Suits at interview?Watch
My mum says that girls/women should always wear a skirt to interview - just in case the person interviweing you might be an old-fashioned kind of person who doesn't think women should wear trousers (yes, they do still exist!).
of my two friends that got in, one wore a suit a lot like mine, the other wore smart trousers, top and smart cord jacket. oh, the friend who wore a suit and i both wore really nice shoes, but i think she carried hers off better than i did, my heels weren't too appropriate for the cobbled streets! i reckon the most important thing is whatever is comfortable, but for me that was a suit, i quite liked wearing it and even though i was the 'smartest' of the female applicants i saw at my college, i still felt i'd made the right decision.
My friend who didn't get an offer went to New Hall in a pinstripe suit. She told me afterwards that she was the only one dressed so formally.
to be honest I don't even own a suit.
Every man needs a suit.
Well - I need (and have) one now, but I certainly didn't wear one to my interview. That would've been pretentious and completely unnecessary
I didn't feel pretentious in mine. Tis just what I would wear to an interview.
Just wondered how many of those who got accepted wore suits etc for their interview? Coming from an all-boys school this is what we're encouraged to do! Had a bad year this time round, although one guy turned up to his interview wearing jeans and a T-shirt and still got an AAA offer for Engineering. I know that the official line is that the admissions tutors don't care- but supposedly a suit etc makes a better impression. On the other hand, i suppose you risk looking like a ponce. Any thoughts?
However, as many people have said, your clothes should not be so high on anybody's priority list. Just revise and read around your subject (and other academic extras), as this is far more important. My interview was fairly informal anyway (admittantly, it was a maths one where I talked through answers to a test I'd just done and there was no general interview - the only question they asked about me was "how many students are there in your maths group?") with the two tutors (both fairly young) offered me tea and a biscuit then sat down on their sofas around the table.
I wear a suit every day for school so i feel normal in a suit. I was in a suit read for my interview about 20 minutes before and suddenly decided I would be even more comfortable in jeans and a T.
I got into (smart) jeans and a zip-up fleece thing, felt comfortable, (had an awful interview) and got a place for PPE.