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Hi - can anyone give me advice as to what you should wear if you are called in for an interview for your Uni place?

Do guys have to wear suits or is more casual atttire the norm?

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You don't gave to wear suits, casual clothing is fine. Just make sure it's not too casual though, like ripped jeans, those kind of fashion things.

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for my ox one i had jeans and a polo.

mathematicians do not care about fashion.
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I think it depends where it is; at Imperial everyone was wearing a suit, whereas at Bath hardly anyone was. I'd go for smart-casual if I were you.
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Honestly wear whatever the blody hell you like. Most university people are intellects. Fashion won't be on their agenda at all when they interview you. A kid in a suit just looks hilarious and unnecessary.

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Doesn't really matter. Just wear whatever you feel most comfortable in.
Casual and confident is far better than wearing a £1000 suit and being really nervous.

A friend of mine went to all his interviews in jeans and a yellow hoodie and he got offers from all his unis. (Bath, Surrey, Oxford, Nottingham and Loughborough)
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I was pretty casual at mine and got an offer but I've heard for vocational/professional courses like medicine, law etc people tend to be more dressed up. But it's most important to wear what you feel comfortable in Good luck!


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For uni interviews I wear a full suit and all the other guys I have seen do the same.
(I am a medic)
It could be different depending on your subject. Ask other people doing the same subject.
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Wore jeans and a jumper to my Cambridge law interview and here I am today. So don't feel obliged to wear a suit! As others have said, as long as you're reasonably smart it doesn't really make a difference. In fact if you wear a suit and aren't really comfortable in it it'll show in your interview.
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My advice is to be comfortable in what you wear, but try not to make a "fashion statement". You want the interviewer to concentrate on you not on the eclectic clothes you are wearing. If you are a woman, maybe think about a modest outfit. If you are a man similar. I don't think a tie is necessary unless you always wear one and would be uncomfortable without. Dress for the weather.
At one Uni we were route marched around the campus on a tour so, no high shoes unless you want to ruin your heels in the "natural parkland" area.
Clean your shoes. Make sure your hands are clean.
Relax. The interview is a 2 way street and you need to glean as much info about the department as they wish to know about you. You both need to be content.
GOOD LUCK
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I'd say something reasonably smart, but not necessarily a suit- for all of mine, I wore black smartish trousers (usually wear them for school), and a top with a cardigan
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(Original post by SNOWFORT)
Hi - can anyone give me advice as to what you should wear if you are called in for an interview for your Uni place?

Do guys have to wear suits or is more casual atttire the norm?

Much appreciated
Ideally you do not want your interviewers to notice what you are wearing. Don't wear scruffy old clothes and don't wear a suit and tie. A typical school sixth-form dress code would be fine.
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I had trousers with a shirt and v-neck jumper. Black pointy suit shoes and just make sure you don't smell of b/o. Nobody likes smelly people. The people in full suits just looked around awkwardly knowing they had gone over the top. This was for physics by the way and i did get my offer.
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Can anyone link me to a thread on medical interview attire? Pretty please?

I'm sure there must be one... :confused:
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I'm having a similar problem, would a cardigan, blouse, brogues and a black skirt be suitable to wear for a medical interview?
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(Original post by Med_me)
I'm having a similar problem, would a cardigan, blouse, brogues and a black skirt be suitable to wear for a medical interview?
Oh good, another cardigan fan.

I feel like all girls will be wearing a smart black/grey skirt suit with jacket...but I'd feel so much more comfortable in a cardigan.
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Hi
I have just been to an interview for healthcare science and let me tell you sometimes its like playing the lottery on who will be wearing what at the interview and am i wearing the right clothes.

I was wearing a suit and so was one other out of 12 people. Few had smart casual and a few with smart jeans and hoodies, all were looking at each other thinking am i wearing the right clothes look. The interviewers one had trousers , shirt and tie and the other two were smartly dressed i'm sure you are getting the picture. I am definetly going smart dressed and not suit on my next interview as let me tell you never hardly wore a suit in my life and i was not confortable but still manage to keep my cool for the interviers.

My personal advice is what ever you wear make sure you are confortable in and relaxed enought to do your interview as its you they are interested in and not your clothes.

Medicine i think from personal friends and family who have gone for interviews have all gone in suits be it girl or boy.

I hope this helps
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(Original post by Pandabär)
Can anyone link me to a thread on medical interview attire? Pretty please?

I'm sure there must be one... :confused:
(Original post by Med_me)
I'm having a similar problem, would a cardigan, blouse, brogues and a black skirt be suitable to wear for a medical interview?

Just wear anything smart. It doesn't really matter what you wear so long as it looks professional. So you could choose to wear a full suit (most guy medics I've seen do this, plus plenty of girls too) or a smart (work) dress or even a nice blouse and some trousers or a skirt with some tights would do. That would be what I've seen most people wear for medicine. If you wish to wear anything else, like a cardigan, I'm sure that's fine and you certainly wouldn't be the first or last to do this, so long as your overall look is professional. Neutral colours is probably what most people would wear.


As for non-medical/professional courses, smart casual is probably the best way to go.
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(Original post by Student-95)

A friend of mine went to all his interviews in jeans and a yellow hoodie and he got offers from all his unis. (Bath, Surrey, Oxford, Nottingham and Loughborough)
THIS^^^^^^^^^^^

I've already replied to this topic :lol: but I want to say again. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT YOU WEAR. If you love suits and it's in your character to be seen in one, then by all means wear a suit, you'll appear quite natural! Otherwise.... why? Why wear something you don't normally wear?! :confused:
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Was looking for something like this. Very helpful to know that, think i'll go for smart casual then
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