“I very much regret to inform you that I will be withdrawing my application. I realise you may be disappointed by this decision, but you were in competition with many fantastic universities and following your interview I am afraid you do not quite meet the standard of the universities I will be considering. While you may believe your decision to hold interviews in grand formal settings is inspiring, it allows public school applicants to flourish… and intimidates state school applicants, distorting the academic potential of both”.
I wish more people were like Elly Nowell, who stated in an interview with the BBC that the interview left her feeling like “the only atheist in a gigantic monastery.”
Whether they like it or not there still is a class war rumbling on.