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Latest news from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.


Ulster University Professors recognised in New Year’s Honours List 2020

Ulster University Professors recognised in New Year’s Honours List 2020

28 December 2019

World-renowned artists and graduates of Ulster University Colin Davidson and Oliver Jeffers speak candidly on the secrets to their success

Belfast’s Lyric Theatre played host to a special evening of art, discussion and insight as a captive audience enjoyed an intimate Ulster University showcase which covered success, stories and past studies.

18 December 2019

Christmas gift brings artistic masterpiece to Ulster University’s Belfast campus

Ulster University, Belfast City Council and National Museums NI will work in partnership this Christmas to exhibit world famous painting ‘Saint Cecilia’ by Giovanni Francesco Romanelli at Ulster University’s Belfast Campus.

11 December 2019

Triple Ulster University Journalism ‘Awards for Excellence’ nominations

Ulster University staff and students have been shortlisted for three prestigious UK-wide industry awards for journalism excellence, in the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Awards for Excellence 2019.

25 November 2019

Ulster Academics lead the way at the 17th SCoTENs Annual Conference

The 17th Standing Conference on Teacher Education, North and South (ScoTENS), took place on 17 and 18 October with the theme of ‘Leadership across Boundaries: Challenges for Educators and Teacher Educators’.

31 October 2019

Ulster University celebrates outstanding academic impact with three National Teaching Fellowships

Ulster University celebrates outstanding academic impact with three National Teaching Fellowships

5 August 2019

Ulster University students showcase their skills at The Open

Ulster University second-year Media students have put theory into practice by working in key roles during The 148th Open Championship. The students were part of the group of 100 Ulster University students who secured work and volunteering

31 July 2019

Ulster's Doctoral College secures top 10 position in PhD rankings

Ulster’s Doctoral College secures top 10 position in PhD rankings

30 July 2019

All for the love of Irish

All for the love of Irish

8 July 2019

Eamonn Baker honoured by Ulster University

Eamonn Baker honoured by Ulster University

8 July 2019

Piper honoured by Ulster University

Piper honoured by Ulster University

4 July 2019

Student entrepreneur has ambitions to turn her degree into an award winning business

Student entrepreneur has ambitions to turn her degree into an award winning business

8 July 2019

How a linguistics student from Ulster University helped a young boy from Iraq

How a linguistics student from Ulster University helped a young boy from Iraq

5 July 2019

HBO Vice President honoured by Ulster University

HBO Vice President honoured by Ulster University

3 July 2019

Ulster University PhD student fights for social justice

Ulster University PhD student fights for social justice

4 July 2019

The Power of the PhD at Ulster

The Power of the PhD at Ulster

3 July 2019

Honorary Graduate: Dr Tony Macaulay

Honorary Graduate: Dr Tony Macaulay

2 July 2019

Honorary graduate Gary Lightbody talks candidly about highs and lows of his career so far

Honorary graduate Gary Lightbody talks candidly about highs and lows of his career so far

4 June 2019

New framework to improve integration support

New framework to improve integration support

3 June 2019

Oluwashina Akinsanmi named winner of Ulster University's 3MT® Final

Ulster University Doctoral College has held its final of the Three Minute Thesis competition for its second year

31 May 2019

Meet the talent of tomorrow at Ulster University Graduate Fashion Show

Ulster University will showcase Northern Ireland’s most exciting emerging designers at its annual Graduate Fashion Show.

20 May 2019

Civic conference calls for sustained action to address sectarianism in Northern Ireland

Civic conference calls for sustained action to address sectarianism in Northern Ireland

14 May 2019

Ulster University celebrates excellence in research and business

Ulster University celebrates excellence in research and business

9 May 2019

National Museums NI and local universities unite for research collaborations

National Museums NI has, today, announced the formation of a new strategic partnership with both Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast to enhance cross-institutional collaboration in a bid to advance cultural research, maximise public

10 April 2019

Ulster University showcases cutting edge research at Imagine Belfast Festival

Ulster University has unveiled an exciting programme of events at the forthcoming Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics. As a funder of the unique festival, the university is organising seven events on 25 March designed to showcasing its

22 March 2019

Ulster University launch creative learning space on the Coleraine campus

Ulster University launch creative learning space on the Coleraine campus

25 January 2019

Applications open for Belfast’s first youth busking competition

Beyond Busk, Belfast’s first youth busking competition is searching for musicians, street entertainers, dancers, magicians and performers for a showcase of the best young talent in music, arts and street performance.

