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Question stuff - the things that tend to get taken for granted. Most received wisdom/knowledge is flawed.
I have my cambridge interview in just over a week to do Natural Sciences (Physical). I am absolutely terified and was wondering whether anyone has some good tips and best ways of preparing myself for it? Thanks
...if you're a reasonable student with good grades in your previous studies, then for most of the UK Universities (even the older "red brick" universities), the "interview" often proves a fairly informal chat. By comparison, Oxbridge interviews are liable to take the form of a very rigourous oral examination (especially if you choose not to go down the entrance-exam route). You should expect to do mental calculations, derive or reason things on a blackboard, even face a panel of interviewers. One of the easier questions they asked to get me (physics applicant) warmed up was to mentally calculate the G-forces on a mouse in a washing-machine on spin-cycle. The more input parameters you can estimate along the way, the better.You have been warned! (I wasn't)