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    How many, and how far did you travel?
    How many days did you take off school/college to go?
    Have you applied to anywhere without visiting?
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    when i was looking i looked at like 11- although that was because i was undecided whether to do history, geography or combined history and geography.
    travelled up to 3 hours car journey away to the likes of Sheffield. only put down uni's i had visited
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    I went to a grand total of 5 open days. 3 in Glasgow (Strath, Cale & Uni of), 2 in Edinburgh (QMU & Uni of), did it in 2 trips with a 14hr round journey each time.

    I didn't take any days off school/college, I had already finished 6th form by that point, having decided to take a year out for experience/money/time to make my mind up!
    I ended up applying to Cale & QMU out of the ones I visited. The other 3 didn't actually offer my chosen degree (occupational therapy) I just went to them while I was up there to make sure I definitely didn't want to do any other degree, as I had sort of considered teaching, social work and nursing.
    I applied to 3 other unis, that I hadn't visited. However, before making my final decision I did attend interview/applicant days to get a better idea of the unis themselves.
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    royal holloway, queen mary, and going to SOAS next wed
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    I visited four universities.
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    None, didnt need to as my choices were chosen via the process of elimination. :yep:
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    I didnt go to any until I had an offer for them.

    319 miles to Queens
    209 miles to Glasgow Uni
    106 miles to Oxford Brookes
    127 miles to Bangor Uni...

    took about 5 days off school I think. And it was all a waste of time and money in the end as I dropped out and am going to a Uni 35 miles away :rolleyes:
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    How many, and how far did you travel?
    Lancaster (*2) [One pre- and one post-]
    Hull (*2) [One pre- and one post-]
    Bangor (*2) [One pre- and one post-]
    Cardiff
    Nottingham
    Birmingham
    Keele
    Warwick (*2) [Both post-]

    12 open days.
    7 pre-application.

    Furthest distance was Cardiff as I live in Manchester.

    How many days did you take off school/college to go?

    Birmingham was a trip with college. [1]
    Cardiff [2]
    Warwick (both times) [4]

    The rest were weekends or holidays.

    Have you applied to anywhere without visiting?
    Warwick.

    I wouldn't have firmed anywhere without visiting though.
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    I went to Newman Uni college in Birmingham, Bishop Grosseteste University College in Lincoln, Huddersfield, York St John and Worcester. Travelled from Ipswich to each of these which was costly and time consuming.

    How many days did you take off school/college to go?
    None, but I took a day off work to go to one.

    Have you applied to anywhere without visiting?
    Nope because I've been to Sheffield Hallam before so didn't need to go.

    Definitely recommend going to open days before you decide where to apply. I went to 5 open days in total and the first one which was Newman College Birmingham completely changed my mind about applying there.
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    Goldsmiths, Kent, Canterbury Christ Church, Royal Holloway, Essex, Anglia Ruskin = 6

    Either Royal Holloway or Anglia Ruskin were the furthest away.

    I visited all of them before I sent my UCAS application off (I'm so glad I did as originally Goldsmiths was my first choice, but after visiting it I quickly changed my mind...)

    Think I took...2 days off school?
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    i went to 3 open days, Kent, Coventry and Portsmouth

    Coventry and Portsmouth were probably the furthest away

    applied to the two above

    took two days off out of college
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    How many, and how far did you travel?
    I went to two actual open days - Essex and Kent - and a general Uni of London one to cover King's (I got shown around King's by my mate who's there...)

    How many days did you take off school/college to go?
    Just the one. The Essex one was in half term and the Kent was on a Saturday.

    Have you applied to anywhere without visiting?
    I didn't officially "visit" Cambridge although I'd been to the actual city and wandered about. And yeah, Sussex, although I sent my boyfy there on my behalf to nose around, and he found out some useful stuff.
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    3. Oxford, Cambridge and UCL.
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    (Original post by Tinkerbee)
    I didnt go to any until I had an offer for them.

    319 miles to Queens
    209 miles to Glasgow Uni
    106 miles to Oxford Brookes
    127 miles to Bangor Uni...

    took about 5 days off school I think. And it was all a waste of time and money in the end as I dropped out and am going to a Uni 35 miles away :rolleyes:
    I'm sure those visits did help you piece together what you wanted to do..they probably weren't a complete waste of time
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    I applied to all of my choices without visiting. And i went on two open days: UEA and Exeter. 5 hours driving to get to UEA, and 6 hours on the train to get to Exeter. I took 3 days off to go to Exeter, and UEA was in half-term.
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    (Original post by raspberryice)
    I'm sure those visits did help you piece together what you wanted to do..they probably weren't a complete waste of time
    :redface: Not really... since I swapped to a completely different course. I'm just rubbish at decisions

    Did get time off school and lots of free pens so all is good :awesome:
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    I went to one open day at Manchester Uni but visited Oxford (Plus residential)
    Just one day off
    I applied to Imperial, Leeds and Lougborough without visiting.
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    (Original post by Tinkerbee)
    :redface: Not really... since I swapped to a completely different course. I'm just rubbish at decisions

    Did get time off school and lots of free pens so all is good :awesome:
    ahh im crap at decisions too!!
    yay for the pens though!
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    I went to one open day (Cambridge). Didn't get in.:mad:
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    One last year (Queen Mary) one this year (Leicester) for English.
 
 
 

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