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Community activist Betty Carlisle MBE has been recognised by Ulster University for her outstanding contribution to promoting shared education and empowering women from disadvantaged and deprived areas of Northern Ireland.

Betty spent 37 years dedicated to improving the lives of women and their families in north and west Belfast, with 23 of those served as CEO of Shankill Women’s Centre. She has fought tirelessly to achieve the vision of a purpose-built Shared Women’s Centre for the north and west of the city, which will open in June 2024.

As the Class of 2024 celebrate their hard work and dedication across seven graduation ceremonies in Belfast, Coleraine and Derry~Londonderry, Ulster University is honouring seven key figures in politics, journalism, the arts and community work as it bestows its Honorary Doctorates.

For more information, visit: From Former Presidents to Fashion Leaders: Ulster University set to honour cohort of inspirational and talented leaders with series of Honorary Doctorates - Ulster University.