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09-30

2021
Accepted to Oxford University Part II

The second interview's atmosphere was very different, 3 interviewers in a small low ceiling and very dim room. But they all greeted me with a smile:) Now if the first interview was quite straight forward, I think of this as because my second interview ...

<p><strong>Q. Oxford accommodation</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><pre>A. This was the accommodation building I stayed in. The outside of buildings are still the old traditional look but inside are all refurnished like this. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByZM53Xgjh1tSkJOa2J0VXBpM1U/view?usp=sharing<p>&nbsp;</p>This is a picture of the room I was allocated. The room was considered to be a good room with a large desk, bed, a sofa and even a shower room.<p>&nbsp;</p>(Copy and paste into browser) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByZM53Xgjh1tT2ZlcmlKVTB6ZTQ/view?usp=sharing<p>&nbsp;</p>There were still 2 hours left till my next interview and I was very tired, almost sleepy. I decided not to sleep because I didn't want to be in a half-awake mode when I was being interviewed.</pre><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Q. Second interview</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><pre>A. The second interview's atmosphere was very different, 3 interviewers in a small low ceiling and very dim room. But they all greeted me with a smile:)<p>&nbsp;</p>Now if the first interview was quite straight forward, I think of this as because my second interview was very difficult. Without much introduction, we went straight into the questions. In total the 3 interviewers asked me 4 questions in turns with the first interviewer ending up asking 2 questions.<p>&nbsp;</p> I wasn't 100% happy with the answers I gave but I felt I showed enough to show that I can think logically, deliver my thinking process out loud clearly and, most importantly, discuss biochemistry with the interviewers, sometimes throwing back questions at the interviewers.</pre><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Q. </strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><pre>A. After the second interview I was told that I will be notified whether I will be given a 3rd interview the next morning. That night, the 2 school friends and I felt like there wasn't needed to revise to the next day so we went to watch a film at Odeon.<p>&nbsp;</p>(Copy and paste into browser) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByZM53Xgjh1tbVlmNFlxRXBEdEE/view?usp=sharing<p>&nbsp;</p>Next morning, I was told to stay until 4pm and go back to my school if I wasn't called for an interview. I wasn't.</pre><p>&nbsp;</p>