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Graduates in the Spotlight - August 2017

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Roy Adair CBE

MBA 1991 Jordanstown


Honorary graduate and Chief Executive of Belfast Harbour Commissioners, Roy Adair to receive the Ireland-U.S. Council’s Cúchulainn Award.

Source: NI Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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Kevin Anderson

BSc Hons Nursing (Mental Health) 2012 Magee


Alumnus Kevin Anderson, a dyslexia sufferer who left school at 16 with no qualifications tells of how he became a mental health nurse.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Pete Boyle

BA Hons Business Studies 1995 Jordanstown


Argento owner and Ulster alumnus Pete Boyle hosts Junior International Canoe Polo Championships.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Michael Budden

BSc Hons Interactive Multimedia Design 2012 Jordanstown


Belfast firm co-founded by Ulster graduate Michael Budden secures Invest NI funding as part of a three year growth strategy.

Source: Invest NI
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Barbara Creed

LLB Law and Government 2003 Jordanstown


Ulster University graduate Barbara Creed appointed Partner at A&L Goodbody.

Source: Insidermedia.com
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Sinead Doherty

BSc Hons Psychology 2017 Magee


Ulster graduate Sinead Doherty whose brother took his own life, is working to end taboo surrounding suicide.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Kyle Gawley

MA Multi-Disciplinary Design 2011 Belfast


Ulster graduate and developer of events app 'Get Invited' Kyle Gawley enjoys life as a location independent entrepreneur.

Source: Belfast Live
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Sara Hall

BA Hons Combined Arts 2003 Coleraine


Ulster graduate and fashion designer Sara Hall is featured in Vogue with her luxury capes and coats.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Neville Isdell

DSc 2007


Honorary graduate and CHQ Dublin Chairman Neville Isdell talks of facing his fears.

Source: Independent.ie
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Joan Burney Keatings

BA Hons Business Studies 1997 Jordanstown


Graduate Joan Burney Keatings, Chief Executive of Cinemagic, on how she is shaping the careers of thousands of budding filmmakers.

Source: News Letter
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Steven Legge

BSc Hons Interactive Multimedia Design 2008 Jordanstown


Big Pixel Creative appoints Ulster University design graduate Steven Legge as new director.

Source: NI Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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Lisa May

BA Hons Theatre Studies 1996 Coleraine


Bruiser Theatre Company’s artistic director, founder and Ulster graduate Lisa May celebrates the company’s 20th anniversary.

Source: The Irish News
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Sir Malcolm McKibbin

MBA 1991 Jordanstown; DPhil Architectural Technology and Management 1987 Jordanstown


Former head of NI civil service and Ulster University alumnus Sir Malcolm McKibbin joins Co-operation Ireland board.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Kirsty McManus

MBA Business Administration 2007 Jordanstown


Alumna Kirsty McManus takes up her seat as IoD Northern Ireland National Director.

Source: Business First Online
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Beverley Pollington

BSc Hons Applied Psychology 2004 Jordanstown


Ulster alumna and entrepreneur Beverley Pollington – how we made our business.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Lord Diljit Rana

DUniv 1999


Honorary graduate Lord Rana tells of fleeing Pakistan aged 9 following partition from India.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Richard Simms

DSc 2017 BA Hons Sport and Leisure Studies 1996 Jordanstown


Ulster alumnus and honorary graduate Ricky Simms on being leading sports agent to Usain Bolt and Mo Farah.

Source: Belfast Telegraph