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Emmanuel College - Teaching & Research - Subjects. There's a real sense of community at Emma,it's great to live and work with such a diversegroup of people Emma, 2nd Year Engineering is a broad discipline, covering everything from the more traditional subjects, such as Civil and Mechanical Engineering, to the new subjects such as Electronics, Aeronautics and the applications of new materials. The Cambridge course reflects this, so that students study a general course with relatively little specialisation for the first two years, and then concentrate their efforts for two further years on a few topics selected from a wide range. The number of areas covered allows you to see what the different subjects are all about, before having to commit yourself to one field. The depth with which the subjects are covered means that Engineering is not a ‘soft option’, and it is not a watered-down version of Natural Sciences.

Emmanuel takes slightly more Engineering students than the average across the colleges, typically 16 each year. OXFORD INTERVIEW QUESTIONS REVEALED | i-studentadvisor blog. Brilliant interview questions - how many can you answer confidently? Here's a list of brilliant interview questions by Oxbridge dons to prospective students. I am going to test these out on my son this weekend and report back. He is 11 years and 11 months and 27 days old so that has to be considered, but these 100 odd questions would be interesting to know.

He attends the local council school so he is NOT a private schooled student. All this to be taken with a grain of piquant salt!!! Daily telegraphOxbridge 'prefers interviews to exam results'By Graeme Paton Education Editor Last Updated: 2:30am BST 17/09/2007 Oxford and Cambridge universities are increasingly relying on interviews to select the best students because A-levels and GCSEs fail to distinguish between bright and weak candidates, according to researchers. Test your lateral thinking with the Oxbridge Q&A As a result many applicants could see their fate decided by their responses to famously bizarre questions put by Oxbridge interviewers to test their knowledge and powers of reasoning. 4. My Cambridge Interview Experience. Okay, as promised, I think I’ll share a bit about my experience in having an interview in Cambridge.

Unlike a lot of other universities that only have ‘interviews’ as in ‘we just want to see your face and have a chat’ session, in Cambridge you’ll need to expect a proper, serious interview. Only then will they decide on giving you an offer. Or not. Before I start, I just need to say that this is just my recount of my own interview, so it should by no means be treated as ‘a definitive guide to Cambridge interviews’ or something like that, since there are different types of interviews and I only know about my own.

To clarify, I applied to Cambridge to do Chemical Engineering. It started when I looked at the Cambridge prospectus to prepare for the application process. To tell the truth, with so many colleges being featured in there and they all seem pretty similar, the prospectus confused me a bit. A) failing to be eloquent and charming or Well, that’s the short (or long) of it. Yaz. Blog » A engineering interview to remember (Cambridge university engineering) Since my unconditional undergrad offer to study engineering in Cambridge, I’ve never really found the time to write about my experience of the selection process and the interview I went through to be shortlisted. But heck it was really competitive, going against the top dogs in the best JCs in Singapore, not to mention scholars from around the region as well- A dinky neighborhood schooled and polytechnic student like me really felt out of place there, but I am glad I made the difference.

I will just share part of the experience here. The interview The interviewer started by seeing me into the room after shaking hands and exchanging greetings. The room was set in a dimly lit incandescent atmosphere, very cozy, warm and casual, despite the presence of classroom florescent lights- which were left off. This is very unlike interviews we have in Singapore universities, particularly the one I went for scholarships where everything seem to be quite alot more ridged and authoritative.

Past Interview Questions. Oxbridge Interview Past Questions. 40 Oxbridge interview questions « Molivam42's Weblog. As this week’s theme is inequality I thought I would do something about those two venerable institutions – the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. There have been a lot of press features recently about the infamous Oxbridge Interview, famous for its obscure and often surreal questions that have terrorised students down the years.

They are designed to see if you can think on your feet and as the saying goes: “When you walk into the interview, the fellow throws you a rugby ball. If you drop it or it hits you in the face, you are out, if you catch it, you are in, and if you drop kick it back, you get a scholarship.” I decided to look on the Internet to see if I could find some examples and here is my selection of forty of these questions: 1. Can a thermostat think? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. Like this: Like Loading... UK | Magazine | Unveiling the Oxbridge interview. Oblate ellipsoids? As the popularity of The History Boys shows, the admissions process for the UK's elite universities continues to perplex and fascinate.

So, as applicants prepare themselves for the new interview season, does the process deserve its mythic status and is there a recipe for interview success? Oxbridge interviewers are notorious for asking bizarre questions: How many aeroplanes are flying above Oxford at this moment? Can a slug think? What shape is an egg? The idea is not to elicit the correct answer - roughly oblate ellipsoids in the egg case - but that candidates should show clear reasoning. What does it mean to think? The surprises may not end with the questions. Another male candidate was startled when his interviewer, who avoided eye contact and expected a female applicant, addressed him as "Jane".

Such quirkiness, however, is rare. They now focus on more predictable topics, particularly those listed by the candidates in their UCAS form. Rapport Original Easy solution.