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A Day at the Races: Ascot

The QIPCO British Champions Day was the most popular day of the year this year at Ascot for students. With £10 student tickets and an afterparty DJ with headliner Basement Jaxx, what more could a student want at a day at the races?

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Ascot was accommodating to the student lifestyle on the day since you are permitted to bring in one bottle of sparkling wine per packed lunch in a cool bag (these are sold by various supermarkets by the till for around £2.50) or hamper. This allowance is excellent for us students when we generally don’t have a lot of money to spend on food and drink at an expensive place like Ascot.

What’s more, is that a return train ticket to Ascot from Reading is only £4.45 with a railcard and Ascot train station is only a ten-minute walk from the racecourse.

Ascot is a great excuse to get dressed up and have a day out that is unlike any other you would have on a Saturday during your year at university. We as students are lucky to get an offer so good once a year considering it costs around £30 for a normal ticket to Ascot in the Queen Anne’s Enclosure.

So, if you are interested and can get a group of friends to attend, I recommend going for the day next year if you are a first, second, postgraduate or placement year student- it is one of those student-friendly events that is not to miss!

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