The annual Kusuma Trust University Interview Workshops took place in Gibraltar from 14 to 18 November. The event provides an opportunity for more than 50 local students to experience challenging interview questions to help them prepare effectively for the real thing.

Practice interviews are designed to ensure that students have the opportunity to share and apply their knowledge of their subject, giving them the confidence to do the same when faced by the university interviewers. It also helps them to understand where they have gaps in their knowledge and what they need to revise. The week also included a specific session for Year 12 students who plan to apply for medicine next year, with an in-depth discussion on medical ethics and interview questions previously used by Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Jane Marshall from Optimising Futures facilitated the sessions and said afterwards; “I have thoroughly enjoyed interviewing so many bright and motivated students. An exciting time lies ahead, and I wish them all success. My sincere thanks to the Kusuma Trust Gibraltar for funding such a worthwhile event which enables the students to realise that they can do this.”