23 January 2019

Ulster University Law Lecturer Dr Mark Simpson Appointed to the Scottish Commission on Social Security

The Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People, Ms Shirley-Anne Sommerville, today announced the appointment of Dr Mark Simpson as Member of the Scottish Commission on Social Security

7 January 2019

Unveiling of ‘Art Unwrapped’ special exhibition as Christmas gift to the city of Belfast

Unveiling of ‘Art Unwrapped’ special exhibition as Christmas gift to the city of Belfast

14 December 2018

IFA director scores distinguished graduate award

Michael Boyd, Director of football development at the Irish Football Association (IFA) has been named as First Trust Bank /Ulster University Distinguished Graduate of the Year.

11 December 2018

Ulster University student swaps mayoral robes for graduation gown

Ulster University student swaps mayoral robes for graduation gown

10 December 2018

Ulster University's international musician in residence Ivan Ilic to perform on Magee campus

Pianist and International Musician in Residence Ivan Ilic

10 December 2018

Research project demonstrates urgent need to revisit the conversation about a Bill of Rights

Research project demonstrates urgent need to revisit the conversation about a Bill of Rights

10 December 2018

ARK publication highlights how public opinion has changed since Good Friday Agreement

A survey which highlights how public opinion has changed in Northern Ireland since the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement in 1998 has been launched by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University -

27 March 2019

ARK report shows public support for refugees in Northern Ireland

A research report released today by ARK, a joint initiative between Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast, has found support among the public for asylum seekers and refugees in Northern Ireland.

27 March 2019

Ulster University Chamber Choir hits a high note with upcoming Carnegie Hall performance

Ulster University Chamber Choir are heading to New York for a performance in Carnegie Hall titled ‘The Great War: Commemorating 60 years’. Esteemed composer Paul Mealor will conduct ‘Requiem: The Souls of the Righteous’ and Patrick Hawes the

9 November 2018

'Teacher Education Tutors' Practice in ICT: North and South' study shows attitudes on ICT vary greatly between ages, locations and subjects

Professor Roger Austin and Dr Stephen Roulston from Ulster University’s School of Education, along with colleagues from QUB and Dublin City University have been awarded the Inaugural John Coolahan Award for their research report on ‘Teacher

25 October 2018

Northern Ireland’s textile past, present and future: reviving the William Liddell Collection

Two new exhibitions ‘Shuttle & Shafts’ and ‘Linen Lace Concrete’ at the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum will showcase Northern Ireland’s rich textile heritage and exciting future.

16 October 2018

Ulster University research shows right to a fair trial can be in danger if individuals go to court without legal representation

Report calls for cultural change and enhanced provision of information that will improve understanding of court procedures, processes and overall experience of going to court without a lawyer.

14 September 2018

Study shows how victims of domestic violence benefitted from the peace process in Northern Ireland

Study shows how victims of domestic violence benefitted from the peace process in Northern Ireland

13 September 2018

Ulster University joins €6.5m initiative to fund student mobility

Ulster University will be providing more opportunities at doctoral level for students as part of the University Alliance’s Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) following a multi-million Euro award from the European Union.

11 September 2018

Creative Industries partnership will drive the generation of over £6 billion for the local economy

Creative Industries partnership will drive the generation of over £6 billion for the local economy

7 September 2018

Queen's University and Ulster University co-host research excellence showcase event

Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University today co-hosted a research excellence showcase event at the Ulster Museum.

