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Graduation becomes family affair

Alison and Tony Horrocks
The pair said the occasion was more special because they were together

A grandfather and his granddaughter have graduated from the same Suffolk university on the same day.

Tony Horrocks and his granddaughter Alison Horrocks, graduated from University Campus Suffolk (UCS) on Thursday.

Mr Horrocks, 75, was awarded a BA (Hons) in Individual Studies, while his 21-year-old granddaughter was awarded a BA (Hons) in Business Management.

The pair, who are both from Suffolk, received a 2:1 in their degrees.

Ms Horrocks said: "Although we had separate lectures and did different courses we often helped each other out and could always rely on my granddad for good advice."

Mr Horrocks said: "Being able to celebrate our achievements together here today makes the whole occasion that much more special."

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