September 2020

Graduates in the spotlight in September 2020

Sinead Carville: HR, Financial Services

Sinead Carville: HR, Financial Services

MSc Human Resource Management, Jordanstown

Ulster graduate and Chief Human Resources Officer Sinead Carville – FinTrU’s 60-600 in four years.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Sinead Carville: HR, Financial Services in Business Eye

Gavan Corr: Co-Founder of new Tech firm

Gavan Corr: Co-Founder of new Tech firm

PGD Business Administration, Jordanstown

New York software firm Qarik, headed by Ulster alumnus Gavan Corr announces 50 new jobs for Belfast.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Gavan Corr: Co-Founder of new Tech firm in Silicon Republic

Cathal Friel: Business Entrepreneur

Cathal Friel: Business Entrepreneur

MBA, Jordanstown

EY Entrepreneur of the Year international finalist Cathal Friel, Exec Chair and Co-Founder Open Orphan Plc and graduate of Ulster University.

Located in: Dublin

Source: Read about Cathal Friel: Business Entrepreneur in The Irish Times

Beth Healy: Sport (Cricket)

Beth Healy: Sport (Cricket)

BSc Hons Sport and Exercise Sciences, Jordanstown

Ulster alumna Beth Healy ~ insights into the life of a team cricket manager.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Beth Healy: Sport (Cricket) in Cricketworld.com

Callum Irwin: Culinary arts

Callum Irwin: Culinary arts

BSc Hons Culinary Arts Management, Belfast

Ulster graduate Callum Irwin wins top culinary award.

Located in:  Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Callum Irwin: Culinary arts in Business Eye

Andrew Jenkins: Fintech

Andrew Jenkins: Fintech

MSc Computing and Information Systems and BA Hons Business Studies, Jordanstown

Andrew Jenkins graduate of Ulster and Fintech Envoy for NI talks to Sync NI.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Andrew Jenkins: Fintech in Sync NI

Chloe McCarron: Sport (Football)

Chloe McCarron: Sport (Football)

BSc Hons Sport and Exercise Sciences, Jordanstown

Sport and Exercise Science graduate Chloe McCarron signs professional contract with Birmingham City FC.


Located in: Birmingham City

Source: Read about Chloe McCarron: Sport (Football) in BBC Sport

Killian McLaughlin: Entrepreneur

Killian McLaughlin: Entrepreneur

BSc Hons Multimedia Computing and Design, Magee

Solicitor and Ulster alumnus Killian McLaughlin has created a woodland environment for dozens of rare creatures in Buncrana, Co Donegal - ‘Wild Ireland’.


Located in: Donegal

Source: Read about Killian McLaughlin: Entrepreneur in The Irish Times

Dr Hilary McLaughlin-Stonham: Author

Dr Hilary McLaughlin-Stonham: Author

PhD Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Hilary McLaughlin-Stonham’s publishes new book ‘From Slavery to Civil Rights’.

Located in: Coventry

Read more about Dr Hilary McLaughlin-Stonham: Author

Nicola Michael: Author

Nicola Michael: Author

MBA Business Administration, Jordanstown

Ulster graduate Nicola Michael publishes self-help book.


Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Nicola Michael: Author in independent.ie

Brendan Mooney: CEO, Tech

Brendan Mooney: CEO, Tech

DSc and BSc Hons Computing Science, Jordanstown

Kainos chief and Ulster alumnus Brendan Mooney receives IoD Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice.


Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Brendan Mooney: CEO, Tech in The Irish News

Jenni and Samantha Newell: Entrepreneurs, New Start-up

Jenni and Samantha Newell: Entrepreneurs, New Start-up

AB Business Studies, Jordanstown and BSc Hons Architectural Technology and Management, Jordanstown

UU graduates and sisters launch new business: ‘Tasty Grub Club’.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Read more about Jenni and Samantha Newell: Entrepreneurs, New Start-up

Brendan Rodgers: Author

Brendan Rodgers: Author

BSc Hons Biological Chemistry, Coleraine

Graduate, Brendan Rodgers writes new book: ‘Tire Engineering’.

Located in: Texas USA

Read more about Brendan Rodgers: Author

Chris Shannon: UU Enterprise

Chris Shannon: UU Enterprise

BSc Hons Marketing, Jordanstown

Alumnus Chris Shannon awarded the National Enterprise Educator Award (NEEA) Rising Star in Enterprise Education Award.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Chris Shannon: UU Enterprise in Ulster University