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I know that you can dress casually for open days, but how casual? What have others worn?
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Are you being serious? Everyone at least wears some sort of shirt with smart trousers in regards to casual with no tie (some even wear full 3 piece suits) to an open day.

Trainers and tracksuit? You'll be a laughing stock buddy.
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Are you being serious? Everyone at least wears some sort of shirt with smart trousers in regards to casual with no tie (some even wear full 3 piece suits) to an open day.

Trainers and tracksuit? You'll be a laughing stock buddy.
I was not saying I was going to wear that. I was asking to see what was appropriate to wear. Apparently a lot of people wear casual clothes as it is not an interview. So are you suggesting jeans are also not appropriate?
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I know that you can dress casually for open days, but how casual? For example; is a jacket, nike tracksuit bottoms and trainers too casual?
To me, i think it depends on the uni. If you are going to Oxbridge, then you should wear a nice Oxford shirt, chinos or smart jean trouser, nice semi-formal shoes/loafers with a decent jacket.
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Jeans and a decent jumper tends to be okay. You won’t be expected to turn up in a full suit. A good rule is not to wear “comfy” clothes, e.g joggers, tracksuits etc.
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What do you think would happen if you did dress 'too' casually? Can you think of any consequences at all? I can't.

It's a ****ing open day, you haven't applied yet, they don't know who you are. Even for an interview you don't need to dress smart.
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To me, i think it depends on the uni. If you are going to Oxbridge, then you should wear a nice Oxford shirt, chinos or smart jean trouser, nice semi-formal shoes/loafers with a decent jacket.
It's an open day at London South Bank university
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Open day I wore jeans and a decent jumper, interview I wore a suit
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no matter what anyone has said above, I think you’d be totally fine in, say, jeans and a t-shirt even at Oxbridge. Open days aren’t interviews, the are a chance for the department to sell itself to you. I personally wouldn’t wear tracksuit bottoms, but I’ve seen students do it. Far more important is to be clean, and be engaged (ETA: being clean is important for everyone else, being engaged is important for your experience, neither would impact your chances of getting in because see below).

Most of the people you meet won’t even remember who you are, so they’re hardly likely to hold it against you.
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It's an open day at London South Bank university
Both that reply and the first one were jokes
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It's an open day at London South Bank university
I’d suggest looking proper, but not OTT.
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Both that reply and the first one were jokes
I'm sorry but is there any reason you are deciding to be out of order?
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It's an open day at London South Bank university
Seeing as its a rubbish university just wear anything and also because its london you will see loads of chavs in their nike outfits
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Seeing as its a rubbish university just wear anything and also because its london you will see loads of chavs in their nike outfits
As I said above, is there any need for you to comment negatively? Give me valid evidence of how you have come to the conclusion that it's rubbish. Also, I never said I would wear tracksuit bottoms. I wanted to see what was not appropriate to wear.
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I know that you can dress casually for open days, but how casual? For example; is a jacket, nike tracksuit bottoms and trainers too casual?
There is no strict rule and universities wont know who you are but anything presentable will be fine. I think your suggestion a bit too casual. I would think you should change track suit bottoms to a trousers or skirt if you do not want to look a bit out of place.
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As I said above, is there any need for you to comment negatively? Give me valid evidence of how you have come to the conclusion that it's rubbish. Also, I never said I would wear tracksuit bottoms. I wanted to see what was not appropriate to wear.
Univeristy rankings. Its very very low like london met
You said you wanted to wear a tracksuit so why are you being defensive now
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There is no strict rule and universities wont know who you are but anything presentable will be fine. I think your suggestion a bit too casual. I would think you should change track suit bottoms to a trousers or skirt if you do not want to look a bit out of place.
Would you say jeans or like smart trousers is better?
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I went to mine in a pencil skirt, white shirt and a tie but I also had the interview later in the day so had to be smart.
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Univeristy rankings. Its very very low like london met
You said you wanted to wear a tracksuit so why are you being defensive now
Only because you are saying that it's rubbish. Yes I said about potentially wearing them but it does not mean that I would. Plus, just because it is not considered good and not in the top 5 does not mean it is bad. Unless you have been yourself to the university than I wont agree.
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(Original post by simmonds17)
Only because you are saying that it's rubbish. Yes I said about potentially wearing them but it does not mean that I would. Plus, just because it is not considered good and not in the top 5 does not mean it is bad. Unless you have been yourself to the university than I wont agree.
okay enjoy london met
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