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Aberdeen University Graduations 2018: Birthday girl has double the reasons to celebrate

Ashleigh Buchan now has diploma in legal practice. Photograph by Kami Thomson
Ashleigh Buchan now has diploma in legal practice. Photograph by Kami Thomson

Yesterday’s graduation ceremony was a memorable experience for many students as they officially completed their arduous law degrees.

But it was a double celebration for Ashleigh Buchan, who awsn’t just securing her degree, but toasting her 23rd birthday.

And she was understandably delighted that the two happy evenys had coincided.

She said: “It has been a great day. I have made so many friends here who I was able to celebrate both my birthday and my graduation with.”

Following the ceremony and a group photo with her fellow law graduates, Ms Buchan went out for a special dinner with her parents and brother.

She was thrilled to receive her diploma in legal practise, her second degree from Aberdeen University, after previously receiving a first in her law and accounting undergraduate course.

In the autumn, the graduate will embark on a new chapter of her life in Aberdeen by commencing a two-year traineeship with law firm Stronachs in the city centre.

She said: “It will be more practical and a very different experience to university. I am excited to begin my career properly.

“There has been a lot of studying and exams but the hard work has paid off now.

“It’s a really nice feeling to have the hard work and know you’ve passed everything safely. Everything has been worthwhile here.”

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