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    To anyone who's been to or is planning on going to an applicant day, who are you brining with you? I don't want to show up with a full on entourage only to find that everyone else has rocked up solo..
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    (Original post by Kiimii)
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    To anyone who's been to or is planning on going to an applicant day, who are you brining with you? I don't want to show up with a full on entourage only to find that everyone else has rocked up solo..
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    At open days I've seen parents around, I think a full entourage... not sure how many that is but more than 2 or 3 people per applicant may seem a tad strange but who cares, peoplemkl be nervous and focused on not getting lost and stuff :lol:
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    I only went with my Mother during mine, and there was a separate tour for parents/guests. Most people had either one person with them, or came by themselves.
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    At open days I've seen parents around, I think a full entourage... not sure how many that is but more than 2 or 3 people per applicant may seem a tad strange but who cares, peoplemkl be nervous and focused on not getting lost and stuff :lol:
    I should probably leave the extended family at home then

    Thanks!!
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    I only went with my Mother during mine, and there was a separate tour for parents/guests. Most people had either one person with them, or came by themselves.
    I think I'll just bring my mum too, I'd be too scared on my own haha

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    (Original post by Kiimii)
    I should probably leave the extended family at home then

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    Ring each university concerned to ask how long things will last and whether there's anything that your family can do/will be invited to. Some universities run campus tours or similar for family, others will send them off to explore the campus or city on their own.

    If you're at a day that might last a few hours then don't be afraid to take more than just your mum - she can drop you off and wait with you and then go off and explore the local area with the rest of your family while you meet the staff/students.
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    Mums love to see the accommodation...
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Ring each university concerned to ask how long things will last and whether there's anything that your family can do/will be invited to. Some universities run campus tours or similar for family, others will send them off to explore the campus or city on their own.

    If you're at a day that might last a few hours then don't be afraid to take more than just your mum - she can drop you off and wait with you and then go off and explore the local area with the rest of your family while you meet the staff/students.
    that sounds like a good idea! thanks!!
 
 
 
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