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Published 06/07/2015

Allix Baxter, Alexandra Burnside, Rebecca O'Rourke and Hannah Parker graduate with a BA in History and Archaeology from Queen's University Belfast.
Allix Baxter, Alexandra Burnside, Rebecca O'Rourke and Hannah Parker graduate with a BA in History and Archaeology from Queen's University Belfast.
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Karen Cruz, David Mark, Nikki Cruz who graduated with a PGCE in Music and Stphen Cruz. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Claire Taylor who graduated in English with Dierdre Swale and Danielle McDowell who graduated in PGCE Technology and design. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Aimee Hazley who graduated in Bio Medical Science. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Graduation Selfie. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Conor Browne, Sandra Skates, Alison Browne, Jordan Browne who graduated in Bio Medical Science, Stephen Browne and Bethany Culbert. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Final prep before the ceremony. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Kerry Colgan who graduated in Biology and Lucas Colgan. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Graduates catch up with each other before the ceremony. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Capturing that perfect picture. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Nicola Clowsley who graduated in Coastal and Marine Tourism Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Jackie McCardle with Aoife McCardle who graduated in Bio Medical Science and Maeve McCardle. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Erin, Gemma and Sharon Smith. Gemma graduated in Social Psychology. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Cherie Armer with Sean O'Neill who graduated with a Phd in Psychology and Claire McDowell. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Anna Czerwinska who graduated in Psychology with mum Barbara. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Janet Falzon who graduated with a Masters in Health Psychology and Alex Falzon. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Got to check those pictures and make sure they're ok. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Checking out those photographs. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Danielle, Clodagh and Cathy McKeefry. Clodagh graduated with a Bachelor Environmental Science. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Mark Boyle, Christina Geary who graduated with a Dr of Philosophy, Maureen Geary and Billy Geary. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Lisa Patterson who graduated in Geography and Business and Aoife McGlynn who graduated in Geography. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Ryan Kelly, Finnuala O'Neill, Mairaid O'Neill who graduated iin Primary PGCE, Kathryn O'Neill, Roisin O'Neill and Michael O'Neill. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Coleraine Capmpus-05-07-15 Amy Thompson and Kerry Thompson who graduated in Psychology. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Waterfront Hall 03-07-15 Melissa Crossley, Bronagh Conwell, Shauna Brittain, Claire Whitley, Hanna Hamilton and Jamie Gilmore who graduated in International Hospitality Management. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Graduating from Queen's University Belfast today with First Class Honours, BSc in Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition with Professional Studies, is Victoria Brady from Glennane, Co. Armagh.
President Qun Zhao, President of the China Medical University (CMU), receives an honorary degree for his services to education from the Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast, Professor Patrick Johnston
Ulster University Graduations-Waterfront Hall 03-07-15 Ashleigh Scott who graduated with Technology with Design gets a selfie with her father John Scott Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Waterfront Hall 03-07-15 Posing for that special graduation photo. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Waterfront Hall 03-07-15 Lyn Lomami who graduated in Bio Mechanical Engineering with Daniel Lomami and Elvis Jeremiah Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Waterfront Hall 03-07-15 Cathal McGroder, who graduated in Engineering with Kian McGroder Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Waterfront Hall 03-07-15 Brian Heron, Roisin McGivern, Michael McGivern who graduated in ICT, Tess Heron, Patrick McGivern and Bernard Heron. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Waterfront Hall 03-07-15 Stacey and Alana Murray who graduated in Bio Medical Engineering Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Waterfront Hall 03-07-15 Carla Murray who graduated in Accountancy with Grandfather Pat Allison. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Waterfront Hall 03-07-15 Herman Chan who graduated in Computing and Math Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Pictured at today's graduation ceremony at Queen's University Belfast is Rachel Caines, from Ballyclare, who is graduating with a degree in Human Biology.
Graduating today from Queen's University Belfast is Hannah Wallace, from Limavady. Hannah is graduating with First Class Honours, BSc Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition. She will be celebrating with her mum and dad, Pamela and Malcolm Wallace.
Michael Moran, a dedicated doctor from Belfast who volunteers to support disabled people across Ireland, is celebrating his fourth degree from Queens University today. Michael is graduating with a PhD in Medicine from the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Queens, having already achieved a Bachelor of Science degree, a Bachelor of Medicine degree, and a Masters in Medical Education.
