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    Anyone been to any Uni Open Days specifically for Mature applicants?

    What happens? Any advice for others?

    And do you know of other dates coming up this year?
    Please post details/links.
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    University of Bristol : Mature Students Open Day - Wednesday 2 December 2015 http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/mature/

    University of Bristol : Arts and Humanities Foundation Year - Open Evening on Tuesday 12 January 2016, 6-8 pm. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/study/foundation/
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    Do you have a course and a university in mind?
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    No, its is a suggestion for an info- thread that might help w whole range of other people ......
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    Well, most mature applicants will be welcomed and catered for at your typical university open days, and it's always very good to look at the course overview of the specific course you wish to take at the specific university being visited - especially if you end up talking to a course director or admissions officer. Each university, you will find, does have different ways of dealing with different aspects of different subjects, and the key is finding out which works for you.

    Having questions prepared is always a good thing, too, particularly if they are at mature open days. But the main piece of advice I could give is to prepare yourself before any visit to a university. And if your situation is a different one, as most mature students will probably find in comparison to your average 18-21 student, admissions officers are extremely (on the most part) helpful at guidance and advice.

    I hope this helps.
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    I am a mature student, I was thinking of going to a couple of open days tomorrow, however I will need to take my two children (aged 5 and 2), and was wondering is that okay?
    I don't want to travel over there if children can't go or if its going to look bad :/
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    I've been going to open days and postgraduate open days this past year and I'm definitely a mature student. I had not realised there was such a thing as a "mature student open day" - I've not seen such things mentioned on the web sites of the universities I've looked at..
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    (Original post by vensell25)
    I am a mature student, I was thinking of going to a couple of open days tomorrow, however I will need to take my two children (aged 5 and 2), and was wondering is that okay?
    I don't want to travel over there if children can't go or if its going to look bad :/

    It'll be fine. Lots of families turn up for weekend Open Days - applicant's children, younger siblings etc etc so don't worry about taking them.
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    A lot of 'general' university open days will have specific sessions catering for mature students. Universities often encourage you to bring your family or additional guests as extra pairs of eyes often are helpful on the day! Don't forget to check out any specific societies or groups for mature students that might be offered through the Students Union at the different universities you are considering!

    Best of luck!
 
 
 
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