A husband and wife from Libya both received their PhDs from the University of Liverpool at a ceremony at the Philharmonic Hall during Graduation week.
Faez Awad and Nasreen Aflaifel were both awarded PhDs from the University’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
Nasreen is an obstetrician and has been studying for a PhD in Women’s and Children Health since 2012 and her husband, Faez Awad, has been studying for a PhD in Infection Biology since 2011.
In addition to studying for their PhDs, the couple are also parents to four children who are aged eight, six, four and three years old.
The couple, who are originally from Libya, graduated with Masters degrees in 2010 from the University of Glasgow before coming to study for their PhDs in Liverpool.
Faez said: ”The time I spent at the University of Liverpool was an unforgettable experience. Liverpool is a beautiful city, with a great culture and an interesting history.”
Nasreen added: “We have really enjoyed studying at Liverpool and I would like to thank Professor Andrew Weeks for his support and excellent supervision. The city is fantastic and the friendliness of the Arab communities in the Liverpool has made us feel very welcome.”