First class twins Rebecca and Alexandra Hesketh have even more in common after scooping a top degree.
The 21-year-olds have graduated from Newcastle University with a first class BSc degree in Agriculture, from the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.
Alexandra studied Farm Business Management and Rebecca specialised in Agronomy, and the sisters have graduated with almost identical first class degrees.
Rebecca said: “It has been such a delight studying at Newcastle University. I have shared three great years with my colleagues and made such priceless friendships.
“The university experience helped us both grow. I found that being prepared to get involved in as many projects and activities as possible helped me make the most of my time in Newcastle.”
Alexandra added: “We worked hard to get to where we are now but it wasn’t without its challenges. Moving away from home for the first time to a new environment isn’t easy. But through the support of both the staff and our fellow students the transition was a lot easier.”
Growing up on a farm in Preston, Lancashire, the twins originally enrolled on separate degree programmes, yet soon realised that their passions lay within the agriculture degree.
Rebecca has landed a job in the agriculture sector and Alexandra is starting a summer work placement scheme.