These films give an impression of what a Cambridge interview might be like.
Please be aware that interviews will take a variety of different forms. However, in all cases, we want to find out about you and what you do know, rather than what you don’t! We won’t set out to ask trick questions. We want to give you the opportunity to show us what you can do and, most importantly, how you think. So ‘show us your working’. Explain the assumptions you're making, provide evidence for your claims and be prepared to back up your answers and arguments. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and seek clarification if you’re unsure. We want to give you the chance to shine and try to enjoy your interview too. It’s an excellent opportunity to talk about your subject with other people who are also very interested in it and want to hear from you.
A Queens' interview
The first video below shows a mock Geography interview at Queens’, with Fellows Dr Graham Denyer Willis and Dr Rachael Turton and current student Jaina Umeria.
This video shows a mock Computer Science interview at Queens'. The approach of asking the candidate to solve a logical thinking or maths problem is similar in Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering interviews too.
Information from the University
This video shows a mock interview for Geography, Human, Social and Political Sciences, Medicine and Natural Sciences (Physical).
Preparing for your online interview...
What to expect at your online interview...