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Graduates in the Spotlight - October 2017

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Louise Brogan

MSc Computing and Information Systems 2000 Jordanstown


Social Bee NI was founded four years ago by Ulster alumna, award-winning online marketer, social media consultant and trainer Louise Brogan and has recently been selected for the UK wide Small Business Saturday’s Top 100.

Source: Sync NI
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Easkey Britton

PhD Life and Health Sciences 2013 and BSc Hons Environmental Science 2009 Coleraine


Catching the next big wave still a passion for Donegal's five-time surf champion and Ulster University graduate, Easkey Britton.

Source: The Irish News
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Emma Carroll

BSc Hons Psychology 2004 Coleraine


Alumna and clinical psychologist Emma Carroll uses her own past experiences to help others.

Source: NI Jobfinder
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Olivia Farnan

MSc Computing and information Systems 2001 Jordanstown


Ulster University graduate, entrepreneur and mother of three Olivia Farnan is a finalist at the Invent 2017 awards with her innovative blanket for buggies.

Source: Silicon Republic
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Phil Glasgow

BSc Hons Physiotherapy 1996 Jordanstown


IRFU appoint Ulster alumnus Phil Glasgow to new Head of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation role.

Source: irishrugby.ie
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Simon Hunter

BA Hons Accounting 1997 Jordanstown


Hunter Apparel, led by Ulster alumnus and CEO Simon Hunter was award the ‘Best IT Innovation and Website’ Award in 2017.  The awards have been established to recognise the international uniform supply chain and to reward exceptional work wear, corporate clothing and PPE suppliers from around the world.

Source: Hunter Apparel
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Roy Kinnear

BSc Hons Combined Science 1985 Jordanstown


Flybe appoints Ulster alumnus Roy Kinnear as new Chief Commercial Officer.

Source: Business Eye
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Ursula Mayers

BSc Hons Property Investment and Development 2005 Jordanstown


Ulster alumna and chartered surveyor Ursula Mayers launches ‘alternative model’ for estate agency in Northern Ireland.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Rachel McBride

BDes Hons Design and Communication 2009 Magee


Ulster graduate Rachel McBride on how she has overcome disability to gain international recognition as an artist and launch two innovative businesses.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Jonathon McKim

BSc Hons Community Youth Work 2009 Jordanstown


Ulster graduate Johnny McKim runs a ground breaking social enterprise for inmates at Hydebank Wood College.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Maire Thompson

BA Hons Sport and Leisure Studies 1995 Jordanstown


Ulster alumna Maire Thompson, Principal of Malone Integrated College has been named head teacher of the year at the 2017 Pearson Teaching Awards.

Source: BBC
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Ronan Pairceir

DPhil Informatics 2003 Coleraine


NI company, AquaQ Analytics with Ulster graduate chief executive Ronan Pairceir wins £1m New York deal in data analytics.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Damian Wilson

Grad Diploma Computing 1993 Magee


Click Energy founder and Ulster graduate Damian Wilson on operating in one of Northern Ireland’s most competitive markets.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Sarah Weir

BA Hons Business Studies 2004 Jordanstown


Ulster alumna and former events manager Sarah Weir goes out on her own with new event management business, Weir Events.

Source: Belfast Telegraph