John Tommy Joe Farrell, received the honorary degree of Doctor of the University (DUniv) for distinguished services to sport at the University. John is pictured with his mum Rosaline. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)
John Tommy Joe Farrell, received the honorary degree of Doctor of the University (DUniv) for distinguished services to sport at the University. John celebrates here with his son Thomas and friend Paul Sheehan. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)
John Tommy Joe Farrell, received the honorary degree of Doctor of the University (DUniv) for distinguished services to sport at the University. John is pictured here with his wife Geraldine. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)
Pictured left to right at the Queen's University Belfast graduation ceremony today areThomas Thompson who is graduating with MPharm, First Class Honours and his brother Jack Thompson who is graduating with an MB BCh BAO Bachelor of Medicine.
Pictured today at Queen's University Belfast's graduation ceremony is Dr Fran?oise Meunier, who is receiving an Honorary Degree for her services to science and medicine.
Graduating today from Queen's University Belfast are brother and sister, Vincent and Grace McKenna, from Magherafelt. Vincent is graduating with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Grace is graduating with a MB BCh BAO Bachelor of Medicine.
President Qun Zhao, President of the China Medical University (CMU), who is receiving an honorary degree from Queen's University Belfast today for his services to education. The China Medical University has a longstanding partnership with Queen's University that has led to the development of the China Queen's College in Shenyang, north-east China
Emma Francis, who is graduating today with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Queen's University Belfast. Emma, from west Lancashire in England, has helped develop the first ever mental health campaign at Queen's.
Pictured at today's graduation ceremony at Queen's University Belfast is Rachel Caines, from Ballyclare, who is graduating with a degree in Human Biology.
Belfast native and Queen's graduate, Michael P. O'Boyle, who has been awarded an honorary degree from Queen's University Belfast for his distinguished career in International Human Rights Law, particularlythe European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg
Ulster University Graduations-Waterfront Hall 03-07-15 Natasha Hutchins graduated in Computer Science and Michaela Cromie graduated in ICT Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Ulster University Graduations-Waterfront Hall 03-07-15 Nicola McGaharan and Megan O'Neill who graduated in Interactive Multi Media Design Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
Pictured at today's graduation ceremony at Queen's University Belfast are Amie Graham, from Bangor, who is graduating with a BSc in Biological Sciences, with her proud husband Jordan and her 17-week old son, Lincoln.
Students celebrate after graduating from Ulster University today. Pic by Paul Moane / Aurora PA
Pictured during the procession at todays graduation ceremony at Queens University Belfast is the new Chancellor of Queens, Thomas Moran.
Pictured at today's graduation ceremony at Queen's University Belfast are John McCaul with his fianc?e, Ashlyn Neas. John is graduating with a degree in Modern History and Politics, from the School of History and Anthropology.
Graduating from Ulster University today is Sean Mc Conille and Adam Mc Keenan fboth from Portadown with a degree in BSC Physiotherapy . Pic by Paul Moane / Aurora PA
Graduating from Ulster University today is Johnny Graham from Glengormley with a degree in BSC Sports & Exercise Pic by Paul Moane / Aurora PA
Graduating from Ulster University today is Nathan Rocks from Toombridge with a degree in Sports & Exercise Science, also pictured is Sophie Brown (2) . Pic by Paul Moane / Aurora PA
Students celebrating after graduating from Ulster University today. Pic by Paul Moane / Aurora PA
Graduating today from Queen's University Belfast are Ryan Donaghy and Lee Murphy, who are graduating from the School of History and Anthropology. Both Ryan and Lee plan to continue with their studies after graduation.
Pictured at today's graduation ceremony at Queen's University Belfast are Minister Marty Gray with his son, Joshuah Gray, who is graduating today with a Masters in Divinity, from the Institute of Theology.
Janice Smyth, Director, Royal College of Nursing in Northern Ireland, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) for distinguished services to nursing. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)
Graduating from Ulster University today with a MEng in Cvil Engineering Amy Black. Picture John Murphy Aurora Photographic Agency.
Graduating from Ulster University today with a Bdes Honour in Graphic Design is Katherine McDonald with proud parents Eamonn & Margaret. Picture John Murphy Aurora Photographic Agency.
