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King Solomon Academy, Saturday 20th October

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us at King Solomon Academy on Saturday 20th October!

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 mock Oxbridge admissions interviews to students from a variety of different schools. 

It's set to be a great day of volunteering, the students will be super engaged, and there will be a catered breakfast and lunch, 

This is a fundraising and an access opportunity. Some of the students can afford to pay for their interview practice, giving you an opportunity to raise funds for a charity of your choice. Some of the students are from The Access Project, giving you an opportunity to widen participation to top UK universities. You can read more about OxFizz's model here


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

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 to deliver interviews in the following subjects: 

  • Economics

  • Physical Sciences

If you cannot see your subject, but would like to get involved, this is possible. Please do let us know and we may be able to help.  


4. Travel

The venue for this interview day is King Solomon Academy.

The full address is: King Solomon Academy, Penfold St, Marylebone, London NW1 6RX

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

The timetable for the day is as follows: 

  • 9.30am: Arrival, for pastries and a morning briefing

  • 10.00am - 13.00pm: Interviews

  • 13.00 - 14.00pm: Lunch

  • 14.00 - 18.00pm: 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.

 Alex, our Academic Resources Coordinator

Alex, our Academic Resources Coordinator

The dress code is smart casual please. 

Our Academic Resources Coordinator, Alex, 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. 


Earlier Event: October 18
Volunteer Training Webinar
Later Event: October 31
Volunteer Training Webinar