Current Applicant Information

This page is for applicants who have applied for 2022 entry or deferred 2023 entry. This webpage is updated frequently, so please make sure you refer back to it.

What you need to do now

After you have submitted your application vias UCAS, tutors will be reviewing your application. Please remember to do the following:

  1. Check if your course requires you to submit written work
  2. If you need to submit written work, complete the written work form and submit your work by 23:59 GMT (UK time) on Wednesday 10 November 2021
  3. Complete the Time Zones Form by 23:59 GMT (UK time) on Wednesday 10 November 2021

Important Information for Current Applicants

Have a question? Make sure you check through this page and the Frequently Asked Questions webpage first. If you cannot find an answer to your question, please email Emma, clearly stating your full name and UCAS ID (no spaces or dashes). 

Below we have put together some helpful and useful information for you:

What happens next?

Tutors are currently reviewing your application and are reading through your personal statement. If applicable, they will also be looking at your admissions tests results and written work. If you are invited to attend an interview, you will be notified at least one week before the scheduled date, with details of any variance in the published interview times. If you have been unsuccessful and have not been invited to an interview, we will let you know within the same time scale. If invited for an interview, the College will send out interview notifications first via email, followed shortly by an email calendar invitation for each interview; this will contain a Teams invite. If you have not received the link for an interview 24 hours before the interview is due to start, please let us know.

Each college releases their interview invitations at different times. Please do not worry if your friends have received correspondence from their college and you have not heard from us yet. We know that this can be a nervous time for all candidates, but we kindly ask that you do not contact the admissions office in regards to interview invitations unless you have not received an email and the table below states that notifications have been sent out or you have not received an email notification regarding interviews 5 days before the interview start date. Email calendar invitations with Team invites will be sent out at least 24 hours before the scheduled interview. Please remember to check your junk or spam folder.

Below is a list of courses; when information regarding interviews has been sent out, the table below will be updated. 

Course Interview notifications sent? Teams invites sent?
Biochemistry No No
Biology No No
Biomedicine No No
Chemistry No No
Classical Archaeology & Ancient History (CAAH) No No
Classics No No
Classics and Oriental Studies No No
Economics and Management No No
Engineering No No
English Language and Literature No No
Geography No No
History No No
History Ancient and Modern (AMH) No No
History and English No No
History and Modern Languages No No
History and Politics No No
Law No No
Law with Law Studies in Europe No No
Mathematics No No
Mathematics and Philosophy No No
Mathematics and Statistics No No
Medicine No No
Modern Languages No No
Modern Languages and Linguistics No No
Music No No
Philosophy and Modern Languages No No
PPE (Philosophy, Politics, Economics) No No
Physics No No
Physics and Philosophy No No
Psychology (Experimental) No No
PPL (Psychology, Philosophy, Linguistics) No No

Code of Conduct

If you are shortlisted, it is important that you recognise that in accepting your invitation to interview, you are agreeing to the following code of conduct:

  • I agree not to share in any form the content of interviews with others and including but not limited to candidates or teachers at my school/college or at any another school/college. This includes discussing the content of interviews verbally, as well as disseminating any materials shared in advance of or during interviews (e.g. documents, images, etc.)
  • I agree not to research online any materials shared with me as part of a pre-interview task (unless explicitly permitted to do so by the interviewers)
  • I agree not to record interviews (in either audio or video format), or to permit others (including but not limited to teachers, family members, etc.) to record interviews.
  • I agree to take part in the interview myself and not to ask or allow anyone else to impersonate my identity fraudulently.

Candidates will be at serious risk of having any offer withdrawn if they do not abide by any aspects of this code of conduct.

Contacting the College

We understand that applying to the University can be a stressful time for candidates. However, there is a lot of information available to all candidates on the St Hilda's website and the University website. Please look through the following webpages BEFORE you contact the College. If you cannot find the answer to your question, you can email Emma, the Undergraduate Admissions Officer. 

Contacting Tutors

It is not appropriate to contact the tutors before or after an interview, asking them questions about your application or for an update. You do not need to email them thanking them for their time at interview as they are very busy and will not be able to reply to emails. Please refrain from doing so. If you have any questions or comments, please email Emma.

Disability support

If you have a disability that you have not already disclosed on your UCAS application, please email Emma. Whether you have disclosed your disability on UCAS or not, please let us know if there are any special arrangements or support that would help you, so that we can make any appropriate, reasonable arrangements for you in good time, if you are invited to interview. Mentioning your disability or Specific Learning Difficulty will not affect your application, as admissions decisions are made solely on the grounds of academic merit.  

Emails and notifications from St Hilda's

As an applicant, it is your responsibility to check your emails, including your junk folder. Please make sure you check your emails regularly as you may be invited for another interview at another college at a later stage. If you do not check your emails and miss an interivew, it is unlikely that we will be able to reschedule as interviews work on a very tight schedule. 

Technology used during interviews

All interviews this admissions cycle will be online. Any additional technology required will depend on the course you are being interviewed for. Technology requirements have been divided into three tiers, with tier 1 involving the least technology and tier 3 requiring the most. Most courses are in tier 1 where you will only need a computer for video conferencing using Microsoft Teams. Interviews for some subjects are likely to require the use of a shared virtual whiteboard and in other, more mathematical subjects, a separate touchscreen device will be needed for the whiteboard along with a basic universal stylus so you can share mathematical notation, draw sketches, annotate diagrams or text, or add text. Outside of these tiers, you will not be expected to use any other software. 

The different tiers and which subject falls under which tier can be found here under the tab "Technology Required".

Writing an email to Emma

When emailing Emma, please feel free to call Emma by her first name rather than using her surname or saying Sir/Madam. The undergraduate admissions email account is monitored by Emma so please address all emails to her. Please include your name and UCAS number when emailing. A standard format for an email is as follows:


Dear/Hello/Good morning/Good afternoon Emma,

[Email message here]

Kind regards/Best wishes/Yours sincerely,

Your name


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Last updated: 25/10/2021