7 September 2018

Universities working together to deliver City Deal projects that make a difference

Universities working together to deliver City Deal projects that make a difference

27 August 2018

Honorary Graduate: Dr Elaine Way

Honorary Graduate: Dr Elaine Way

10 July 2018

Cancer survivor graduates with first class honours from Ulster University

Cancer survivor graduates with first class honours from Ulster University

9 July 2018

Local folk music star hits the right note at Ulster University

Local folk music star hits the right note at Ulster University

10 July 2018

Determined father of five graduates after family business he headed went bust

Determined father of five graduates after family business he headed went bust

5 July 2018

Honorary Graduate: The Very Reverend Dr John Owen Mann

The Very Reverend Dr John Owen Mann

10 July 2018

4th of July Celebrations in Washington for Ulster University Graduate

4th of July Celebrations in Washington for Ulster University Graduate

4 July 2018

First in family to go to university graduates with first class honours

First in family to go to university graduates with first class honours

4 July 2018

Honorary Graduate: Dr Zoe Seaton

Dr Zoe Seaton

10 July 2018

Ulster University research project to explore why boys underperform in education

Ulster University research project to explore why boys underperform in education

26 June 2018

Ulster University launches innovative Masters in International Commercial Law & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Ulster University launches innovative Masters in International Commercial Law & Alternative Dispute Resolution  

21 June 2018

Roma Downey officially opens new multi-million pound teaching centre at Ulster University

Roma Downey officially opens new multi-million pound teaching centre at Ulster University

20 June 2018

Ulster University hosts BBC Radio 4 live UK-wide debate in Coleraine

Ulster University hosts BBC Radio 4 live UK-wide debate in Coleraine

15 June 2018

Ulster University hosts Three Minute Thesis competition

Ulster University hosts Three Minute Thesis competition

8 June 2018

Ulster University to host international peace building conference

Ulster University to host international peace building conference

5 June 2018

Ulster University announces inspirational honorary graduates

Ulster University announces inspirational honorary graduates

1 June 2018

Aisles of St Anne’s to become catwalk for Ulster University Graduate Fashion Show

Aisles of St Anne’s to become catwalk for Ulster University Graduate Fashion Show

21 May 2018

Post primary schools in Northern Ireland urged to complete health and wellbeing survey

Post primary schools in County Antrim urged to complete health and wellbeing survey

17 May 2018

Ulster University creating 15 new posts to meet creative industry demand

Ulster University creating 15 new posts to meet creative industry demand

14 May 2018

Fundraising for Mind Your Mood surpasses £20,000

Fundraising for Mind Your Mood surpasses £20,000

11 May 2018

Ulster University expands 15 year Chinese strategic partnership

Ulster University expands 15 year Chinese strategic partnership

10 May 2018

Innovative partnerships recognised at Ulster University’s Impact Excellence Awards

Innovative partnerships recognised at Ulster University’s Impact Excellence Awards

4 May 2018

Ulster University law students present to five UK Supreme Court justices

Ulster University law students present to five UK Supreme Court justices

3 May 2018

Secret Postcard Art Exhibition to open in Belfast

Secret Postcard Art Exhibition to open in Belfast

24 April 2018

Ulster University Law Clinic shortlisted for prestigious award

Ulster University Law Clinic shortlisted for prestigious award

18 April 2018

International peace conference marks Good Friday/Belfast agreement

International peace conference marks Good Friday/Belfast agreement

9 April 2018

Ulster University student Jack Warnock nominated for BBC folk young folk music award

Ulster University student Jack Warnock nominated for BBC folk young folk music award

30 March 2018

Ulster University showcases world-class research and innovation on international stage

Ulster University showcases world-class research and innovation on international stage

21 March 2018

Ulster University Law students moot at the Supreme Court for first time

Ulster University Law students moot at the Supreme Court for first time

2 March 2018

Ulster University celebrates University Mental Health Day

Ulster University celebrates University Mental Health Day

1 March 2018

Education alliance to benefit cross border education provision and opportunities

Education alliance to benefit cross border education provision and opportunities

23 February 2018

Ulster University artist designs public art sculpture for 2018 Winter Olympics

Ulster University artist designs public art sculpture for 2018 Winter Olympics

22 February 2018

Irish Museum Sector Prepares for Brexit

Irish Museum Sector prepares for Brexit

21 February 2018

Ulster University Opens New £11m Teaching Facility at Magee Campus

Ulster University Opens New £11m Teaching Facility at Magee Campus

29 January 2018

Honorary Graduate: Dr Foy Vance

Honorary Graduate: Foy Vance

14 December 2017

Ulster University honours Bafta award winning Creative Director

Ulster University honours Bafta award winning Creative Director

14 December 2017

PhD Success for Traditional Musician Tony

PhD Success for Traditional Musician Tony

12 December 2017

Ulster Graduate and product designer Mark adds another string to his bow

Ulster Graduate and Product Designer Mark Adds Another String to his Bow

12 December 2017

Ulster University GAA team embarks on tour of China

Ulster University GAA team embarks on tour of China

27 October 2017

Ulster University to drive economic growth with new £20m Creative Industries Institute

