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Branch Meetings

lesscilessci Well-KnownRegistered Posts: 180
Does anyone know what the dress code is for branch meetings, I'm attending my first one tomorrow and don't want to go in workwear, if everyone else is going to be in casuals or the other way around.


Thanks

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  • boxman2000boxman2000 Just Joined Registered Posts: 2
    I too would like to know this for CPD courses (in particular weekend courses)

    Sorry to hijack thread!
  • boxman2000boxman2000 Just Joined Registered Posts: 2
    Just heard back from AAT and they said "Please wear whatever you feel comfortable in, as there is no dress code, as such."
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    boxman2000 wrote: »
    Just heard back from AAT and they said "Please wear whatever you feel comfortable in, as there is no dress code, as such."

    :LOL: omg that leaves it way to open for interpritation (pants needed should be added) :lol:
  • taskeytaskey Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,800
    AK will be turning up in his gimp suit

    lol

    tracy
  • oakleyoakley Feels At Home Registered Posts: 73
    In the branch meetings I have attended most have gone in workwear as they start at 6.30 and are straight after work, although other attire is also suitable as they are very informal.
  • marknotgeorgemarknotgeorge Well-Known Registered Posts: 158
    I've got a branch meeting in Derby next week. I suppose jeans, T-shirt and skate shoes (my usual attire) is a little too informal?
  • lorrainelorraine Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 400
    I normally change into my trainers, jeans and jumper, I feel more relaxed then, I treated it the same as I would have when I went to college. I think its important to feel comfortable.
  • oakleyoakley Feels At Home Registered Posts: 73
    one tip, turn up early and then you get the best of the food before it runs out!
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    so what happens at these meetings?
  • lesscilessci Well-Known Registered Posts: 180
    iI'll let you know tomorrow (as long as it's not salvery and I've been take off to sunnier climes) lol
  • steveJsteveJ Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 694
    So that's...tracksuit, nike trainers and baseball cap at 90 degree angle out of the question !!!
  • lesscilessci Well-Known Registered Posts: 180
    It really was come as you are, some in work clothes, others in casuals, a friendly and welcoming bunch of people and an interesting (I know it sad ) talk on the changes to VAT including the EU changes and how they will affect businesses.
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    lessci wrote: »
    It really was come as you are, some in work clothes, others in casuals, a friendly and welcoming bunch of people and an interesting (I know it sad ) talk on the changes to VAT including the EU changes and how they will affect businesses.

    where was the meeting?
  • Karen LKaren L Feels At Home Registered Posts: 70
    I'm another person who enjoys going to the branch meetings, so much so that I am now a branch committee member and help to organise them !!!
    Brilliant way of meeting new people - have made a few friends along the way too.

    I started to go to these whilst doing AAT via homestudy - so it was a good way of picking up useful bits of information.

    As a member you have an option of looking at AAT branch events - not sure whether this has changed to include students ( I know mine didn't before I changed to full member)
  • marknotgeorgemarknotgeorge Well-Known Registered Posts: 158
    steveJ wrote: »
    So that's...tracksuit, nike trainers and baseball cap at 90 degree angle out of the question !!!

    Isn't that business attire in Essex? ;)
  • marknotgeorgemarknotgeorge Well-Known Registered Posts: 158
    Karen L wrote: »
    As a member you have an option of looking at AAT branch events - not sure whether this has changed to include students ( I know mine didn't before I changed to full member)

    I found out about the branch event I'm going to next week through the AAT website. MyAAT will tell you where your nearest branch is.
  • lesscilessci Well-Known Registered Posts: 180
    A-Vic wrote: »
    where was the meeting?

    Royal Leamington Spa (nose in the air), Warwickshire, It's about an hour from my house, but 20 mionutes from work so I just hung about a bit and went straight from there. I'm inbetween Warwickshire branch, Birmingham Branch and Leicester Branch where I live, so I just pick and choose the events, lucky me.
  • VonniVonni Feels At Home Registered Posts: 63
    My sister is the Chair of our local branch and really there is no set dress code. Depending on where I've been depends on what I'm wearing - in the early days whilst with a young family and studying i wore jeans and tee. Now working full time with the meetings starting at between 6 - 6.30 I'm usually in my business clothes.

    I've seen all sorts good, bad and pure ugly - my view is if you're a true professional then you look professional and groomed whether wearing office attire or casual attire. Don't forget this is a way of networking - you could meet someone who could be really important to your career or future as a MIP.

    Oh and by the way student members are always welcome at the branch meetings they are not there just for qualified members or MIP - one of future meetings is on 'Revision Skills' - which my student employee will be attending with me.

    Please support your local branch!

    Vonni
  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,492
    taskey wrote: »
    AK will be turning up in his gimp suit

    lol

    tracy

    lol just saw this :P!
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    and you just realised that your a gimp then !!!! hahahaha
  • marknotgeorgemarknotgeorge Well-Known Registered Posts: 158
    The event I went to in Derby last night was fascinating. All about computer forensics and how they can get data off damaged hard drives and mobile phones that went flying off of motorbikes, even if it's been deleted. The strawberry tarts were fine, if a bit crumbly.
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