Year 12 and 13 students attend Oxbridge workshop
On Wednesday 4 October Simon Bucknall who is an Oxford graduate and twice UK & Ireland Champion of Public Speaking delivered a workshop to Sixth Form students. An Oxford graduate (‘95-‘98), Simon has first-hand experience of the university interview process – and has since delivered communications skills sessions for students, academics and faculty in schools, colleges and universities across the country. He is also a frequent speaker at the Cambridge University Department of Engineering, Oxford’s Said Business School and the Oxford Blavatnik School of Government. He is also a Fellow of the UK Professional Speaking Association and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufacturing & Commerce.
The talk in the Old School was on Oxbridge Interview Skills and aimed at students in Year 12, 13 and parents. This practical and interactive workshop ‘demystified’ the Oxbridge interview process giving practical tips and insights to help students make the most of their opportunity. While much that has been said about the Oxbridge interview process is pure myth, the reality is that communicating your ideas confidently, persuasively and appropriately under pressure takes some doing … especially when you’re in conversation with a seasoned academic!