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Woman graduates at 71

Published: Friday, 02 January 2009   Category: Life after graduation

A woman has shown there is no age limit on education as she has become a graduate at the age of 71.

Pamela Slater has finished her part-time studies after eight years, securing a BA (Hons) in history at Teeside University in the process.

She commented that she had originally intended to move into further education when she was 16-years-old, but an illness to her father meant the plans were put aside.

Ms Slater added: "When I collected my certificate at the graduation ceremony I felt like it had come 50 years late. It's a great sense of achievement."

Elsewhere, Ben Roberts, who has suffered from chronic fatigue condition since he was 12, also recently completed his history degree at the university.

In related news, there are set to be graduate jobs available in the accountancy sector in 2009, according to Louise Campbell, managing director Ireland at recruitment services firm Robert Walters.

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