April 2021

Read the stories for our April 2021 Graduates in the Spotlight.

Amy Bennington: Commercial Marketing Manager

Amy Bennington: Commercial Marketing Manager

BSc Hons Marketing, Jordanstown

Ulster graduate Amy Bennington Commercial Marketing Manager, Power NI – In the Spotlight.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Amy Bennington: Commercial Marketing Manager in The Irish News

Shauna Deery: Community Worker

Shauna Deery: Community Worker

BSc Hons Community Development, Magee

Derry community worker and Ulster alumna Shauna Deery takes up key new NI peace impact role.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Shauna Deery: Community Worker in Derry Journal

Sarah Friar: IT Executive

Sarah Friar: IT Executive

DSc

Operation HOPE adds honorary graduate Sarah Friar to its global board of advisors.

Located in: USA

Source: Read about Sarah Friar: IT Executive in PR Newswire

Eimear Gourley: Director

Eimear Gourley: Director

BEng Hons Civil Engineering, Jordanstown

UU alumna Eimear Gourley moves from Civil Engineering into Property Investment.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Eimear Gourley: Director in Derry Journal

Conall Halferty: Consultant

Conall Halferty: Consultant

BSc Hons Building Surveying, Jordanstown

UU graduate Conall Halferty helping Irish emigrants arriving in Canada.

Located in: Canada

Source: Read about Conall Halferty: Consultant in Derry Now

Gavin Halpin: Managing Director

Gavin Halpin: Managing Director

MA Documentary Practice, Coleraine and Dip Irish Language, Belfast

Paper Owl Films, headed by UU alumnus Gavin Halpin receives three nominations in the Irish Animation Awards.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Gavin Halpin: Managing Director in Irish Animation Awards

Danielle Hashemipour: Customer Services Manager

Danielle Hashemipour: Customer Services Manager

MSc Management, Jordanstown

Ulster alumna Danielle Hashemipour: getting a career in tech without having a tech background.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Danielle Hashemipour: Customer Services Manager in Sync NI

Emma Martin: Software Engineer

Emma Martin: Software Engineer

BSc Hons Marketing, Jordanstown

Ulster alumna Emma Martin has been nominated for the 2021 Rising Star shortlist, powered by Royal Bank of Canada.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Emma Martin: Software Engineer in Wearethecity.com

Matthew McGuigan: Animator

Matthew McGuigan: Animator

BSc Hons Cinematic Arts, Magee

Ulster alumnus, Matthew McGuigan picked up the Animation Award for 'The Forlorn Piscator' at the Royal Television Society NI 2021 Student Television Awards supported by NI Screen and the Department of Communities.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Matthew McGuigan: Animator in Belfast Live

Una O’Grady: Artist

Una O’Grady: Artist

BA Hons Fine and Applied Arts, Belfast

Artist and graduate Una O’Grady on finding inspiration on a family farm in Waterford.

Located in: Ireland

Source: Read about Una O’Grady: Artist in Irish Farmers Journal

Justin Parks: Chairman

Justin Parks: Chairman

BA Hons Design, Belfast

Ulster graduate and Chairman of Iberia GAA Justin Parks’ story shows the power of sporting inclusivity.

Located in:  Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Justin Parks: Chairman in GAA.ie

Colin Williams: Creative Director

Colin Williams: Creative Director

BA Hons Design, Belfast

Ulster graduate and Visiting Professor Colin Williams, Creative Director at Sixteen South receives four nominations in the Irish Animation Awards. Colin was also the AIB/UU Distinguished Graduate Award winner in 2017.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Colin Williams: Creative Director in Irish Animation Awards

Paul Young: Animator & Entrepreneur

Paul Young: Animator & Entrepreneur

BA Hons Combined Studies in Art and Design, Belfast

Cartoon Saloon, headed by Ulster graduate Paul Young receives nominations in multiple categories in the Irish Animation Awards.

Located in: Ireland

Source: Read about Paul Young: Animator & Entrepreneur in Irish Animation Awards