Historic exam success is highly satisfying


The University of Manchester’s School of Dentistry is celebrating after being ranked top among all UK dental schools for student satisfaction.

The news follows the success of the School’s class of 2008 which made history in June by becoming the first year ever to achieve a 100% pass rate in the final examination of their Bachelor of Dentistry Surgery degrees.

Tradition dictates that should this remarkable achievement ever occur the students present the Head of School with a pair of white gloves; the presentation was made to Dr Nick Grey at the Graduation Ball.

Dr Grey said: “The excellent performance of our students in achieving a 100% pass rate and our top ranking for student satisfaction reflects the School’s commitment to placing student feedback high on the agenda.

“These successes are a credit to both our staff and students and I was both proud and delighted to be presented with the pair of white gloves.”

The success was celebrated by a School-wide photograph at the beginning of the Academic year and the white gloves are on display in the Head of School Office.


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