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    I'm in year 12, already have a few prospectuses with more on the way. I was thinking of booking some open days in the summer, but many people in the year above me are just now going, when they've already applied. I was wondering when you think is the best time to go to open days? I was thinking of going to about 6, all of which are 100+ miles away and will therefore be expensive trips. Do you think it's worth it?

    Yes! Go to open days now. It's never too soon, and if you start now, you can fit more in, or revisit ones you want to

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    I preferred going in the summer. You'll meet a lot of students and when it is several months into the year, they're more likely to be able to give you more information (especially if they're first years) because they will be better prepared and will have done it several times before.

    I preferred visiting in the summer. If there are any Y13 there who have applied they're probably at applicant open days, or are applying for deferred entry.

    It's definitely worth going to open days so you can get a feel for the place as you might like the look of it in the prospectus but then you get a different fee when you look around. I went to a couple of open days at the beginning of year 12 so now is a great time to go around as then you have a better idea of what you are doing when you fill out your UCAS form. Maybe have a look at the prospectuses first because then you won't make a wasted journey to a uni you really don't like the look at from the prospectus.
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