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Queen's University and Ulster University graduations: Full results and pictures July 7, 2015

Double delight as two childhood friends graduate on the same day

Childhood friends Hannah Donnelly and Kelly Templeton will be graduating during the same ceremony at Queen’s today, despite studying very different subjects.

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Hannah, from Finaghy, will receive her master’s degree in physics, while Kelly, who lives in nearby Dunmurry, will pick up her degree in English.

Although the pair have known each other since they were babies, they lost touch when Kelly’s family moved to England.

However, they were reunited when Kelly moved back to Belfast to start high school, and the pair have been inseparable ever since, even sharing a house during their time at Queen’s. They are delighted to be not only graduating at the same time, but also to be attending the same ceremony.

“Despite both studying very different subjects, we have both been afforded a vast arrays of opportunities and experiences at Queen’s,” said Hannah.

“Having been friends all our lives, it’s particularly special to be walking across the stage to collect our degrees together.”

Graduation will also mark a change in direction for the good friends.

Hannah plans to start a PhD at Queen’s, while Kelly is hoping to travel and train to teach English in Thailand.

 

Childhood friends Hannah Donnelly and Kelly Templeton will be graduating during the same ceremony at Queen’s today, despite studying very different subjects.

Hannah, from Finaghy, will receive her master’s degree in physics, while Kelly, who lives in nearby Dunmurry, will pick up her degree in English.

Although the pair have known each other since they were babies, they lost touch when Kelly’s family moved to England.

However, they were reunited when Kelly moved back to Belfast to start high school, and the pair have been inseparable ever since, even sharing a house during their time at Queen’s. They are delighted to be not only graduating at the same time, but also to be attending the same ceremony.

“Despite both studying very different subjects, we have both been afforded a vast arrays of opportunities and experiences at Queen’s,” said Hannah.

“Having been friends all our lives, it’s particularly special to be walking across the stage to collect our degrees together.”

Graduation will also mark a change in direction for the good friends.

Hannah plans to start a PhD at Queen’s, while Kelly is hoping to travel and train to teach English in Thailand.

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