Past pupil Jack McSweeney, Head Boy from 2012-2013, came in to speak to a room packed with students keen to find out more about dentistry and his experiences at King’s College London, the top university in the UK for dentistry and 4th in the world.
From Year 10 up to Sixth Form, pupils heard about Jack’s daily life working at Guy’s Hospital with a London skyline from the 26th floor, and about the state-of-the-art equipment he gets to use on a daily basis. He spoke about the rapport you can build with patients as a dentist, and the fantastic career paths you can follow. He also told us about volunteering opportunities, such as going to South Africa this summer with the Dental Wellness Trust. It sounds amazing!
Jack was also part of the interview panel this year and had lots of helpful tips for prospective students who might be interviewed, whatever their subject. He advised students to make their personal statements specific and to use their work experience effectively to keep a record of what they have done.
Jack is a fantastic role model and it was a reminder to all the students to work hard, have determination and perseverance and high ambition. We hope to see him again next year!