May 2021

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

Gavin Halpin: MD, Animation

Gavin Halpin: MD, Animation

MA Documentary Practice, Coleraine and Dip Irish Language, Belfast

Paper Owl Films headed by UU alumnus Gavin Halpin won Best Writer for Preschool Animation for Pablo at the Irish Animation Awards.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Gavin Halpin: MD, Animation in Irish Animation Awards

Kevin Kingston: CEO, Banking

Kevin Kingston: CEO, Banking

MBA Business Administration, Jordanstown

Danske Bank CEO and UU alumnus Kevin Kingston is to retire.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Kevin Kingston: CEO, Banking in NI Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Dr Tara Shine: Environmental Scientist

Dr Tara Shine: Environmental Scientist

DPhil and BSc Hons Environmental Science with DAS, Coleraine

Dr Tara Shine, Co-Founder of  Change by Degrees and AIB/Ulster University Distinguished Graduate Award winner (2020) has been named as the overall Network Ireland Cork Businesswoman of the Year. Dr Tara Shine.com

Located in: Ireland

Source: Read about Dr Tara Shine: Environmental Scientist in Echo Live

Jordan Sloan: Sport (Swimmer)

Jordan Sloan: Sport (Swimmer)

BSc Hons Business Studies, Jordanstown

UU alumnus and swimmer Jordan Sloan selected for Team Ireland heading to Tokyo.  Jordan was a recipient of the Ulster University Sport Scholarship in both 2016 and 2017.

Located in: Northern Ireland

Source: Read about Jordan Sloan: Sport (Swimmer) in The Irish Times

Colin Williams: Creative Director, Animation

Colin Williams: Creative Director, Animation

BA Hons Design, Belfast

AIB/UU Distinguished Graduate Award winner (2017), Visiting Professor and Creative Director, of Sixteen South Colin Williams won the Best Animated Preschool Series award for Claude – Twinkle Toes Terry at Irish Animation Awards.

Located in: Northern Ireland

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

Nicholas Wilson: Director

Nicholas Wilson: Director

MSc Financial Services, Coleraine

Colliers adds research veteran and Ulster graduate Nicholas Wilson to Asia research team.

Located in: Singapore

Source: Read about Nicholas Wilson: Director in mingtiandi.com

Paul Young: CEO, Animation

Paul Young: CEO, Animation

BA Hons Combined Studies in Art and Design, Belfast

Oscar-nominated film Wolfwalkers from Kilkenny studio, Cartoon Saloon, headed by Ulster University graduate Paul Young was the big winner at the Irish Animation Awards.

Located in: Ireland

Source: Read about Paul Young: CEO, Animation in Breaking news.ie