Family celebrate double degree joy

Barbara and Becky Morris.
Barbara and Becky Morris.

A mother and daughter from North Shields are celebrating after they graduated from university together.

Becky Morris, 22, achieved a 2:1 BA joint honours degree in childhood studies and guidance and counselling at Northumbria University, while her mum Barbara, 52, graduated with a masters in education.

Both are former pupils of Monkseaton High School and obtained their initial childcare and early years qualifications at Tyne Met College, Barbara in 1988 and Becky in 2010.

Barbara works at North Tyneside Council as a training and development officer for the Local Safeguarding Children Board while Becky currently works part-time with children with complex needs.