Fitties with firsts: A photoshoot

Beauty AND brains?!

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Most of us mere mortals are happy to settle with our 2:1s. They might guarantee us middling grad jobs and dull small talk on first dates with unimpressive Tinder matches, but they’ll never make us happy the way a first would. The only consolation is imagining that at least the weirdos with firsts don’t have a social life, at least they don’t have a good aesthetic, at least they’ll never be as fit as you.

But then these beauties come along, and your pathetic 2:1 has no defence.

Adam Payne, Literature and Politics at Liverpool

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Sensual

“To be honest it hasn’t really sunk in – it’s just an email for me at the moment. Come graduation it will all probably feel a bit more real. I did put a lot of effort in when it mattered so I’d be fibbing if I said I wasn’t chuffed. I’ve been taken out for a lot of meals as a result so I have no grounds to complain.”

Sofia Jassim, Architecture at Nottingham

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‘Architecture is literally blood sweat and tears’

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‘You cut yourself making models, you run around getting your work done and you break down in tears every other weekend’

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Sofia asked the builders working on her house to help with her photos

“I’m still struggling to believe it. I never thought I was gonna get one so I let myself have more of a social life than most Archis.”

Laura Reid, PPE at Manchester

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A smiley snap with her first class dissertation

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Lucky Laura is holidaying in the South of Spain right now to celebrate

Natural beauty Laura got a prize from the Dean for outstanding achievement. She told us: “I dean see that comin’.”

Bobby Palmer, English at Leeds

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A gentleman and a scholar

Humble Bobby says: “The general consensus from relatives is the university must have made a mistake.”

Matt Roberts, History at York

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Those dimples

“By getting a first i have proved to myself that I can consistently produce work of a high standard and form coherent and original arguments from a wide variety of sources.”

Shraiya Thapa, Spanish and Portuguese at Edinburgh

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Shraiya asked the visiting boiler man to snap this pic

Keen Brazil fan Shraiya spent her year abroad studying in Rio. She said it feels “awesome” to get a first. “It was such hard work having to go to South America for a year.”