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    I'm looking at when the last university open days are and I'm only just realising that applicant days exist too. I'm wondering if there's any point going to an open day when I could just go to an applicant day (provided I get an offer of course). There's only 5 universities that do the course I want so I don't really have many options
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    (Original post by lxlxlee)
    I'm looking at when the last university open days are and I'm only just realising that applicant days exist too. I'm wondering if there's any point going to an open day when I could just go to an applicant day (provided I get an offer of course). There's only 5 universities that do the course I want so I don't really have many options
    It's good to see a university before applying to it, so that you know you'd want to spend 3 years there. Otherwise there is very little point in applying. Applicant days have their uses too, particularly if you couldn't make an open day, both would be ideal.
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    Hi there. Open days are great for deciding whether to apply, and to get an initial sense of your favourites. At applicant days, the uni knows you have applied, so invest more time and give more detail, so its good for deciding final Firm, Ins choices. You're also further into the year and will have a clearer view of your grade expectations too.
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    It's good to see a university before applying to it, so that you know you'd want to spend 3 years there. Otherwise there is very little point in applying. Applicant days have their uses too, particularly if you couldn't make an open day, both would be ideal.
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    Hi there. Open days are great for deciding whether to apply, and to get an initial sense of your favourites. At applicant days, the uni knows you have applied, so invest more time and give more detail, so its good for deciding final Firm, Ins choices. You're also further into the year and will have a clearer view of your grade expectations too.
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    Personally I don't have the time or money atm to go to open days, not to mention I've been dealing with sickness.

    My plan is when I (hopefully) get some offers to go up properly to my uni choices probably the night before and have a proper feel of the city, then check out the applicant day. That way I can properly compare the unis and the towns.
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    (Original post by lxlxlee)
    I'm looking at when the last university open days are and I'm only just realising that applicant days exist too. I'm wondering if there's any point going to an open day when I could just go to an applicant day (provided I get an offer of course). There's only 5 universities that do the course I want so I don't really have many options
    If there’s only 5 you can apply to anyway, then I wouldn’t bother with open days, I would just go to the applicant days if you get an offer - applicant days are much mores specific and focused on showing you the university/course etc. At an open day you’re a potential applicant, whereas at an applicants day you’ve actually been given an offer so they will have all the lecturers out meeting potential students to convince them to come - i would definitely present to go to applicants day
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