January 2018

Graduates in the spotlight - August 2017

Siofra Caherty

Siofra Caherty

MFA Multidisciplinary Design 2016 Belfast

Ulster alumna Síofra Caherty, owner of Jump The Hedges, a technical bag making company founded in North Belfast, has been listed as one of the top Irish women who is making us proud at the moment.

Source: Image Magazine
Daniel Crawford

Daniel Crawford

BSc Hons Biomedical Engineering 2011 Jordanstown

A 3D printed model of a kidney produced by Axial 3D headed by Ulster graduate Daniel Crawford has been used in a life-saving transplant operation in a medical first.

Source: The Irish Examiner
Dr Terry Cross OBE

Dr Terry Cross OBE

DSc 2016, HNC Business Studies 1977 Jordanstown

£6m whiskey distillery project run by alumnus and honorary graduate Dr Terry Cross secures planning approval.

Source: Lisburn Today
Niall Flanagan

Niall Flanagan

BA Hons Media Studies 2003 Coleraine

Ulster alumnus, Niall Flanagan – the man at the centre of daytime TV.

Source: The Impartial Reporter
Paula Grant

Paula Grant

BSc Hons Optometry 2015 Coleraine

Ulster University alumna Paula Grant, a challenger for a Curtis Cup place this year, closed with a 69 to finish in third in the South American Amateur Championship in Argentina.

Source: Golfnet
Bryan Greig

Bryan Greig

ABDIA Business Studies 2015 Jordanstown

The opportunities afforded to Bryan Greig at Ulster University were invaluable in giving him the confidence to take the plunge and start a business for himself - Guzzl.

Source: http://www.guzzl.me/
Alison Geddis

Alison Geddis

MBA 1998, PGD Management Studies 1995, MSc Biomedical Science 1992 Jordanstown/Coleraine

Alison Geddis, Ulster University graduate and local biomedical scientist starts a prestigious position as the new President of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Source: Institute of Biomedical Science
Alyson Hogg

Alyson Hogg

BA Hons Philosophy 1996 Coleraine

Skincare company Vita Liberata, run by Ulster alumna Alyson Hogg is acquired by US based Crown Laboratories In.

Source: NI Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

Diploma in Fuel Technology 1985 Jordanstown

Energy Trading Ireland headed by Ulster alumnus Michael Jackson to open cutting-edge control centre.

Source: Sync NI
Michael Lynch & Rebecca Millar

Michael Lynch & Rebecca Millar

BSc Hons Business with French 2016 Coleraine & BSc Hons Computing 2015 Coleraine

Zymplify which employs a number of Ulster graduates opens north coast offices.

Source: NI Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Anthony O’Rourke

Anthony O’Rourke

MSc Executive Leadership 2016 Jordanstown

PM Group appoints Ulster graduate Anthony O’Rourke to its Board.

Source: Irish Building Magazine
Matthew Paul

Matthew Paul

BA Hons Philosophy 1989 Coleraine

Matthew Paul recently had his debut poetry collection, The Evening Entertainment, published by Eyewear Publishing. Matthew recalls receiving encouragement from Martin Lynch, who was Writer-in-Residence at Ulster University, and having a poem published in 'Poetry Ireland Review' in 1987 alongside the late Professor Robert Welch.

Source: The Evening Entertainment
Gerry Mallon

Gerry Mallon

DSc 2015 & MBA 1993 Jordanstown

Ulster alumnus and honorary graduate Gerry Mallon takes up new role as head of Tesco Bank.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Hilary McGrady

Hilary McGrady

BA Hons Design 1988 Belfast

The  National Trust appoints Ulster University graduate Hilary McGrady as new Director-General.

Source: National Trust
Michael Quigg

Michael Quigg

BA Hons Drama 2014 Magee

On the hurling field timing is everything and for Ulster University graduate Micky Quigg, his timing off the field took him to pastures new.

Source: Derry Now
Paul Young

Paul Young

BA Hons Combined Studies in Art and Design 1995 Belfast

Animation studio Cartoon Saloon, co-founded by Ulster graduate Paul Young, receives Oscar nomination for their film 'The Breadwinner'.

Source: Derry Journal