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More UCM students get top grades

Numbers expected to outstrip UK

Students at University College Isle of Man are celebrating, after another rise in the achievement rate for degree qualifications.

A record 83% of this year's UCM graduates attained either a first class or upper second class grade.

While comparable results from UK universities are not yet available, bosses say they are 'proudly confident' Manx students have outperformed them for a third year running.

Around 300 full and part-time students currently study degree courses at UCM.

But Higher Education Manager Gail Corrin denies exams are getting easier:

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