Worth joining applicants/freshers Facebook pages when no offer?

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    I am currently about to send my application off, I was wondering whether it would be useful to join in some of the groups/chats dedicated to the universities that I am applying to. I know it would be if I had received an offer, but when I haven't is it even worth bothering with?
    I mean I don't want to get a feel for the area/university (I am applying to universities outside of my country) and the people and then not get an offer, but then I also think it might be a good way of finding out about the area and other people's thoughts on the uni and the course which would be a bonus. What are your thoughts?
    Although, from what I have seen of some screenshots from university freshers Facebook pages perhaps it might not be worth doing even if I DO get to go to that university.
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    I'd join them-I've already joined a group for my top choice uni


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    It doesn't do any harm to join them... But I'd advise that you don't take them too seriously because you won't get much useful information from them, they're unlikely to give you an authentic 'feel' of the uni
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    (Original post by EmmaCx)
    I am currently about to send my application off, I was wondering whether it would be useful to join in some of the groups/chats dedicated to the universities that I am applying to. I know it would be if I had received an offer, but when I haven't is it even worth bothering with?
    I mean I don't want to get a feel for the area/university (I am applying to universities outside of my country) and the people and then not get an offer, but then I also think it might be a good way of finding out about the area and other people's thoughts on the uni and the course which would be a bonus. What are your thoughts?
    Although, from what I have seen of some screenshots from university freshers Facebook pages perhaps it might not be worth doing even if I DO get to go to that university.
    At this early stage most freshers facebook pages are just spammed my club promoters and others trying to sell things
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    At this early stage most freshers facebook pages are just spammed my club promoters and others trying to sell things
    See that's what I was thinking, but then I seen people promoting the Facebook groups and stuff so I thought that maybe I had been wrong there. Eh I might just wait until I hear back then.
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    (Original post by EmmaCx)
    I am currently about to send my application off, I was wondering whether it would be useful to join in some of the groups/chats dedicated to the universities that I am applying to. I know it would be if I had received an offer, but when I haven't is it even worth bothering with?
    I mean I don't want to get a feel for the area/university (I am applying to universities outside of my country) and the people and then not get an offer, but then I also think it might be a good way of finding out about the area and other people's thoughts on the uni and the course which would be a bonus. What are your thoughts?
    Although, from what I have seen of some screenshots from university freshers Facebook pages perhaps it might not be worth doing even if I DO get to go to that university.
    100% yes, I've made some awesome friends through those groups.

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