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    A young friend of mine asked for advice on his university options for Mathematics. He's very bright, so of course I recommended that he apply to Cambridge, but of course he needs four more options.

    Back in my day, applying to Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College, Warwick, Bristol and UCL were known to be some of the very best. I was therefore inclined to recommend that he choose those universities.

    However, as I knew that my information was not entirely up-to-date, I had a look at more reputable information, and have discovered that Imperial is currently at a rather disappointing #20 in the UK, and UCL #25.

    I must admit that I was slightly suspicious of these rankings. I was slightly puzzled by how Imperial could hold a lower place nationally than it does worldwide, but then I guess things have changed. I had a look at the employment breakdown to be sure, and sure enough, Lancaster boasted a score of 82, with Imperial and UCL scoring a mere 68 and 65 respectively. I would have recommended Warwick, but their students were not very satisfied with feedback.

    I have therefore recommended that he apply to:
    Cambridge, Lancaster, Central Lancashire, Stirling and Liverpool John Moores.


    These are some of the most highly ranked by the Guardian, so they must therefore be the very best. I am slightly disappointed that I couldn't recommend Imperial College, but with its low ranking and poor employment score I would feel terrible as he would not be able to get a job from what I now know to be such a mediocre institution.
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    A young friend of mine asked for advice on his university options for Mathematics. He's very bright, so of course I recommended that he apply to Cambridge, but of course he needs four more options.

    Back in my day, applying to Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College, Warwick, Bristol and UCL were known to be some of the very best. I was therefore inclined to recommend that he choose those universities.

    However, as I knew that my information was not entirely up-to-date, I had a look at more reputable information, and have discovered that Imperial is currently at a rather disappointing #20 in the UK, and UCL #25.

    I must admit that I was slightly suspicious of these rankings. I was slightly puzzled by how Imperial could hold a lower place nationally than it does worldwide, but then I guess things have changed. I had a look at the employment breakdown to be sure, and sure enough, Lancaster boasted a score of 82, with Imperial and UCL scoring a mere 68 and 65 respectively. I would have recommended Warwick, but their students were not very satisfied with feedback.

    I have therefore recommended that he apply to:
    Cambridge, Lancaster, Central Lancashire, Stirling and Liverpool John Moores.


    These are some of the most highly ranked by the Guardian, so they must therefore be the very best. I am slightly disappointed that I couldn't recommend Imperial College, but with its low ranking and poor employment score I would feel terrible as he would not be able to get a job from what I now know to be such a mediocre institution.
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    (Original post by Upper Echelons)
    A young friend of mine asked for advice on his university options for Mathematics. He's very bright, so of course I recommended that he apply to Cambridge, but of course he needs four more options.

    Back in my day, applying to Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College, Warwick, Bristol and UCL were known to be some of the very best. I was therefore inclined to recommend that he choose those universities.

    However, as I knew that my information was not entirely up-to-date, I had a look at more reputable information, and have discovered that Imperial is currently at a rather disappointing #20 in the UK, and UCL #25.

    I must admit that I was slightly suspicious of these rankings. I was slightly puzzled by how Imperial could hold a lower place nationally than it does worldwide, but then I guess things have changed. I had a look at the employment breakdown to be sure, and sure enough, Lancaster boasted a score of 82, with Imperial and UCL scoring a mere 68 and 65 respectively. I would have recommended Warwick, but their students were not very satisfied with feedback.

    I have therefore recommended that he apply to:
    Cambridge, Lancaster, Central Lancashire, Stirling and Liverpool John Moores.


    These are some of the most highly ranked by the Guardian, so they must therefore be the very best. I am slightly disappointed that I couldn't recommend Imperial College, but with its low ranking and poor employment score I would feel terrible as he would not be able to get a job from what I now know to be such a mediocre institution.
    please stop trolling.
 
 
 
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