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    My mother has decided to be a bit of a cow.
    And will not take me to uni open days out of a 50 mile radius that we live in.

    What can I do!?

    Many of the uni's I am considering are at least 100 miles away.
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    (Original post by beccasayshello)
    My mother has decided to be a bit of a cow.
    And will not take me to uni open days out of a 50 mile radius that we live in.

    What can I do!?

    Many of the uni's I am considering are at least 100 miles away.
    Go by yourself? Busses/Trains/Coaches. Or ask other family members to take you?

    Or what I did - bribe my friends to take / go with me, by paying for petrol money and giving them free pizza in the evening =]
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    (Original post by beccasayshello)
    My mother has decided to be a bit of a cow.
    And will not take me to uni open days out of a 50 mile radius that we live in.

    What can I do!?

    Many of the uni's I am considering are at least 100 miles away.
    When I applied 2 years ago, my choices were 100-200 miles away, and I managed to get to all of them by bus then train as my dad wouldn't drive me. Sure this method can get expensive, but it's worth it if you've never seen the university and don't want to go there 'in the dark'.
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    Stop relying on your parents to do everything for you and use public transport. If you go to one of these universities, you'll presumably have to travel there and back pretty frequently by yourself anyway.
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    Ask around to see if anyone else is going and can give you a lift or accompany you on the train/coach. You could also ask your school as they may be able to help with fares.
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    (Original post by jhnj92)
    Go by yourself/bring some of your mates along with you if they are as much interested in the uni as you are. I don't get why people go with their parents on open days, it's rather pointless really!
    Well, if you don't know what to look out for in terms of department quality, and one of your parents have already been to university, they can offer advice. Plus, if they come, they generally pay for everything - travel expenses, drinks, food etc.

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    Go on your own or better, with a friend/friends family. You can pretty much hop on a train anywhere for very little money, i got the train from where i live in Hertfordshire to York for £30 return, can't say fairer than that considering it'll cost you a fiver to take a train journey that would only be 20minutes in the car
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    Personally I didn't find it all that useful to go to too many open days, so many places turned out to do applicant days later on anyway. I found open days didn't alter my opinions much, whereas applicant days were much more useful. Of course, everyone's different, and I did only have 7 universities running the course I wanted to anyway so I didn't have that many to narrow it down from.
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    Use public transport. If you aren't able to afford that, your 6th form or college will probably be able to provide you with money for travelling to up to 5 open days I believe!
 
 
 

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