Graduating from Ulster University today with a BA in cvil engineering Shane Flaherty. Picture John Murphy Aurora Photographic Agency.
Graduating from Ulster University today with a degree in Fashion & Textiles is Sophie Rathfield pictured with Mum Diane. Picture John Murphy Aurora Photographic Agency.
Reverend Bill Shaw received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) for distinguished services to the community. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)
Reverend Bill Shaw received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) for distinguished services to the community. Pictured here, Bill chats with Professor Ian Montgomery, Dean of Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)
Hats off to the Graduates! Graduating from Ulster University today with a degree in Architectural Technology are from left Chris Chambers, Jonathan Moses, Ryon (correct spelling) Dunbar, Peter McMullan, Scott Johnston & Andrew Denton. Picture John Murphy Aurora Photographic Agency.
Graduating from Ulster University today with a degree in Fashion and textiles and celebrating with a selfie at the Waterfront hall in Belfast are from left, Helen Murray, Kathleen Williams, Rachel Gallagher, Amanda Nicholl, Clare Wollsey, Anna Trainor and Kirsty Waddell. Picture John Murphy Aurora Photographic Agency.
Graduating from Ulster University today with a degree in Graphic Design and illustration is Linda Davidson pictured with Brother Mark and parents May & Marshall. Picture John Murphy Aurora Photographic Agency.
Graduating from Ulster University today with a First class honour Degree in Architecture is Laura McClorey with her Dad UTV's Frank Mitchell. Picture John Murphy Aurora Photographic Agency.
Graduating from Ulster University today with a degree in contempory Fine Art is Courtney Hanna Gilmore with partner Chael McClean. Picture John Murphy Aurora Photographic Agency.
Emer Cummings Graduating from Ulster University today with a degree in Product and Furniture Design. pictured at Waterfront Hall Belfast. Picture John Murphy Aurora Photographic Agency.
Graduating from Ulster University today with a First class honour Degree in Architecture is Laura McClorey with her Dad UTV's Frank Mitchell. Picture John Murphy Aurora Photographic Agency.
Graduating from Ulster University today with a degree in Fashion and textiles are from left are Amanda Nicholl & Helen Murray. Picture John Murphy Aurora Photographic Agency.
Janice Smyth, Director, Royal College of Nursing in Northern Ireland, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) for distinguished services to nursing. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)
Marie-Clare Duncan from Derry~Londonderry graduated with the degree of BDes (Design for Creative Technologies). She is pictured here with dad Padraig. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)
Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey received the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA) for outstanding contributions to film making, contemporary art and cinematography. He is pictured here with daughter Stella. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)
Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey received the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA) for outstanding contributions to film making, contemporary art and cinematography. He is pictured here with daughter Stella. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)
Michael Ryan, vice-president and general manager of Bombardier Aerospace, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) for distinguished services to business and corporate social responsibility. He is pictured here with Professor Alastair Adair. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)
Graduating from Ulster University today is Emma Williams from Aughnacloy with a BSC degree in Occuptional theraphy . Pic by Paul Moane / Aurora PA
Graduating from Ulster University today is Shanice Heany from Lurgan, Sarah O'Callaghan from Belfast and Laura Fitzsimons from Belfast with a degree in BSC Communications & Advertising. Pic by Paul Moane / Aurora PA
Graduating from Ulster University today is Rebecca Hunter from Markethill, with a degree BSC Hons Public Realtions. Pic by Paul Moane / Aurora PA
Graduating from Ulster University today is Ashley Miller from Derry with a degree in BSC Speech & Language, also pictured is Gareth Buchanan . Pic by Paul Moane / Aurora PA
Dr Iseult Wilson (School of Health Sciences) and Tim Liggat from Newtownabbey who graduated from the Ulster University with a degree in BSC Physiotherapy . Pic by Paul Moane / Aurora PA
Students Graduating from Ulster University today . Pic by Paul Moane / Aurora PA
Graduating from Ulster University today is Sean Mc Conille and Adam Mc Keenan fboth from Portadown with a degree in BSC Physiotherapy . Pic by Paul Moane / Aurora PA
Former Miss Ireland Rebecca Maguire graduates from Queen's with a masters in Pharmacy
Rachel Cruickshank from Coalisland graduated the degree of BA Drama from Ulster University. She is pictured here with mum Brenda and dad Gavin. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)
Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey received the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA) for outstanding contributions to film making, contemporary art and cinematography. He is pictured here with daughter Stella. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)
Graduating from the Ulster University today with a degree in Law are Mairi Conlon, Natalie Bronkhorst and Stacey Owens. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 20.06.15
