What the session is
The aim of the session is to familiarise you with the software we'll be using in standard interviews, pre-interview study and invigilated problem sheets (your invitation to interview will make it clear what there is for your subject). It'll be a bit 'made from home', but we'll do our best to show you what things are going to look like as you enter your interview etc. and we hope that this will increase your confidence about the technical side of having a remote interview, pre-interview study etc so that you can concentrate on the interview / the content itself when the time comes.
If you feel like you're not very good at technical stuff, please don't worry - we're making it as smooth as we can for applicants.
What the session is not
Bear in mind that the scope of these sessions is clearly defined - they will NOT be about the content of interviews, the kind of questions asked or how to prepare for an interview in your subject. See instead the interview and preparing for interview (still useful even though they show interviews in person, as the nature of academic interviews won't change even if they are remote) and the interview guidelines in stage 5.
Secondly, we are not IT professionals - the information given will be straightforward information.
Before you attend
You need to receive an invitation with the dates and times for your interviews (and any other element e.g. pre-interview study). Your invitation to interview will also state clearly the software being used, and if there are any specific set-up requirements.
Caution! It is very much the case that you must look at the information that has been sent to you. Don't be confused if other students at different colleges or in different subjects have been asked to do things differently.
- The sessions will take place in late November / early December and are for students who have received an invitation to interview from Christ's College (an email stating the date(s) and times of interviews).
- There will be forms to sign up for the sessions on the current applicants page in the stage 4 section once we start to send out invitations to interview.
- The sessions are all the same - if you'd like to take part, you need only sign up for one session.
- There is no obligation to attend a support session. This is support that's there just for if you want it.
Comments from applicants who attended a Christ's interview set-up session last year
Lovely webinar that went into detail about what the interview process was going to look like online with many useful tips also given. Feeling much more at-ease with one aspect of the interviews now.
Everything was really well explained and with real live examples. Great for understanding how the software works.
The videos where we could see what the screen will look like for interviews were really helpful.
All questions I had before joining were answered and I feel much more confident in how my interviews will work.
It was useful and reassuring to see exactly what to do and how to fix any issues that come up as well as to go over what we'll need.
Questions were promptly answered
Very straightforward- helped calm my nerves about the technological side of my interview :)