Demystifying Oxbridge Applications

June 21st 2020

Discover the answers to popular Oxbridge application questions

In this William Clarence Excellence in Education podcast, we speak with Rebecca Dowbiggin, a specialist Higher Education, Oxbridge Applications tutor and consultant, about the common questions that surround applying to Oxford and Cambridge.   

Rebecca has advised and helped construct Oxford and Cambridge applications with families from around the world.  She prides herself on the thoroughness preparation she provides for clients and the depth of experience.

Listen to the podcast to hear Rebecca’s expert answers to the following questions:

1. Why are Oxford and Cambridge so special?

What is it about these two universities that attract students not just from the UK, but all over the world? 

2. What are the different teaching styles?

When applying to Oxford and Cambridge, prospective students are placing themself on the path towards an education from some of the UK and wider world’s greatest subject leaders – but what can they expect from these academic pioneers in classes and beyond?

3. Oxford and Cambridge are collegiate universities – what does this mean for your application?

Learn more about the different colleges at Oxbridge, the considerations you need to make around this within your application, and how this will affect your experience at either university.

4. How should you begin preparing an application?

How do you narrow down your course choices? How does applying to Oxford and Cambridge differ from applying to other universities? Can you apply to both? What assessments will there be following the initial application stage?

5. Key things to remember if you are asked for an interview.

Find out how many interviews you’ll likely sit, who these will be with, how to prepare and more.

Enlist the support of our higher education experts

Applying to Oxbridge is becoming increasingly competitive, and it can be difficult to know where to start. Our specialist Oxbridge Applications team at William Clarence provide an unparalleled service in order to help you stand out from the crowd and be offered a place on your ideal course. To learn more about this service, get in touch with our team today.