potential, it remains out of reach for students from a range of backgrounds. Our dedication to ensuring every student has access to the best quality of education is why we offer fulland part-scholarships to students to attend our courses. Elite IB’s Young Achiever Scholarships are open to students who demonstrate outstanding academic merit; who attend a non fee-paying school, or a fee-paying institution with financial aid; and who demonstrate a real financial need. The Young Achiever Scholarships are awarded on the basis of these criteria and on information contained in each student’s application form. If you want to find out more about the Young Achiever Scholarships, as well as information about how to apply, you can email the Elite IB team at youngachiever@eliteib.co.uk.

Testimonials

“I am writing this email to thank you for the advice and support you have given me since the beginning of this process. Regarding the Cambridge interview I had, it went well overall. Surprisingly, I enjoyed both interviews. I was asked about lots of different things as each of the interviewers were specialists in different areas of the biological natural sciences, having a molecular biologist, a biological mathematician, a neuroscientist and the director of studies of Emmanuel College.

I also remembered [my consultants] Wei Hao and Tim during the interview because they asked me about cystic fibrosis, I remembered you asking me that question and going through it together, so thank you!

Essentially, what I have achieved wouldn't have been possible in some way without you. It has been a fascinating learning process during my talks with Wei Hao and incredibly useful advice from Tim. Now it is just a matter of waiting until the 12th of January to know the result… Thank so much again for mentoring me and it has been a pleasure working with you.”

Applicant to Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

"The Interviews were FANTASTIC! So helpful, really good feedback. [The interviewers] had prepared a lot and asked very good questions."

Ashlan, Applicant to History, University of Oxford

"I think my interviews were perfectly timed. Just like real interviews. The questions made one think crititcally and outside a person's comfort zone"

Adria, Applicant to Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

"The individual mock interviews were very useful and gave me some rare experience of the pressured situation I will get in my actual interview. All the interviewers were very knowledgeable and had clearly done their research. A lot of time was put in to finding out about you as a candidate - it felt personal"

Laurence, Economics Applicant, University of Cambridge

After each workshop has concluded, the workshop consultants and Elite IB team remain on-hand for any queries attendees may have. There will be an opportunity to provide feedback also, as well as chat with other oxbridge applicants at the course.

What happens if I do not receive an invitation to interview?

In the event that you do not receive an invitation to interview, do not fret. You can can cancel the course up until 12pm on Monday 26th November (subject to Terms & Conditions) and will be refunded the fee paid, sans the deposit amount.

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From guiding students in their college selection to preparing them for interview, we have a proven history of successfully aiding students to demonstrate their drive, their ambition, and their talent in their Oxford & Cambridge applications. Honest and personal support, to suit applicants in any and every circumstance.

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