July 2021

Read the Graduates in the Spotlight stories for July 2021.

Katie Blythe: Environmental Consultant

Katie Blythe: Environmental Consultant

BSc Hons Environmental Science, Coleraine

Recent graduate of UU, Katie Blythe turns passion for environmental science into career.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Katie Blythe: Environmental Consultant in Ulster University

Lisa Brankin: Managing Director

Lisa Brankin: Managing Director

BA Hons Home Economics, Jordanstown

Ulster University graduate and Managing Director at Ford of Britain and Ireland Lisa Brankin on the company’s latest transformation.

Located in: England

Source: Read about Lisa Brankin: Managing Director in Irish Times

Kevin Cahill: Author

Kevin Cahill: Author

BA Hons English Literature, Coleraine

From Sandhurst to the Sunday Times, we explore the interesting and varied career of UU alumnus Kevin Cahill.

Located in: England

Source: Read about Kevin Cahill: Author in Read more about Cahill

Phoebe Carson: Entrepreneur

Phoebe Carson: Entrepreneur

BSc Hons Consumer Management and Food Innovation, Coleraine

Recent UU graduate, Phoebe Carson balanced her final year studies with baking business.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Phoebe Carson: Entrepreneur in Ulster University

John Deery: Filmmaker

John Deery: Filmmaker

PhD, MDes Design Communication and BDes Hons Design for Visual Communication, Belfast

PhD graduate John Deery shines spotlight on portrayal of mental health and suicide in filmmaking.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about John Deery: Filmmaker in Ulster University

Megan Doherty: Photographer

Megan Doherty: Photographer

BA Hons Photography, Belfast

Alumna of UU Megan Doherty’s photos that capture the wonder and weirdness of being a teen in Belfast.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Megan Doherty: Photographer in Anothermag.com

Lucy Drummond: Graduate

Lucy Drummond: Graduate

BSc Hons Business Studies, Magee

Business graduate with dyslexia Lucy Drummond hopes to inspire others to realise their potential.

Located in: Northern ireland

Source: Read about Lucy Drummond: Graduate in Newtownabbey Times

Sarah Friar: CEO (Tech)

Sarah Friar: CEO (Tech)

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Honorary graduate Sarah Friar wins Global Recognition Award at Annual Digital DNA Awards in Belfast.

Located in: USA

Source: Read about Sarah Friar: CEO (Tech) in Digital DNA.org

Tom Harty: Sport (Tennis)

Tom Harty: Sport (Tennis)

BSc Hons Business Economics with Accounting Studies, Jordanstown

UU graduate Tom Harty turns his passion for tennis into a business.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Tom Harty: Sport (Tennis) in Ulster University

Oliver Jeffers: Artist and Illustrator

Oliver Jeffers: Artist and Illustrator

BA Hons Visual Communication, Belfast

World-renowned visual artist and Ulster alumnus Oliver Jeffers has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Daytime Animated Program for HERE WE ARE! at the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

Located in: USA

Source: Read about Oliver Jeffers: Artist and Illustrator in OliverJeffers.com

Andrew Kelly: Managing Director

Andrew Kelly: Managing Director

BSc Hons Public Relations, Jordanstown

Ulster alumnus Andrew Kelly, owner of digital content creation company eightyfive90: ‘success is knowing you’ve done everything to be the best version of you’.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Andrew Kelly: Managing Director in The Irish News

Hilary McGrady: Director

Hilary McGrady: Director

BA Hons Design, Belfast

National Trust Director General Hilary McGrady on steering her organisation through the pandemic.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Hilary McGrady: Director in Evening Standard

Jolene McGroarty: Nutrition and Scientific Affairs

Jolene McGroarty: Nutrition and Scientific Affairs

BSc Hons Human Nutrition, Coleraine

Ulster University alumna Dr Jolene McGroarty on working with some of the world’s most renowned brands in Zurich.

Located in: Ireland

Source: Read about Jolene McGroarty: Nutrition and Scientific Affairs in Donegal News

Frances McKenna: Artist

Frances McKenna: Artist

BA Hons Fine Art, Belfast

Armagh artist and graduate of UU Frances McKenna bringing light after covid with solo exhibition.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Frances McKenna: Artist in Armaghi.com