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Graduations Continue at Coleraine

27 June 2011

Graduations continued at the University of Ulster’s Coleraine campus today when students from the Faculty of Computing and Engineering and the Ulster Business School 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 £200m. 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

Graeme McDowell in recognition of his services to golf.

At the afternoon ceremony students from the Faculty of Arts received their awards and Teresa Doherty received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD), in recognition of her services to promotion of human rights and humanitarian law.

Biographical information on the honorary graduates is supplied in this dossier.

Graduation Fact:

The University has awarded over 140,000 degrees since its formation in 1984.