‘Have some time before jumping into an answer – don’t rush into it.’ – Jacob, Chemistry student

‘Think about it as being an interesting conversation with your prospective tutors and be prepared to include examples that relate to the topic of conversation.’ – Julia, Music student

‘Be prepared to think flexibly and broadly…challenge yourself by thinking about topics from a wide variety of angles.’ – Tim Reilly, History and Economics student

‘Don’t panic if the tutors ask you a question that you don’t know the answer to straight away. They will be looking to see how you logically apply the knowledge you already have to the unfamiliar question and solve the problem’ – Stuart, Chemistry student

‘Try to show the interviewer that you are enthusiastic about the subject. This doesn’t mean preparing a question for the end of the interview. Rather, it’s about being interested in the questions that are asked’ – David, PPE student

‘The interviewers are more interested in how you think out loud and get to your answer than the actual answer itself’ – Imogen, Biochemistry student

‘Listen carefully to anything your interviewers says during the conversation and think about how this might affect your answer. The best interviews are two- way conversations where you end up at a point you’d have never considered when you started.’ – Laura, Economics and Management student

‘Don’t worry about “messing up”- tutors like to think of interviews as tutorials, so you don’t have to get every question they give you right provided you are at least trying to engage with it.’ – Eve, English Literature student

‘Know the topics around your personal statement’ – Ben, Engineering student

‘Don’t be afraid to ask for explanation or clarification if you don’t know something.’ – Rob, Computer Science student

‘Be flexible – don’t be afraid to change your mind halfway through explaining something!’ – James, Biology student

‘Don’t be afraid to give your opinion, just make sure you can back it up with good arguments’ – Jess, Music student