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... for all your applications? Just wondering...
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Uhhh, yep

Most of my friends didn't thought, but it's a good idea to visit before you put it down.
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I have to admit I didn't as I went to Kent and fell in love with the campus.

And as they had changed their entry requirements, all of the Uni's had the same requirements, so I decided to aim for Kent, or simply retry the next year. However going on the open day did help :yes:
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yep, for every one apart from hertfordshire because I had no intention of going there and didn't have the money to travel there anyway :p:
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I did I'm so excited about last year I wanted to see every aspect of my soon-to-be university. I'm kind of hoping they'll ask me to start before September...I wouldn't mind being a janitor or something...
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I went to all except one because I didn't like the look of it that much in the end.
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Yep. It's definitely worth it!
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No, but I would have if I live in the UK!
I actually was on the Open Day of CSSD after I firmed it, lol. But it was good though, because I looked at it as a prospective student and not as an applicant - and I still love it.
The same for London itself - it actually makes a huge difference after you know you'll be living there for at least 3 years.
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I only went to one (Newcastle), but had seen Manchester uni and Lancaster uni on our sixth form's uni trip, so didn't see the point
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I visited four of the five universities I applied to pre-app. [I visited a handful of others as well that I decided not to apply to.] After submitting my application, I revisited 3 of those 4 and went on an open day for the fifth.

I would never firm something without seeing it - it is too big a decision to make. But, maybe it is just me that feels like that.
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Went seeing Leeds twice after i had got my offer, but before i firmed it, to see the department and the accommodation. Went seeing Liverpool before i even did my UCAS, snd went to swansea for an interview. Didnt see Edinburgh or Nottingham, was gonna wait for the departmental open days, but they both rejected me
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Nope, just Cambridge.
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I only visited Bristol on a proper Open Day, because I fell in love with it and picked my other four universities based on prestige and the logic that most people are happy wherever they end up. I went to UCL for interview, and that involved a tour, although a lot of the buildings I'd be taught in weren't built yet, so it wasn't that useful in terms of seeing facilities!
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Well my parents helped me out with choosing which Universities to put on my application, based upon what they had seen/heard about them. They had had to go around quite a few when my brother was applying.

I visited each University that gave me an offer, so I could make a proper choice about where to go.
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I went to the open days for my first and third choices. I confirmed my insurance place on UCAS without seeing it, which was a huge mistake. I'd done a lot of research on the place and knew a lot about it but actually going there and listening to the tutors talk and getting a feel for the atmosphere made me realise that I didn't like it as much as I thought I would have. Luckily for me, I didn't end up going there (came very close though!)
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I went to all of them except for the one I'm at now.
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(Original post by affinity89)
I would never firm something without seeing it - it is too big a decision to make. But, maybe it is just me that feels like that.
Well but the many international applicants - especially not from the EU - aren't able to afford visits to all their choices and offers. They may don't go to interviews either - distance interview though.

I think it's good too! But there are people who haven't seen their university and are still happy with it. It's worth the risk. :yep:
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(Original post by JenniferRebecca)
Well but the many international applicants - especially not from the EU - aren't able to afford visits to all their choices and offers. They may don't go to interviews either - distance interview though.

I think it's good too! But there are people who haven't seen their university and are still happy with it. It's worth the risk. :yep:
I didn't suggest everyone should visit, just that I personally wouldn't be happy to make that decision without doing so.

It is difficult as an international student I know and some of the open days I went to were rather useless - I felt miffed traveling for 4 hours to get to them let alone traveling across continents lol.
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I went to open days for 3 out of my 5 universities, and in retrospect I don't think I should have bothered applying to the other 2 because I had no intention of going to them even if they were the only offers I received.
I really recommend them though, it gives you a real feel of what life in the uni might be like and I found (at least with the unis I applied to) that I got much more specific information about course structure, content etc. than I could find online.
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Yes plus 1 other that I was going to apply to but didn't after seeing it at the open day. I didn't want to end up somewhere I wasn't going to like for the next 3 years.
If you can afford to visit as many as possible...do!
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