Degree Date For Dog

7 July 2015, 07:37 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

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A student and his dog will don graduation robes today after the pet helped his owner complete his university degree.

Jack Proctor, 34, joined forces with cocker spaniel Fudge to complete a series of assignments as he studied for his BDes (Hons) in design and digital arts at Edinburgh Napier University.

The six-year-old dog starred in Jack's introductory video and course work, and featured prominently in his dissertation.

To mark Fudge's supporting role in his owner's academic journey, the dog will join the graduation ceremony wearing bespoke robes made by Mr Proctor's wife.

Mr Proctor, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, said: "I know it seems eccentric, but Fudge has been part of my journey through uni since day one, so it just feels like a nice way to mark the journey's end.

"He was such a fundamental part of my dissertation that I even mentioned him in the acknowledgement section.''