Ulster University unveils a new £20 million Creative Industries Institute to drive future growth in the critically important sector

20 October 2017

Ulster University one of eight UK universities in major data science partnership with the BBC

Ulster University one of eight UK universities in major data science partnership with the BBC

19 October 2017

Student-led Art Shop Opens in Ulster University's Belfast Campus as Culture Night Kicks Off

As the annual Culture Night activities ramp up across Belfast, Ulster University has opened a new student-led art and design shop, Unique, based in its Belfast campus on York Street which will showcase bespoke pieces of hand-crafted art by a wide

22 September 2017

Top Ulster University Library and Information graduate wins Allen & Overy Award

Ulster University student, Emma Edgar, was today awarded the prestigious Allen & Overy (A&O) trophy in recognition of excellence in the field of librarianship.

4 October 2017

Ulster University hosts landmark international conference in Belfast

Dr Catrin Rhys international Pragmatics Conference 2017

17 July 2017

Honorary Graduate, Dr Steve Coyle

Dr Steve Coyle

14 July 2017

Honorary Graduate, Dr Thomas DiNapoli

Dr Thomas DiNapoli

10 July 2017

Ulster University student has designs on a new career

Ulster University graduate, Katri Helka

9 July 2017

Honorary Graduate, Dr Seán Doran

Seán Doran, an artistic director working in the international arts world, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA) for his outstanding contribution to the English National Opera.

10 July 2017

Honorary Graduate Dr John Irvine

Dr John Irvine

7 July 2017

Honorary Graduate Dr Patrick Yu OBE

Dr Patrick Yu OBE

7 July 2017

Honorary Graduate Dr Sally O'Neill

Dr Sally O'Neill

6 July 2017

Honorary Graduate Fr Gary Donegan

Fr Gary Donegan

3 July 2017

Ulster University student in the spotlight for graduation

Ulster University student in the spotlight for graduation

29 June 2017

Father Harry Coyle awarded Ulster University honorary doctorate

Ulster University awards Father Harry Coyle honorary doctorate

30 May 2017

Ulster University Graduates to Shine at End of Year Shows

Ulster University’s End of Year shows celebrate the creative talents of our students.

18 May 2017

Road racing star Ryan Farquhar shares life story at Ulster University

Road racing star Ryan Farquhar shares life story at Ulster University

9 May 2017

Ulster University research aims to progress implementation of a Northern Ireland Bill of Rights

New research from Ulster University is set to open debate and refocus attention on creating and implementing a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.

27 April 2017

Northern Ireland: Post Brexit

Ulster University, in partnership with CBI, IoD, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Queen's University, has published an open letter seeking clarity from the Prime Minister on how Northern Ireland will be represented in the

29 March 2017

Ulster University rolls out pioneering sport-based mental health programme

Ulster University rolls out pioneering sport-based mental health programme

23 March 2017

Reimagining the North Belfast Cultural Corridor

Reimagining the North Belfast Cultural Corridor

23 March 2017

Highs and lows: the challenges for innovation in drug policy

Highs and lows: challenges of innovation in drug policy

23 March 2017

Ulster University launches new Legal Innovation Centre

Ulster University launches new Legal Innovation Centre

22 August 2017

Ulster University wins landmark €23 million of EU cross-border funding for research and innovation

Ulster University has won €23 million of highly competitive European funding via the EU’s INTERREG VA programme

5 January 2017

New research to uncover impact of going to court without a lawyer

New research to uncover impact of going to court without a lawyer

18 October 2016

PwC helps to give Ulster University students the edge

PwC helps to give Ulster University students the edge

2 September 2016

Ulster University Landmark Research Reveals Representations of Jews in Irish Literature

Ulster University Landmark Research Reveals Representations of Jews in Irish Literature

2 September 2016

Ulster University’s Access to Justice Initiative Nominated for Major UK Legal Award

Ulster University’s Access to Justice Initiative Nominated for Major UK Legal Award

5 May 2016