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Graduates in the Spotlight - September 2017

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Bill Atkinson

MA Human Resource Management 2004 and MSc Business Improvement 2006 Jordanstown


Bill Atkinson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Usel (Ulster Supported Employment and Learning) in 2015 to drive Strategic Leadership, Innovation and a Circular Economy, under a social enterprise model.

Source: Usel
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Tommy Bowe

DSc 2014 and BSc Hons Construction Engineering and Management 2006 Jordanstown


Tommy Bowe launches Sports for Schools with Subway.

Source: Belfast Live
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Margaret Conway

BSc Hons Construction Engineering and Management 2006 Jordanstown


Margaret Conway from McAleer & Rushe has  become the first women to be named Construction Manager of the Year.

Source: McAleer & Rushe
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Graduate successes in Sri Lanka

Masters and PhDs


We are very proud of our international graduates, having studied at Ulster and now back in their home country.

Source: Emeritus Professor Rosalind Pritchard
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Oliver Jeffers

BA Hons Visual Communications 2001 Belfast


Ulster University graduate Oliver Jeffers, has won a prestigious accolade as part of the British Council’s Alumni Awards which recognise UK alumni now living in the United States.

Source: Ulster University
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Micah Jones

BA Hons Architecture 2007 Belfast


Architecture graduate Micah Jones appears on Channel 4’s Grand Designs with his ‘supershed’ design for his young family.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Nuala McAllister

DPhil History 1999 Coleraine MA Early Modern History 1993 Coleraine


Winner of the 2017 McCrea Literary Award.

The McCrea Literary Award was recently presented to Dr Nuala McAllister Hart, for Josef Locke, The People’s Tenor, her biography of the celebrated Irish tenor.

Source: Ulster University
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Alan McMurray

BA Hons Design 1992 Belfast


Northern Irish Sports Business McMurray buys Scottish rival.

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Source: The Irish Times
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Joseph O’Neill

MBA 1992 Jordanstown


Ulster alumnus Joe O’Neill named as new Chief Executive of Belfast Harbour.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Ryan O’Neill

BA Hons Dance 2008


Contemporary dancer and Ulster graduate Ryan O’Neill on performing in new show Pause and Effect in Belfast.

Source: The Irish News
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Myra Vennard

BA Hons English 1991 Coleraine


88-year-old poet and Ulster alumna Myra Vennard has been on a lifelong journey of learning.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Michael Yohanis

MSc Construction Business and Project Management 2012 Jordanstown


Michael Yohanis from McAleer & Rushe won the gold medal at the Construction Manager of the Year Award for his work in the construction of the £20m Royal Mile Hotel in Edinburgh.

Source: Construction Manager Magazine