Graduations continue at the University of Ulster’s Coleraine campus today when students from the Ulster Business School and the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Computing and Engineering received their degrees and certificates.
Built in the 1960s as the headquarters of the New University of Ulster, the University of Ulster’s Coleraine campus is the home campus to over 5500 students – almost double the number in 1984, when the New University of Ulster merged with the Ulster Polytechnic to form the present University of Ulster.
The campus is home to the Centre for Molecular Biosciences, a world leading biomedical research institute and the new SAAD Centre for Pharmacy.¨
The University has over 24,000 students in total, and has an annual turnover of over £170m. With over 3700 employees across its four campuses, it is one of Northern Ireland’s largest employers.
The morning ceremony saw the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) awarded to David Kirk, in recognition of his services to entrepreneurship, while at the afternoon ceremony Radhika Coomaraswamy received the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt), in recognition of her services to human rights.