Should You Bring Your Parents To Your Open Days?

Open days are a fantastic way to make your mind up about choosing one university over another, but should you bring the folks along with you?

Open days are one of the key factors that you need to take into consideration when making decisions about which universities you should attend. Not only do you get an in-depth look at what the course offers and what activities are available, but you can also scout out the local area too.


Many students choose to make the trip on their own or with friends, but are there benefits of bringing your parents to university open days? Let’s examine the pros and cons: should you bring your parents to your university open days?

Yes, bring them along!

They are going to be an excellent sounding board for you, answering all of your questions or pointing you in the right direction when it comes to things like welfare and accommodation.

No, leave them at home!

Open days are mostly geared towards young students, and there will be large crowds there where your parents themselves may feel uncomfortable – like being in the middle of a rock concert.

As you can see there are many things to consider when choosing whether or not to bring your parents to your open days. If you decide against bringing them, there’s always the option of going with a relative such as a fun aunt, cool uncle or older sibling who will likely be more laidback than mum or dad.


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