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should i bring one of my parents to my uni offer holder day?

like what is the norm for this? am i meant to go alone i’m very confused
I think you can. I've been to QMUL for an open day, and like half of the people had brought a parent along. You certainly don't need to though, it was an even split.
Original post by cherrykisses
like what is the norm for this? am i meant to go alone i’m very confused

Hi,

I work on offer holder events regularly and for the most part people bring someone with them. Normally it is a parent but some people prefer to bring a friend or someone else to calm their nerves. Equally, other people come alone. It's completely up to you and what makes you comfortable so you can get the most out of the day.

-Beth (Lancaster Student Ambassador)
Original post by cherrykisses
like what is the norm for this? am i meant to go alone i’m very confused

Whether you want to take your parents is a matter for you. I went to my sons and most had parents there. I think it is useful to have somebody to speak to on long journeys and to have a second pair of eyes and ears.

What is likely to happen though is that the universities will split you from your parents as it is you they want to impress as it will be you studying there. Sometimes they will have separate talks for parents or may suggest the parents visit the town or city for an hour or so whilst they try and sell the university to you, At the end of the day the primary reason for visit days is to sell the university to prospective students to get them to choose that university. It also gives the student the chance to learn more about them.
Original post by cherrykisses
like what is the norm for this? am i meant to go alone i’m very confused

Hey there 😀

When it comes to attending Open Days, it is common for students to bring along someone - whether it is parents or friends. Universities typically welcome your companions warmly and have no issues with it.

In my opinion, having someone accompany you can be advantageous. An extra set of eyes and ears can offer a different perspective on the university. Your companion might notice or inquire about something you had not considered, which could be important. So having that second opinion can be really valuable.

I hope it was helpful 💪 Feel free to reach out if you have any questions 😉 You can also chat with me or other students directly through The Ambassador Platform.

Take care,

Julia
Psychology student
De Montfort University
It doesn’t matter, some do, others don’t.

Unis are understanding that some students rely on parental support for travel and guidance & they also know other students parents can’t attend (even if applicants want them there).

They will accommodate either way, in general these days are very relaxed just showing you facilities, providing insight how the course is structured, and give you an open forum to ask as many questions as possible (these are really just an opportunity for applicants to get comfortable with the environment and make an informed decision about where is best for them).
Original post by cherrykisses
like what is the norm for this? am i meant to go alone i’m very confused
Hi @cherrykisses,

It's completely up to you if you would like to bring your parents to an offer holder day. I brought my parents along to my offer holder day as I found it useful to chat to them throughout the day and get their thoughts. A recent offer holder day I worked at had a mixture of those attending on their own and those who brought their friends or family along so either way is completely fine.

I hope you have a great day 😊

Sarah

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