“My school quite often had a pupil or two admitted into Oxbridge, so in terms of applications, practice interviews, and advice, they were as helpful as a semi-rural comprehensive could have been, and I never felt inordinately pressured.” However, she said that, were she to apply again, she would apply to another college: “I think I was awestruck by the beauty of King’s and ignored the fact it’s the most over-subscribed college at the university.
Better to try and get turned away than live your life wondering whether you could’ve done it.” Rob Jones applied to Oriel College, Oxford in 2013 and is currently studying English at the University of Leicester.
He described the application process as positive overall, stating the challenge and excitement of going to visit the college for interview as being “really special,” and the satisfaction of being offered a place as “remarkable.” He wishes he’d known more about questions to ask the interviewer, but said the application process was valuable as he “learned not to be afraid of new experiences.” He added: “My advice would be: go for it. Identify in yourself your interesting academic characteristics and play to them in the application, aptitude tests, and interview.” Emili Stevenson applied to Hertford College, Oxford in 2013.
Cambridge's wealthy alumni, including Cobra Beer entrepreneur Lord Bilimoria, actor Sacha Baron Cohen and former Barclays chairman Marcus Agius, have a combined wealth of £61billion, according to the study by wealth analyst Wealth-X.
The list was compiled by counting up the number of former students from each university who are believed to be worth at least £20million, taking into account their earnings, properties and other assets While London Business School may be best-known for its successful business leaders such as Cyrus Mistry, chairman of Indian conglomerate Tata Teas, it also boasts political graduates such as minister and Tory MP for Putney Justine Greening.
The Boat Race, the Bullingdon Club, and the infamous May Balls to name but a few.