Budehaven student to study Arabic at Oxford

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By Em_Williams | Saturday, January 26, 2013, 16:02

Budehaven student Charlie Rudman has received an unconditional offer to read Arabic at Oxford University.  Charlie had several rigorous interviews during December before recently discovering she had won a place.

Already having her A Levels, Charlie was able to have her place confirmed without having to wait for any results.

Charlie will be studying for the four year course at St John's College. She will however spend time abroad during her second year. Her course also includes the study of another language for the final two years.

The interviews were carried out in Oxford over three days, with one interview a day. The first about the two essays submitted with her application. Charlie commented: "I felt the interview was quite general and I didn't think I'd done very well at all as I was so nervous beforehand."

The other interviews focused on Charlie's personal statement, with one held at the Oriental Institute where most of the Arabic teaching is done, and the other at Mansfield College. 

Charlie said: "The one at Mansfield College was the hardest as the interviewers were really probing; questioning everything I said and asking for examples from reading and experience to back myself up. However, in retrospect that was probably where I did my best as I really had to think hard and defend what I thought."

She added: "It was impossible to tell afterwards how well the interviews had gone really but I thought I could have done better so I could hardly believe it when I opened the letter and saw I'd been offered a place. It's taken a couple of days to really sink in-I'm delighted."



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