The University of Ulster’s 2013 Winter Graduation series moved to the Jordanstown campus today as students from the Jordanstown and Belfast campuses received their academic awards.
Today’s two ceremonies will see students from Access & Distributed Learning, Arts, Arts Design & the Built Environment, and Computing & Engineering receive their parchments at the morning ceremony, while students from Life & Health Science and Social Sciences will receive their parchments at the afternoon ceremony.
The morning ceremony will see the First Trust Bank Distinguished Graduate Award made to Mr Robert Charles Gavin Campbell, Director of Design Engineering and Technology Development at Bombardier Aerospace in Belfast.
In the afternoon, Senior Distinguished Research Fellowships will be awarded to Professor Michael Delichatsios and Professor Paul Maguire, while Dr Davide Marriotti will receive a Distinguished Research Fellowship. These awards will be presented by Professor Hugh McKenna, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Innovation.
Graduation continue at Jordanstown tomorrow Thursday when students from the Ulster Business School will receive their awards.
The University of Ulster has over 150,000 alumni worldwide, and has students from 143 countries studying at its campuses.
The Jordanstown campus is the largest of the University’s campuses in terms of student numbers. Approximately 14,000 students study at the complex on the north shore of Belfast. It is Ireland’s leading sports campus, and is home to the Ulster Sports Academy and the Sports Institute for Northern Ireland, as well as many other academic institutes.
The University is home to the Confucius Institute , a cultural initiative which represents a significant milestone in the developing relationship between Northern Ireland and China.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Ulster was opened by Madame Liu Yandong, China’s most senior female politician.