The best place to start is Oxford's official information on preparing for interviews. But after you've looked there, read on to hear some students talk about their Geography interviews.
I loved my interview! I went off on a rant about how bad recycling is in America and talked for ages about these kids I babysat, and how even though it wasn't formal employment I thought the social benefits of babysitting as recurring and community based were just as important. It wasn’t scary in the slightest, it was just like a fun conversation about Geography stuff I wanted to talk about.
My interviews started with an extract that I read half an hour before on human-driven climate change - I was then asked about my views on it. I was told that the tutor would disagree with whatever we said just to see how our argument developed. I was also asked if international trade should be promoted despite creating equality, and my opinion on HS2.
In my second interview, I was shown a photo and asked to describe the geography of it - after that I then had to guess where it was (which I got totally wrong!) After that I was asked about the geography of Facebook in relation to being exposed to extremism and the role of social media in the Arab Spring
I had two interviews for Geography, one with a more physical focus, one more human. I was asked questions about my personal statement (as a post A-Level applicant I had some travelling/volunteering one there already that came up in both interviews, as well as my future plans). Both interviewers also asked about time I spent on charity placements - they seemed to be trying to see what I had learnt from this and my approach to others from different backgrounds. In my second interview I was asked how I would explain globalisation to year 9s. In the other I was asked to suggest explanations for drought data in U.S. states. For the first two explanations I offered I was disproved by another data set and I had to use some previous knowledge of water use in different states to reach a viable explanation, I actually quite enjoyed this test of my ability to think on my feet!
I had two interviews, one for physical geography and one for human. There were two people in each - one tutor and one researcher from the department. I was asked to argue various points of view e.g. whether I though climate chance or terrorism is a bigger threat to humanity, and made to argue the opposite side to what I actually believed. I was given a map showing 'tree growth' around the world and had to analyse it. I was asked about field work I had done.
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