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University of Worcester Celebrates its First Class Honours Students

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More than 300 students will graduate from the University of Worcester with First Class Honours this autumn.

A total of 325 students secured the top classification in their degrees and will graduate during a week of celebrations at Worcester Cathedral in November.

Among them are twins Thomas and Stephanie Moule.

The pair, aged 21, of Mill Lane, Drakes Broughton, near Pershore, told of their delight.

“We are both so pleased for each other and our parents are so proud that we have achieved this together, as are the rest of our family,” said Stephanie.

“Tom and I spend a lot of time together and get along extremely well.

“We have lots in common and have been able to support each other throughout our degrees.”

Thomas, who studied Computing, said he had chosen the University because of its brand new facilities, which provided the tools he needed to complete his degree.

He said he was “delighted” to achieve a First Class degree in a subject he has a passion for and hopes to find a graduate position in the future.

Stephanie, who studied Primary Initial Teacher Education, has secured a job in a primary school teaching Year 3 children from September.

“I was extremely happy to have achieved a high grade, making all the hard work worthwhile,” added Stephanie, who also studied along with her sibling at Pershore High School and Sixth Form.

There are also a number of mature students, who achieved the top classification, including Roy Goddin,from Barnstaple, who studied BA (Hons) Professional Practice in Education.

“To say I feel proud would be an obvious statement, and to define the feeling in itself would be impossible,” said 45-year-old Roy. “One word would never do it justice, yet too many would appear conceited. I feel remarkably humble to have been awarded a First, but am equally as proud of everybody who gained their degree, irrespective of the grade they received.”