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Double celebrations as mother and daughter graduate together

It was a day of family celebrations as a mother and daughter graduated from university on the same day.

Michelle Simcox and her daughter Ellie Challenor both graduated on the same day from Wolverhampton University

Michelle Simcox and Ellie Challenor from Wolverhampton were both dressed up in robes and mortar boards for their big day of graduating from Wolverhampton University as undergraduates.

The pair were part of two different ceremonies on Tuesday, with 47-year-old Michelle graduating with a 2:1 degree in Textiles at the 10.30am ceremony and Surface Pattern and 22-year-old Ellie with a first in English in the 2.30pm ceremony, both held at the Grand Theatre.

They joined thousands of students across a week completing their studies at the university across the week, with Michelle saying she had chosen to do a degree to better herself and study alongside her daughter.

She said: "We're a single parent family, so I wanted to do something for Ellie and to better myself for my daughter.