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Graduations Move to Belfast

30 June 2010

The University of Ulster’s graduation ceremonies, which began on its Coleraine campus earlier this week, today moved to Belfast’s ultra-modern Waterfront Hall, where they will continue for the remainder of the week.

Over the next three days students who studied at the University’s Jordanstown and Belfast campuses will receive awards ranging from diplomas to degrees and doctorates.

The Belfast ceremonies got underway this morning when students from Access and Distributed Learning, the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences took the stage to accept their awards.

During the morning ceremony – presided over by the Chancellor, Dr James Nesbitt,  the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature (DLitt) is to be conferred on Feargal Sharkey in recognition of his services to music.

At the afternoon ceremony, Denis Rooney  is to receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc), in recognition of his services to business and community development.