Identical twins have graduated with the same degree after scoring the same marks - and now they are both starting their careers at the same firm.
Hollie and Mel Walker, 22, from Eaglescliffe in Teesside, have achieved first class honours in law at Northumbria University.
They are also celebrating awards for achieving the highest grades in employment law, scoring identical marks despite answering different questions.
Mel said: "It's amazing because we've been there all the way, pushing each other. So to finally graduate, and with a first, is just brilliant.
"We help each other out and revise together for exams because it can be really tedious."
Hollie added: "We just motivate each other. We naturally get compared because we are twins and we always want to do better than each other. But it's great to get a high achievement together."
Away from their studies, both Mel and Hollie also worked in the same jobs, waitressing at Newcastle Civic Centre and helping the university's student recruitment teams, as well as helping with the Newcastle United Foundation.
They will now begin a year out before starting their two-year training contracts with Newcastle-based firm Ward Hadaway.
Jamie Martin, managing partner, said: "It is certainly unusual to have twin sisters starting their legal careers at the same firm and has not happened before at Ward Hadaway.
"Melissa and Hollie are outstanding students and we look forward to welcoming them.”
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