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Do you know an outstanding, talented and worthy Ulster University graduate and/or a graduate who volunteers their skills, expertise and time to the University? Why not nominate them for the prestigious Allstate NI graduate awards to publicly recognise their contribution.

Graduates from Ulster University are making an immense impact in business, research, sport, the arts, society and of course the University; we are extremely proud of their achievements, inspirational leadership, expertise and/or in-kind giving to UU. They are also giving back to their alma mater by volunteering their time and expertise to volunteer with the University, its students and fellow graduates.

We are delighted to partner with Allstate NI to recognise Ulster University students and graduates and the positive impact they are making to both the University and wider community.

The Allstate NI Distinguished Graduate Award is made to a graduate of the University in recognition of outstanding achievement in their chosen field and is presented during winter graduations. Past winners have come from fields including business, science, sport and education, and all have made a significant contribution in their area. Each year the winning graduate is presented with a bespoke trophy designed and made by a Belfast School of Art final year student.

The Allstate NI Graduate Volunteer Award recognises a former student’s significant commitment to the University through giving their time and expertise to help students, staff and fellow graduates.  A new award in 2022, this will also be presented during winter graduations.

Nominations can be made by fellow graduates, staff, students or members of the community so please help us recognise our graduates by making a nomination today. On our website, you will find details of the criteria for each award as well as nomination forms and a list of previous winners.

Roisin McNamara, Alumni Relations Manager at Ulster University commented:

“It is wonderful to recognise our student and graduate talent and reward their commitment to both the University and wider communities in this way.  As a university, we are immensely proud of our students and graduates.

I am delighted that Allstate NI are supporting these awards, as together we can celebrate the amazing contribution these individuals make in their studies, workplaces and society.”

John Healy, Managing Director at Allstate Northern Ireland added:

“We are delighted to continue developing our important long-term partnership with Ulster University by sponsoring these awards for the next three years.

Corporate Social Responsibility is embedded firmly into the culture at Allstate NI in many ways including our own volunteering programme, payroll giving scheme and Charities Committee.

“One of our core values is to ‘leave things better than we found them’ and these Ulster University awards recognise the efforts and successes of three dedicated individuals who each have striven to make a difference to society.

We hope by championing these awards we can not only recognise the deserving winners but also encourage others to lean into excellence and make the world a better place."

Please nominate now and help us acknowledge the incredible impact that our graduates are having. If you would like to know more about the awards or have any queries in relation to the nomination process, please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office.