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    Reapply imo. You are spending tens of thousands of £s so buy what you wnat and no regrets. You could get some decent work experience related to your course that would improve your reapplications.
    The problem with reapplying is that OP may not get accepted next year and be in the same place. Imperial only make offers to about 1 in 6. UCL about 1 in 3 so next year the same situation could apply. He has the choice of the 3 best unis for Maths outside Oxbridge and Imperial but isn't comfortable with these. The only other option is to go somewhere where he will feel comfortable irrespective of league tables and reputation.
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    The problem with reapplying is that OP may not get accepted next year and be in the same place. Imperial only make offers to about 1 in 6. UCL about 1 in 3 so next year the same situation could apply. He has the choice of the 3 best unis for Maths outside Oxbridge and Imperial but isn't comfortable with these. The only other option is to go somewhere where he will feel comfortable irrespective of league tables and reputation.
    He can informally contact his intended choices to ask them about his application and guage how far he was off and whether on their advice theres mucch he cna do to improve his chances. If ge wnats to spend tens of thousands of £s, then it should be for something he wants.
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    He can informally contact his intended choices to ask them about his application and guage how far he was off and whether on their advice theres mucch he cna do to improve his chances. If ge wnats to spend tens of thousands of £s, then it should be for something he wants.
    Informally they may tell him it's ok to (re-)apply, but still reject him. Depends on the strength of the other applicants.
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    Informally they may tell him it's ok to (re-)apply, but still reject him. Depends on the strength of the other applicants.
    They could, but as a responsible organisation they can give him some advice on how to proceed without commiting themselves. Making contact with and building rapport with the person in the department making the decisions can give you a competitive advantage and is much better than not knowing anything.
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    They could, but as a responsible organisation they can ive him some advice on how to proceed without commiting themselves.
    You are missing the point - as a responsible organisation they will be encouraging all applicants who are likely to meet the course requirements. That doesn't mean they will all get offers.
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    You are missing the point - as a responsible organisation they will be encouraging all applicants who are likely to meet the course requirements. That doesn't mean they will all get offers.

    Not missing the point at all.
    Is there more he can do to find out why he was rejected and how close he was to being accepted? yes.

    Is it worth getting feedback, so he can see where his application lies and what he cna do to make it stronger? yes.

    is it worth contacting the department, course organiser to build rapport and get some informal advice? yes.

    Its called feedback and using your initiative.

    I never said they will all get offers. It is useful for him to know whether his application was close or weak and whether theres other stuff he can do i,e get experience. He can then use that to decide whether he wants to reapply and improve his application. If the feedback is it was a weak application and he has no chance he can react accordingly.
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    Thanks for all your advice! I've emailed Imperial for feedback but they asked me to contact them again in April as they're too busy right now. I'm starting to warm to the idea of Warwick now. I'd spent the past couple of months imagining myself at Imperial so straight after the rejection it was hard to imagine myself anywhere else. I'm very well aware of how good the universities are which I hold offers from, I still need to visit Bath but I will probably end up firming Bath or Warwick and then go from there, I'm not one for taking risks and so I don't think it's likely that I will try applying for another uni through extra.
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    Thanks for all your advice! I've emailed Imperial for feedback but they asked me to contact them again in April as they're too busy right now. I'm starting to warm to the idea of Warwick now. I'd spent the past couple of months imagining myself at Imperial so straight after the rejection it was hard to imagine myself anywhere else. I'm very well aware of how good the universities are which I hold offers from, I still need to visit Bath but I will probably end up firming Bath or Warwick and then go from there, I'm not one for taking risks and so I don't think it's likely that I will try applying for another uni through extra.
    I think you should take your time. This does read more like rejection syndrome rather than genuine dislike of the other choices.


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