Studying abroad for a year was one of the highlights for one Aberdeen graduate as he picked up his first class degree.
Luke Thorley, from Ellon, was watched by family members as he graduated in zoology from Aberdeen University yesterday.
The 22-year-old said the water polo team at the university had also become like a second family to him during his time studying.
Luke spent time at the University of Guelph in Canada during his second year.
He said: “I went on an exchange to Canada and I loved it. It was a big highlight for me. Instead of doing my second year here I was able to go across there which was a great experience.
“I also play water polo and I loved the team. Getting to know them was great. I think one of the best things about Aberdeen University is the people really make it worthwhile.
“Everyone you meet like the staff are always very accommodating and helpful.”
Luke won a student competition called The Big Name on Campus during his time as a student.
Luke said: “It was through the student newspaper. They do a competition where your friends nominate you and people then vote for you.
“The person with the most votes after the final is then known as the big name on campus. That’s the person who gets best known for their antics.
“It was during my fourth year when I was also working hard.”
Luke is hoping to go on to do a Masters degree in microbiology.