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    I've got an interview/ open day at the life sciences department at Manchester uni tomorrow for biomed and I'm really stressing about what to wear. People on here say smart casual, but everyone I ask at school says to go in a suit, but I think it'll be quite awkward/uncomfortable walking around a whole open day in a suit (especially if I'm the only one) so I think I might try smart shirt with dark jeans and a jumper.

    I was just wondering if anyone else has had the same thing or what they wore to their interview/noticed other people wearing?
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    (Original post by Snapple123)
    I've got an interview/ open day at the life sciences department at Manchester uni tomorrow for biomed and I'm really stressing about what to wear. People on here say smart casual, but everyone I ask at school says to go in a suit, but I think it'll be quite awkward/uncomfortable walking around a whole open day in a suit (especially if I'm the only one) so I think I might try smart shirt with dark jeans and a jumper.

    I was just wondering if anyone else has had the same thing or what they wore to their interview/noticed other people wearing?
    My advice would be go business casual, with smart/suit trousers and shirt and jumper/cardigan and no tie. It's a perfect balance of looking professional enough to leave a good impression but also be comfortable.

    That said, anything you wear is fine, they're not going to judge you based on what you wear, but on what you say and think. Good luck!
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    (Original post by logiadoevus)
    My advice would be go business casual, with smart/suit trousers and shirt and jumper/cardigan and no tie. It's a perfect balance of looking professional enough to leave a good impression but also be comfortable.

    That said, anything you wear is fine, they're not going to judge you based on what you wear, but on what you say and think. Good luck!
    Thanks for the reply, yeah I think you're right that sounds like the best option, I was just looking for reassurance I guess! =P
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    I read online that you shouldn't go in jeans but wear smart casual so like dress trousers and a nice shirt.

    Good Luck with your interview though!!
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    (Original post by Snapple123)
    I've got an interview/ open day at the life sciences department at Manchester uni tomorrow for biomed and I'm really stressing about what to wear. People on here say smart casual, but everyone I ask at school says to go in a suit, but I think it'll be quite awkward/uncomfortable walking around a whole open day in a suit (especially if I'm the only one) so I think I might try smart shirt with dark jeans and a jumper.

    I was just wondering if anyone else has had the same thing or what they wore to their interview/noticed other people wearing?
    I wore smart casual. These consisted of a nice normal daytime shirt, trousers and a v-neck jumper and brown shoes. You shouldn't wear a suit as that is too formal in general. Try to avoid trainers and make sure that jeans if you wear them are presentable, no rips or really faded. I wouldn't go for anything with a massive logo on it. To be honest it should be something you feel comfortable in. They will judge you on what you say not how you look.
 
 
 

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