Returning to a place with many happy memories was the Reverend Professor David Fergusson, who he was made an honorary Doctor in Divinity at Aberdeen University yesterday.
Modern technology proved a boon for theology graduate Mary Duncanson, who had never set foot in the campus before collecting her degree.
When Janet Blyth left primary school, she had no idea just how much it would help her further studies.
Graduating with fonder memories of Aberdeen University than most is Chloe Alexander.
It was the final day of graduations at Aberdeen University yesterday and the enthusiasm of those about to take their first steps into their chosen careers was as strong as ever.
Meeting tight essay deadlines and dealing with the pressure of university life can be difficult at the best of times - all the more so when you suffer from an eating disorder.
It's the dreaded subject that most schoolchildren hate.
When Rebecca Beadie started studying for her degree in mechanical engineering, she quickly realised she was going to be one of the few females in her class.
When two Aberdeen students started the same chemical engineering course five years ago, they never dreamed they would end up married by the end of it.
Starting university can be daunting - a new chapter in life with new people to meet and new challenges ahead.
It is not an obvious transition from music to geology, but that is exactly what one Aberdeen graduate has achieved within the last decade.
Years of work - both at university and in the office - have defined the student life of one Aberdeenshire woman.
For Ewan Roberts, university life was far from just sitting in lecture theatres and libraries.
It is more than 60 years since Dr Adam Watson graduated from Aberdeen University for the first time in 1952.
One Aberdeen University graduate will make the transition from geography to theology this summer during a trip to the USA.
An Aberdeenshire woman hopes her new qualification will help open the door to a job in her native Africa.
The first day of Aberdeen University graduations began this morning in jubilant style.