NewVIc opens doors to support Newham students in succeeding at Oxford interviews.
This year, NewVIc has been announced as the Newham hub for all Year 13 students applying to the University of Oxford, Wadham College.
Wadham College are working closely with NewVIc to support students and other Newham students with their admissions process.
Like NewVIc, Wadham College values the importance of diversity and believes that drawing its’ student body from a wider cultural and social base drives standards up, not down. Wadham College works closely with NewVIc to help bright students make competitive applications, regardless of their backgrounds and encourages students to apply.
Scientist Catherine, from Oxford University, came to NewVIc earlier this month to run an insightful interview support session for students. Oxford University has developed a programme of ‘link colleges’ to simplify communication and workshops between UK schools and the University. This is part of their ongoing commitment to engage with schools across the country.
The support sessions being delivered at NewVIc will break down why they interview applicants, what students can expect at their interviews, and how best they can prepare for them. The support programme delivered shared some Oxbridge interview tips with a former applicant who studied at Cambridge. This support programme will not only allow Oxford University to get to know schools and colleges in specific regions better, but also gives schools and colleges a more personal and direct way of staying in touch with the University.
“I am applying to Oxford University to study History and Politics. I have my interview coming up soon, I’m so nervous and stressed. Having said that I must’ve done well in my task and written contents as part of the applications. I’m really looking forward to this process, the support we’re getting from Wadham and seeing if I get accepted after interview!”
Honours and A Level Year 2 Student
“The session today has been really good. The students have responded to all of the questions. They all have independent thoughts and clearly have passion to their subject areas. We wish them all best of luck with their application and upcoming interviews. We hope to support them all in the process and wish them all the best of luck.”
Access Assistant – Wadham College