Something that sticks in my mind about the university application process is all the doubts that were constantly running through my mind. I was worrying about everything; ranging from whether or not I was ready to move out to whether I would make any friends. A lot of those doubts played on my mind right up until I moved into halls and started uni, which I think is absolutely fine because going to uni is a massive step and can be kind of daunting. However, on the day I started at Edge Hill there were two things that I definitely didn’t have doubts about: whether or not I’d chosen the right university and whether or not I’d like my course. I was absolutely positive I would love Edge Hill and its English Literature programme, and I would say that is mostly down to the fact that I attended both an open day and an applicant visit day.
Visiting universities is a really important part of the application process because it helps you to get a feel for the place that you’re going to be spending the next three or so years of your life. There are some universities that I visited that I thought looked perfect down on paper but when I went to visit they just didn’t feel right. When I first visited Edge Hill for an open day I immediately took a liking to it, but I had a few doubts because there was another university I liked too and Edge Hill was just so far away from home. So when I received an invitation to attend an applicant visit day I leapt at the chance to go back and make a final decision. Applicant visit days allow you to visit the campus, and also have a taster session of your course. This is definitely extremely useful if you’re not 100% sure about your choice of subject. For me, this only made me more excited to get started on my degree. And by the end of the day, I couldn’t have been more positive that Edge Hill was the place I belonged.
If you have any doubts at all about your chosen university or course I cannot recommend attending an applicant visit day enough. It really helped me to make a final decision and I definitely don’t have any regrets.