A Berwickshire couple were among 560 students graduating with The Open University in Scotland recently.
Paul and Linda Trickett, from Foulden, both attended the ceremony at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, Paul collecting his Master of Education (MEd) and Linda a BSc (Hons) in psychology.
Paul, 56, a maths teacher at Berwickshire High School, started his Masters in education three years ago. He is passionate about teaching and lifelong learning and is looking to do further study again in the future, but isn’t sure what direction he wishes to take. He started his working life as a mine worker and later studied envirnomental engineering at Newcastle University.
Linda, 59, is the co-ordinator at Coldstream Community Centre. She started her studies in 2010 when she started working for the Alzheimer’s Society. She missed out on the opportunity to study for a degree when she left school in the 1970s and it was her interest in social behaviour and the effects of the cognitive decline she witnessed working with people with dementia that led her to study again.
“I would like to follow up this degree with studies in the field of dementia, being actively involved with Berwick and District Friends of Dementia,” added Linda.