Doctoral College graduation

Celebration Event

Join us as we celebrate the Class of 2020 from the Doctoral College.

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UU Class of 2020

The Doctoral College will be celebrating the achievements of our Class of 2020 Winter graduands at the PhD Celebration Event at 1pm on Friday 18 December via Zoom.

We are delighted to invite all graduands, as well as friends, families and supervisors to join us for an hour-long celebration with entertainment and live music from our award-winning host and Ulster University Alumni – scientist, presenter and musical comedian Emer Maguire.

We will be emailing out the link to the event in due course so keep an eye on your mailboxes.

We are also encouraging our graduands to submit an entry to our PhD Digital Yearbook.

We will be showcasing the PhD yearbook entries on the UU Doctoral College Twitter page so check it out.


Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

In Published Work Arts Humanities and Social Sciences


John Scott MacPherson

Doctor of Philosophy

In Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


David Matthew Ellison

Kenneth Funston

Clare Gallagher

Ashrafuzzaman Khan

Omar El Masri

Elise Ketelaars

Gary Lutton

Margaret Geraldine McDermott

Paul McFlynn

Aidan John O'Donnell

Jason Olsen

Michelle Isobel Rouse

Jodie Daisy Shevlin

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment

Doctor of Philosophy

In Computing, Engineering and Built Environment


Bruno Alessi

Alain Desire Bigirimana

Vyron Christodoulou

Federico Cruciani

Wulme Puoru Dery

William Joseph Duffy

Shvan Ali Haji Karim

Mohamed Khairy Ali Mohamed Sakr

Niloofer Shanavas

Anukriti Singh

Huan Wan

Shannon Wilson

Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

In Life and Health Sciences


Mubarak Saeed Ali Hamad Alshamsi

Charlotte Zoe Angel

Prawej Ansari

Paul Cherry

Natalie Divin

Khanyile Merritt Dube

Takashi Ishii

Katrin Lehmann

Jailos Lubinda

Emma Louise McConnell

Temilola Olukayode Olanrewaju

Tamsyn Louise Redpath

Sara-Jayne Thursby

Beverley Anne Turtle

Julie-Ann Walkden

Catherine Walshe

Ulster University Business School

Doctor of Philosophy

In Business and Management


Jennifer Theresa Fegan

Graduation News : Doctoral College

Digital Yearbook

Share a special message with your classmates and lecturers as a keepsake of your time at UU.

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Graduation certificate & pin

All students who have successfully completed their course will receive their degree certificate, transcript and Class of 2020 graduation pin by post in early December.

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Distinguished Graduate Award

The AIB Distinguished Graduate award is made to a graduate of the University ‘in recognition of outstanding achievement in their chosen field.

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Distinguished Research Excellence Awards

Recognising the outstanding contribution of Ulster staff in the area of research.

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Distinguished Education Excellence Awards

Ulster University has a commitment to delivering excellent teaching to help our students reach their potential. Find out which staff have won awards for their inspirational teaching and learning support approaches during 2020.

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Personalised t-shirts and hoodies

Celebrate your achievement with a personalised Class of 2020 graduation hoodie or T-shirt featuring the names of you and your classmates!

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Welcome to your alumni network!

Life at Ulster doesn’t stop once you graduate – Stay in touch! Find out about the many benefits of keeping in touch with UU, including making connections and networking.

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Postgraduate study

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