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August 2018

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Paul Allen

MBA, Jordanstown

Tayto boss and Ulster University graduate Paul Allen buys over McErlains bakery.

Source: Ulster Business
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Orla Barry

BA Hons Fine Art, Belfast

Ulster alumna and artist Orla Barry on her journey into the land of shepherding.

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Caroline Currid

MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology, Jordanstown

Four All Ireland titles with four different counties – the Ulster alumna who’s the most sought-after woman in GAA.

Source: Irish Independent
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Roma Downey


Honorary graduate Roma Downey is announced as official patron of Foyle Hospice.

Source: Derry Now
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Simon Hunter

BA Hons Accounting, Jordanstown

Hunter, led by Ulster alumnus Simon Hunter, was awarded ‘Best Managed Major Contract'  by UK National Awards for the Professional Clothing Industry in June 2018. Hunter also won a shared award with Virgin for ‘Best Business Manager’ and was highly commended in the ‘Made in UK’ award.

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Rachael Lucas

BA Hons English, Coleraine

Author and graduate of Ulster University Rachael juggles working as an author, coach and freelance writer.  She is the author of Wildflower Bay, Coming Up Roses and Sealed With a Kiss.

Source: Graduate
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Andrew McCracken

BSc Hons Interactive Multimedia Design, Jordanstown

Ulster graduate and entrepreneur Andy McCracken on his vision for GoFyt’s place in the fitness app industry.

Source: Silicon Republic
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Ryan Reilly

BSc Hons Physiotherapy, Jordanstown

Recent Ulster graduate Ryan Reilly travels to Portugal to compete in the World University Cycling Championship Road Race.

Source: UUSU Sport