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    (Original post by swansea jack 1)
    Taking parents is what most people do. When I attended open days with my son at least 80% had parents with them. As far as train fares go if you would like to pm me with the details I will try and advise you on the best way to do the journey cheaply
    We've decided to drive up, my parents don't want to spend so much and my dad likes driving

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    Literally EVERYONE has their parents with them, except one or two who go with friends instead

    (Original post by JessThomas6)
    I've narrowed down my choice of university to six or seven, so now I obviously need to start going to open days, most of my choices are a maximum of three hours a way by car/train
    I can't drive yet, so obviously for some I'll need someone to drive me, but I was wondering if it's normal to take your parents? Personally I want them to come with me, as it's a big choice and I look to them for advice, but I don't know if that's normal or if it will make me look too dependant on them to other people & staff
    Any advice?

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    I've just put up a summary of my open day experiences on my blog http://bea-blogs-life.blogspot.co.uk/
    For 3 I went round with my mum, and York on my own but they split students from parents anyway so felt no difference
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