Partnerships With Purpose

Thank you to our business partners for their contributions and engagement at our University’s Partnerships with Purpose event.

We have been receiving thanks through a range of channels, interest in our graduate leadership programme, offers of new placement opportunities and bursary / sponsorship conversations.  We are pleased to share the presentations from this showcase event below.


Programme of Events
Time Activity
12 noonArrival, lunch


Professor Odette Hutchinson, PVC Academic Quality and Student Experience


Regional Talent and Skills Priorities

Mark Magill, Senior Economist, UU Economic Policy Centre


Ulster Student and Graduate Talent Solutions

Angela Scanlon, Director of Employability with UU Student Panel


Innovation and Research Collaboration

Professor Liam Maguire, PVC Research


Partnerships with Purpose: Executive Education and Apprenticeships

Professor Gillian Armstrong, Associate Dean - Development and Partnerships


Closing Remarks

Professor Terri Scott, PVC Academic Operations and Portfolio Development

Meet The Talent

Lauren Kelso
Cameron Turner
Ausby Rodriguez
Ethan Hill

Meet The  Partners

Angela Scanlon - Ulster University
Nikki Gregg - Fostering Network NI
Robert McKenna - Ulster University
Seamus McConomy - Ulster University
Lindsey Irwin - NI Civil Service
Jayne Taggart - Causeway Enterprise

Further Information

  • Benefits of Partnerships

    Ulster works with organisations of all sizes, across all sectors and each year over 2,000 students undertake professional roles in local, national, and international settings.

    We are committed to developing work-ready graduates and focused on offering our students access to valuable and impactful work experience opportunities at varying start dates.

    Attracting and retaining the very best talent is important for any ambitious company and there are many ways Ulster students can add value to your business.

    At Ulster, we support business continuity through our placement and internship programmes, which offer you new levels of flexibility. We are currently seeking employers to work with us to provide university placements, internships, and work experience opportunities.

    We understand that your online presence is an important part of your recruitment strategy and can support you with campaigns across a range of social media platforms and targeted emails.

    Each year we promote over 7,000 local, national, and international opportunities to students and graduates on Handshake, our Careers Platform.

  • Get in touch 

    For further information on Ulster University Partnerships and recruiting student and graduate talent please contact our team