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Sunday 29 May 2016

Double date for family as sisters will receive degrees on same day

By Lindsay Fergus

Published 03/07/2012

It will be a double celebration for the Nangle family from Londonderry today as sisters Emma and Cara both graduate from Queen’s University.

Emma is graduating with a law degree, while older sister Cara is graduating in medicine.

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“When Cara began her studies at Queen’s she loved it so much that I decided straight away Queen’s was for me,” Emma said. “I started my law degree two years later and, with my sister on hand to show me the ropes, I very quickly settled into university life.

“We have both loved our time at Queen’s and have made a great circle of friends, particularly those we met while living at the Elms Village. We have shared so much during our student days, so we were delighted to find out we would be graduating on the same day — although it did present a dilemma as we both wanted to wear the same pair of shoes. We settled the argument in the end by buying one pair each.”

Emma plans to return to Queen’s in September to study for a Masters degree, while Cara has secured a new job at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

They will celebrate their graduation alongside their mother, younger brothers Sean and James, and uncle Gerard.

Queen’s graduations today will include the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, School of Law and Institute of Theology.

Meanwhile Internationally renowned medical oncologist, Professor Bruce Chabner, American philosopher, Professor Martha Nussbaum, and social scientist and pro-vice-chancellor at Cardiff University, Professor Teresa Rees CBS will receive honorary degrees from Queen’s University today.

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