Mock Oxford interviews were one of the highlights of Wadham’s recent Teachers’ Conference, at which state school teachers and careers staff had the opportunity to find out more about the University and its undergraduate admissions procedures.
More than thirty teachers, mostly from Wadham’s link regions, watched two current students undergo mock interviews with Wadham tutors in Classics and Psychology, in order to get a clearer idea of how tutors assess interview candidates against the University of Oxford’s published admissions criteria.
The interviews formed part of a packed programme of activities throughout the day long conference. These included a question and answer session with Wadham’s tutors, College tours and opportunities to talk to current students and presentations from Wadham’s admissions and access teams.
“This was one of the most productive training days I have attended that gave a real insight into the Oxford University process of application…” commented one teacher. Another remarked on the “great range of activities”. “[I] just want to say a huge thankyou to the student ambassadors who helped out as they were very friendly and informative!” said another.
This conference is one of a number of access events organised by Wadham College in order to encourage talented students from all backgrounds to consider applying to university.