Three sisters from Woodbridge have graduated as nurses from the University of Suffolk, following in their mum’s footsteps.
Aneetta, Anjel and Aleena Shibu Mathew are quadruplets. Their sister, Aneesha, joined them at their graduation ceremony.
Aleena “A few years back when mum graduated as a nurse from the University of Suffolk, I asked if I could wear her gown. She said ‘one day you will get here as well’ so today, I have reached that milestone. It’s a challenging course but you definitely get a lot of joy out of it. We were all pleased that we were able to go to the same university. We came along to one of the Open Events and everyone was so lovely and helpful, there was a great atmosphere.”
Anjel said “I feel amazing. It’s been a big journey to get here. It’s great seeing everyone today. It’s an exciting day celebrating with my sisters.”
Aneetta said, “I had my sisters by my side throughout which made a big difference. They were there as a support mentally and through all the work too especially reflecting back at the end of the day of a covid shift.”
Aleena, Anjel and Aneetta are all working at the Royal Papworth Hospital as newly qualified nurses.
Students from the School of Health and Sports Sciences graduate from the University today as ceremonies continue on the Ipswich Waterfront.
University of Suffolk Press Office