Honorary Graduates Provide Support Messages for Class of 2020

We were delighted when some of our best known honorary graduates recorded messages of support for the Class of 2020.

   1 August 2020

The University recently held a day of virtual celebrations in honour of the graduating Class of 2020 and we were delighted to have some of our most notable honorary graduates record messages of support and encouragement for the new graduates to wish them well as they take their first steps on their journey after Ulster.

We are extremely grateful to all those honorary graduates, including Ulster University Chancellor, Dr James Nesbitt, who took the time to send a message. They included:

  • Former Irish Rugby Player, Tommy Bowe
  • Champion Jockey, AP McCoy
  • Leicester City Football Club Manager, Brendan Rodgers
  • Well-known stars from the world of entertainment, Bronagh Gallagher, Roma Downey and Sir Ian McKellen
  • Director General of BBC, Tony Hall
  • CEO of neighbourhood hub, Nextdoor, Sarah Friar
  • Justice of the UK Supreme Court, Lord Brian Kerr
  • BBC Journalist and Broadcaster, Wendy Austin
  • Nobel Prize winner, William C. Campbell

We pride ourselves on maintaining strong relationships with our graduates and honorary graduates and love when we can work together on campaigns. Following the strangest academic year in history, we are extremely proud of what this group of graduates has achieved and how their determination and hard work has paid off. It was fitting to see such heart-felt well wishes from some of our most recognisable alumni, words that we hope will give encouragement and motivation as the new graduates begin to carve out their future career paths.

For more on all of the virtual Class of 2020 celebrations, visit the Graduation website or check out Ulster University’s social media channels.

To find out more about Ulster University’s honorary graduates, visit the Alumni website.