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West London Free School Sixth Form, Saturday 1st December

  • West London Free School Sixth Form 2 Bridge Avenue London, England, W6 9JP United Kingdom (map)

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us at West London Free School Sixth Form on Saturday 1st December!

On this page you'll find:

  1. An introduction to the day

  2. An overview of our mock interviews

  3. What we're looking for

  4. Travel information

  5. Logistical Information


1. Introduction 

On this day, our volunteers are delivering two different types of sessions:

  1. Mock Oxbridge admissions interviews 1-1 with students

  2. Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) with groups of students. This is a type of interview used by an increasing number of Medical Schools, and involves students rotating around interviewers, facing a different challenge at each 5 minute station

It's set to be a great day of volunteering. It will be in a very accessible location (5 minute walk from Hammersmith Station), the students will be super engaged, and there will be a catered breakfast and lunch.

On this day we are running fundraising interviews - where students can afford to pay for their interview practice, giving you an opportunity to raise funds for a charity of your choice - and also supporting over 50 students from our access programme. You can read more about OxFizz's model here

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2. Overview of our mock interviews 

Our mock interviews help students refine their interview technique ahead of their university application. 

They can focus on:

  1. The subject the student is applying for (e.g. English, Physics). In which case you will would through an exercise, article, or problem sheet with the student in your interview, or;

  2. The students' own work - like their personal statement or a submitted essay, which you will have a chance to read beforehand

On this day we’re also running MMI interviews for students applying to Medical Schools:

  • Students rotate around different stations, doing quick 5 minute exercises with interviewers

  • These exercises focus on a range of skills - reading comprehension, data interpretation, medical ethics, calculations, role play

  • Interviewers come from a range of subject backgrounds, not necessarily having studied Medicine themselves

With our guidance and support, volunteers deliver interviews across a range of subjects similar to the ones they studied. First day volunteering? Be in touch to find out about training. 


3. What we're looking for 

We're looking for graduate volunteers across subjects to deliver interviews for this day. We are especially interested in Medicine students or graduates.

Please do let us know and we may be able to help.  


4. Travel

The venue for this interview day is the West London School Sixth Form (note: not the main West London Free School campus). 

The full address is: Franklin House, 2 Bridge Avenue, Hammersmith, W6 9JP. This is a 5 minute walk from Hammersmith Station. 

Please note that we will cover reasonable travel expenses (let us know if they will exceed £40). Please keep any receipts or evidence of travel to submit on the day.


5. Logistics

Please note the timings for the day:

  • 9.30am: Arrival, for pastries and coffee

  • 10.00am - 13.00pm: Interviews

  • 13.00 - 14.00pm: Lunch

  • 14.00 - 17..30pm: Interviews

A delicious buffet breakfast and lunch will be provided by us and, to further thank you for your time, the first round is on us at a nearby pub.

Bronte, our Schools and Parents Liaison

Bronte, our Schools and Parents Liaison

The dress code is smart casual please. 

Our Schools and Parents Liasion Bronte Cook will be running this event.

If you have any questions before the day, please email. If you need help on the day, please call / message on 07470 731 887.