A student studying at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology is facing his career with a smile after been accepted in to the country’s top Dentistry School.
Glynn Atkinson, (26), who is currently finishing his Level 3 Access to HE course at the College has been accepted in to the University Dental Hospital of Manchester, one of England’s most modern dentistry schools.
The University has recently seen a £2.6 million face-lift and is recognised nationally for its innovation. It was also the first in the UK to introduce outreach clinical teaching, where students treat patients in the community.
Glynn has not only returned to college to get a qualification but has set out on his goal of becoming a Dental Surgeon.
Glynn has worked numerous full time jobs since leaving school after his A Levels but never felt challenged enough. Glynn said: “I have worked in engineering, electronics and my latest job has been personal training.
“But all the time I have had science and medicine at the back of my mind. I just didn’t feel fulfilled in my work so took the opportunity to return to education to complete a Level 3 Access to HE course.”
Glynn’s passion stems from his emotional link with dentistry after he wore braces for 18 months as a youngster. During a work placement in the summer of 2011, he realised dentistry was where he felt most at home and where he felt his skills matched the most.
The Level 3 Access to HE course is for those looking to return to education and to progress to Higher Education.
Lee Pryor, Deputy Head of Department at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology said: “This is fantastic news for Glynn and for us as a College. Glynn’s perseverance has paid off and he now faces a bright future at one of the country’s top dental schools.”
Glynn is now preparing for his five year course at Manchester and speaking about his experience, Glynn said: “As long as you’ve got the right approach, the determination then you can make a fresh start and achieve.”
For more information about Access to HE courses at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology call the Student Services Team on 08080 722 777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.