December 2020

Graduates in the spotlight in December 2020

Arthenice Ornela Batchanou: Systems Analyst

Arthenice Ornela Batchanou: Systems Analyst

BSc Hons Business Studies, Birmingham

Interview with Arthenice.

Located in: Cameroon

Source: Read about Arthenice Ornela Batchanou: Systems Analyst in Graduate

Cathal Friel: CEO

Cathal Friel: CEO

MBA, Jordanstown

Irish company run by UU alumnus Cathal Friel to develop world’s first human challenge trial for Covid 19.

Located in: Ireland

Source: Read about Cathal Friel: CEO in The Irish Times

Norman Heaney: Engineering Manager

Norman Heaney: Engineering Manager

BSc Hons Computing Science, Jordanstown

UU graduate Norman Heaney - a day in the life of an Engineering Manager at Puppet.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Norman Heaney: Engineering Manager in Sync NI

Robert McConnell: Entrepreneur

Robert McConnell: Entrepreneur

MSc International Business, Magee and BEng Hons Engineering Management, Jordanstown

Alumnus of UU Robert McConnell has been appointed Chair of the Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Robert McConnell: Entrepreneur in NI Fishery Harbour Authority

Brian McDowell: President (Insurance)

Brian McDowell: President (Insurance)

PG Dip Computing and Information Systems, Magee and BA Hons Banking and Finance, Coleraine

Northern Irish Connections – interview with UU alumnus Brian McDowell, President of IOA Personal Lines and Small Business Unit.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Brian McDowell: President (Insurance) in NI Connections

Katie McFarland: Architect

Katie McFarland: Architect

MSc Geographic Information Systems and BSc Hons Geography with Computing, Coleraine

UU alumna Katie McFarland appointed Solution Architect at ESRI.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Katie McFarland: Architect in womenmeanbusiness.com

Adrian McNally: Manager (Hospitality)

Adrian McNally: Manager (Hospitality)

BA Hons Hotel and Tourism Management, Magee

Irish News Higher Flyers - graduate of Ulster University, Adrian McNally, General Manager of Titanic Hotel, Belfast.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Adrian McNally: Manager (Hospitality) in The Irish News

Dr Tara Shine: Adviser climate & sustainability

Dr Tara Shine: Adviser climate & sustainability

DPhil and BSc Hons Environmental Science with DAS, Coleraine

Interview with Dr Tara Shine as part of The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.  The RI Lecture series was started by Michael Faraday in 1825 and is now broadcast on national television every year as the UK’s flagship Science Series.

Located in: Ireland

Source: Read about Dr Tara Shine: Adviser climate & sustainability in The Royal Institution

Ethan Smyth: Artist

Ethan Smyth: Artist

BA Hons Fine Art, Belfast

UU graduate Ethan Smyth shares his pubs during lockdown illustrations.


Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Ethan Smyth: Artist in Belfast Live