October 2020

Graduates in the spotlight in October 2020

Catherine Brennan: Financial Adviser

Catherine Brennan: Financial Adviser

BA Hons Banking and Finance, Coleraine

UU graduate, Cathy Brennan was awarded ‘Highly Commended – Financial Adviser of the Year 2020 for Scotland and Northern Ireland' at the Professional Adviser’s Women in Finance Advice Awards.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Catherine Brennan: Financial Adviser in Professional Adviser.com

Mary Carty: Entrepreneur

Mary Carty: Entrepreneur

Adv Dip Management Practice, Jordanstown and MA Irish Visual Culture, Belfast

Alumna Mary Carty is inspiring and supporting the next generation of female entrepreneurs.

Located in: Ireland

Source: Read about Mary Carty: Entrepreneur in Irish Tech News

Julie Gray: Entrepreneur

Julie Gray: Entrepreneur

BA Hons Business Studies, Jordanstown

Graduate of Ulster Julie Gray who wowed Dragons' Den, secures £350k funding to bring innovative design to market.


Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Julie Gray: Entrepreneur in Belfast Live

Margo Harkin: Artist

Margo Harkin: Artist

BA Hons Art and Design, Belfast

Artist and UU graduate Margo Harkin was recently appointed as one of the new members to Aosdána, the affiliation of creative artists in Ireland.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Margo Harkin: Artist in Ulster University

Oliver Jeffers: Artist

Oliver Jeffers: Artist

BA Hons Visual Communication, Belfast

Interview with UU alumnus Oliver Jeffers on his latest book about changing the world through whimsical drawings and verse.

Located in: New York, USA

Source: Read about Oliver Jeffers: Artist in The Irish Times

Terry Kane: Marketing & Digital Transformation

Terry Kane: Marketing & Digital Transformation

HND International Tourism and Hospitality, Belfast

Best of Belfast podcast: Facebook Senior Executive and Ulster alumnus Terry Kane.

Located in: United Arab Emirates

Source: Read about Terry Kane: Marketing & Digital Transformation in NI Connections

Michael Knight: MD, Plastics

Michael Knight: MD, Plastics

HND, Mechanical Engineering, Jordanstown

High Flyers Q&A: Ulster graduate and Managing Director of Donite Plastics, Michael Knight.


Located in: Belfast

Source: Read about Michael Knight: MD, Plastics in The Irish News

Emma Martin: Software Engineer

Emma Martin: Software Engineer

BSc Hons Marketing, Jordanstown

UU alumna Emma Martin wins Tech Disruptor Award at Code First Girls Code Fest Awards.

Located in:  Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Emma Martin: Software Engineer in Linkedin

Brian McGurk: Author

Brian McGurk: Author

BA Hons Business Studies, Jordanstown

Alumnus Brian McGurk publishes new book: ‘Stand Out’, about branding and its evolution, practice and power in today’s digital age.

Located in: Dublin

Source: Read about Brian McGurk: Author in Ulster Univesrity

John McGurk: Director, Manufacturing

John McGurk: Director, Manufacturing

BA Hons Design, Belfast

UU Alumnus and Director of AJEA, John McGurk wins the Engineering category at this year’s INVENT 2020 competition organised by Catalyst NI.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about John McGurk: Director, Manufacturing in Catalyst NI

Tina McKenzie: Entrepreneur

Tina McKenzie: Entrepreneur

BA Hons Philosophy, Coleraine

Alumna Tina McKenzie scoops lifetime achievement accolade.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Tina McKenzie: Entrepreneur in Belfast Telegraph

Margaret Molloy: Chief Marketing Officer

Margaret Molloy: Chief Marketing Officer

BA Hons European Business Studies, Coleraine

Alumna Margaret Molloy included in Top 20 of 2020 B2B Marketing Expertise.

Located in: New York, USA

Source: Read about Margaret Molloy: Chief Marketing Officer in exob2b.com

Nollaig O’Sullivan: Sport (Psychologist)

Nollaig O’Sullivan: Sport (Psychologist)

MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology, Jordanstown

Ulster graduate and Sport Exercise Psychologist, Nollaig O’Sullivan, explains the role of sports psychology in helping athletes with anxiety.


Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Nollaig O’Sullivan: Sport (Psychologist) in The Irish Times

Noel Quinn: Accountancy

Noel Quinn: Accountancy

BA Hons Accounting, Jordanstown

Accountancy graduate Noel Quinn taking the lead in youth development in Major League Soccer in Minnesota.

Located in: Minnesota, USA

Source: Read about Noel Quinn: Accountancy in Belfast Media

Jonathan Rea: Sport (Superbikes)

Jonathan Rea: Sport (Superbikes)

DSc

Honorary graduate Jonathan Rea clinches sixth successive World Superbikes title.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Jonathan Rea: Sport (Superbikes) in BBC Sport

Kevin Seaward: Teacher

Kevin Seaward: Teacher

BSc Hons Sport and Exercise Sciences, Jordanstown

Personal best for UU graduate Kevin Seaward at World Half Marathon, in build-up to next year’s Olympics.


Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Kevin Seaward: Teacher in Belfast Telegraph

Dr Tara Shine: Adviser climate & sustainability

Dr Tara Shine: Adviser climate & sustainability

DPhil and BSc Hons Environmental Science with DAS, Coleraine

Ulster graduate and climate scientist Tara Shine appointed to senior UN role.


Located in: Ireland

Source: Read about Dr Tara Shine: Adviser climate & sustainability in The Irish Times

Richard Spratt: CEO, Charity

Richard Spratt: CEO, Charity

MBA Business Administration and MBS Master of Business Studies, Jordanstown

UU alumnus Richard Spratt is the new Chief Executive, Cancer Focus NI.


Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Richard Spratt: CEO, Charity in NI Chamber of Commerce and Industry