The second stage of the ‘Class of 2013’ graduations at the University of Ulster ends this week with the final two ceremonies at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Students from the Faculty of Arts and the Ulster Business School were presented with their awards.
The morning ceremony saw an honorary degree conferred on Mr Joe Sloan, founder of SHS Ltd, who received the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) in recognition of his contribution to business development, while at the afternoon ceremony Dr Mike Johnston received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) in recognition of his services to marketing and to the dairy industry in Northern Ireland.
The University of Ulster’s graduation ceremonies now move to the north-west of the province: students who studied at the University of Ulster’s Magee campus will graduate on Monday and Tuesday, in ceremonies to be held in Londonderry’s Millennium Forum venue.
The University of Ulster spends over £120m on goods and services in the Northern Ireland economy every year. It is estimated that the indirect financial benefits of the University spending are £360m, yielding a gross economic benefit to Northern Ireland, direct and indirect, of almost half a billion pounds per annum.