February 2021

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

Angela Bennett: Director (Security)

Angela Bennett: Director (Security)

PGD Accounting, Jordanstown

Diamond Systems Director and graduate of UU, Angela Bennett honoured at UK Women in Security Awards.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Angela Bennett: Director (Security) in Diamond Systems

Niamh Campbell: Journalist

Niamh Campbell: Journalist

MA Journalism, Coleraine

UU graduate Niamh Campbell shortlisted for the NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2020 in the Sports Journalism category for work with BBC Sport NI.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Niamh Campbell: Journalist in Twitter @niamhcam94

Ciaran Devine: Entrepreneur

Ciaran Devine: Entrepreneur

BA Hons Hospitality Management, Jordanstown

Ireland’s newest energy provider, Bright, founded by Ulster alumnus Ciaran Devine, wins ‘Best Electricity Plan’ in 2021 Bonkers.ie awards.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Ciaran Devine: Entrepreneur in Irish Business Focus

Conor Donnan: Historian

Conor Donnan: Historian

BA Hons History, Coleraine

Ulster graduate, Conor Donnan has been awarded a prestigious Irish Echo ‘Irish 40 under 40 awards’ in the ‘Building for Tomorrow category’.

Located in: USA

Source: Read about Conor Donnan: Historian in Irish Echo

Paul Feely: Director

Paul Feely: Director

PGC Business Administration, Jordanstown

Ashview Consultants appoint UU graduate and current Master’s student Paul Feely as new UK Director.

Located in: England

Source: Read about Paul Feely: Director in Construction News

Lucinda Graham: Designer

Lucinda Graham: Designer

BA Hons Textile Art, Design and Fashion, Belfast

What will the post-pandemic fashion world look like?  Lucinda Graham UU alumna is one of a number of young Irish designers focusing on sustainability.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Lucinda Graham: Designer in Independent.ie

Brian Humphries: CEO (Tech)

Brian Humphries: CEO (Tech)

BA Hons European Business Studies, Coleraine

Ulster alumnus Brian Humphries named as one of the Tech CEOs that are dominating today’s business world.

Located in: Ireland

Source: Read about Brian Humphries: CEO (Tech) in CEO Magazine

Scott King: Entrepreneur

Scott King: Entrepreneur

PhD and BEng Hons Mechanical Engineering, Jordanstown

High Flyers: Dr Scott King, co-founder of Pinnacle Growth Group and graduate of Ulster University.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Scott King: Entrepreneur in Irish News

Paul McCusker: Vice President

Paul McCusker: Vice President

MBA Business Administration, Jordanstown

Ulster alumnus Paul McCusker on relocating to Amsterdam with AES and his role as Vice President at Fluence.

Located in: Amsterdam

Source: Read about Paul McCusker: Vice President in armaghi.com

Oran McGonagle: Entrepreneur

Oran McGonagle: Entrepreneur

BSc Hons Business Studies with Computing, Jordanstown

UU Business graduate Oran McGonagle living and working in Boston, USA.

Located in: USA

Source: Read about Oran McGonagle: Entrepreneur in Derry Journal

Stephen McKenna: Coach (Soccer)

Stephen McKenna: Coach (Soccer)

BSc Hons Sports Studies, Jordanstown

Ulster graduate Stephen McKenna – women’s soccer coach at North Carolina State University.

Located in: Ireland

Source: Read about Stephen McKenna: Coach (Soccer) in The Irish Times

Caitriona McLaughlin: Artistic Director

Caitriona McLaughlin: Artistic Director

PGD Biomedical Science and BSc Hons Biological Science, Coleraine

Alumna Caitríona McLaughlin appointed Artistic Director at the Abbey Theatre.

Located in:  Ireland

Source: Read about Caitriona McLaughlin: Artistic Director in Leitrim Observer

Belinda O’Neill: Entrepreneur

Belinda O’Neill: Entrepreneur

ADV DIP Management Practice, Jordanstown

Ulster alumna Belinda O’Neill on founding creative brand Be Inspired to Be.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Belinda O’Neill: Entrepreneur in The Female Lead

Maurice Parkinson: Horticulture and garden designer

Maurice Parkinson: Horticulture and garden designer

MBA and PGD Management Studies, Jordanstown

UU graduate Maurice Parkinson on owning Ballyrobert Gardens - 6 acres of countryside and woodland and a Royal Horticultural Society Partner Garden.


Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Maurice Parkinson: Horticulture and garden designer in News Letter