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Damian McGivern, Director of Employability at Ulster University receives the award from Ellvena Graham, President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Ulster University has been crowned a winner in Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Chamber Business Awards for 2017.

The University was awarded the ‘Education and Business Partnership’ award for Northern Ireland for its innovative and distinctive approach to employer engagement and business partnerships that supports  institutional priorities, the Northern Ireland Programme for Government and relationship building with local, national and international businesses.

The Chamber Awards is a highlight of the business calendar, showcasing the pivotal role local businesses play in the UK’s continuing growth story.

Damian McGivern, Director of Employability at Ulster University, said:

As part of our strategic plans at Ulster University we place student employability and business engagement at the heart of our activities ensuring that our learners are equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to excel in key industry sectors.

We work alongside businesses, from large global organisations to SMEs, to understand their current context, their short-term ambitions and long-term visions, their skills requirements and graduate needs, as well as considering the projections around our local economy.