Selection Criteria

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Our Selection Criteria are set out below along with definitions of each criterion. Please note, the definitions for ability to work in teams and oral advocacy are currently under review for the 2023 application round. These will be agreed early in the new year, and the proposed changes are indicated in red below.

Intellectual Ability

  • Academic achievement.
  • The ability rapidly to analyse complex and voluminous facts and materials to identify relevant points.
  • Use and application of rules to factual situations to produce accurate assessments.
  • Ability to think and respond under pressure.

Ability to work in teams

  • Ability to develop clear shared goals and build consensus.
  • Ability to collaborate with others to plan and execute, including effective delegation and team member support.
  • Ability to recognise and respect the needs and skills of other team members.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including listening and addressing conflict.

Written advocacy

  • Clear, articulate, succinct, structured and accurate presentation of argument.
  • Ability to anticipate and address opposing arguments.
  • Presentation of documents including spelling and grammar.

OralĀ advocacy

  • Structured, relevant and accurate argument.
  • Succinct, clear and articulate presentation of argument. Ability to anticipate and address opposing arguments.
  • Ability to respond to and deal with interventions, while maintaining own position as appropriate.