Graduating from the Ulster University today with a degree in Socia Work is Sam Ross from Derry. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 20.06.15
Graduating from the Ulster University today with a degree in Community Youth Work are, Megan Hamilton and Demi McClements. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 20.06.15
Graduating from the Ulster University with their degrees and a Science Shop Award are Psychology graduates, Colin Doherty, Niamh McGill and Sarah-Louise McKibbin with Dr. James Houston. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 20.06.15
Graduating from the Ulster University today with a degree in Community Youth Work are, Adrian Kelly and Declan Porteous from Derry. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 20.06.15
Paul Clark, television presenter and journalist received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) for distinguished services to broadcasting and charity. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)
Ulster University graduate Kieran McCormick. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
Graduating from the Ulster University today with a degree in Business is Zara Doherty from Strathfoyle who received a good luck kiss from her son Conan. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 20.06.15
Graduating from the Ulster University today with a degree in Business are, Adam McClintock and Gavin Duffy from Derry. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 20.06.15
Graduating from the Ulster University today with a degree in Buiness are Ashleen Kelly, Aoibhinn Quinn and Carie Mallon from Derry. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 20.06.15
Graduating from the Ulster University today with a degree in Business are Fiona McGoldrick and Mairead Harkin from Omagh. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 20.06.15
Carlann Knox, left, who has received The Law Society of Northern Ireland Prize for Skills pictured with Anne Devlin, right, from the Law Society and Diane Nixon, Head of the Graduate School of Professional Legal Education at the Ulster University. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 29.06.15
Graduating from the Ulster University today with a degree in Social Work are, Lisa McKenna, Shannon Dunlop, Aimee Garvey, Bernie Cross, MIchaella McLean,Urulsa Begley and Amy Dagens. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 20.06.15
Maeve Morrison from Ulster University who has received the Arthur Cox Prize for First Overall in the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Adrian Kerr of Arthiur Cox. Included is Dianne Nixon, Head of the Graduate School, Graduate School of Professional and Legal Education.
Graduating from the Ulster University today with a degree in Social Work are, Margaret Rafferty from Belfast and Kathryn Vernin from Belfast. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 20.06.15
Graduating from the Ulster University today with a degree in Social Work are,Rochelle Monaghan from Newry and Grainne McShane from Ballycastle. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 20.06.15
Graduating from the Ulster University today with a degree in Social Work is Jennifer Goodfellow with her daughter Sophie from Belfast . Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 20.06.15
Graduating from the Ulster University today with a degree in Social Work is Linzie McNarry. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 20.06.15
Graduating from the Ulster University today with a degree in Law is Siobhan Heaney from Derry. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 20.06.15
No Fee for Reproduction Graduating from the Ulster University today with a degree in Social Work is Kathryn Vernon from Belfast with her son James Lavelle, 4. . Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 20.06.15
No Fee for Reproduction Graduating from the Ulster University today with a degree in Business are, Sarah Buchanan and Mary Cusack from Derry. fPicture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 20.06.15
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Thomas Brown from Randlestown graduates in Queen University Belfast with Finance. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Jiaying Zhery and her friends from China graduates in Queen University Belfast with Business Management. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Fionnuala Kilgallen from Belfast graduates in Queen University Belfast with Accountancy. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Adam Hughes graduates in Accountancy from Queen University Belfast Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Melissa Smith graduates in Accountancy from Queen University Belfast. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Ross McCoy graduates in Accountancy from Queen University Belfast. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Melissa Campbell graduates in Business Management from Queen University Belfast. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Mirror Zhang and her friends graduates from Queen University Belfast. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Jack Tryanor graduates from Queen University Belfast in Management and Business. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Lee Hanna graduates from Queen University Belfast in Finance. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Emma Thompson from Portavogie graduates in Queen University Belfast. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Emma Boyd from Larne graduates in Queen University Belfast. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Ryan McAlister from Larne graduates in Queen University Belfast. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Nicole Johnston from Newtownabbey graduates in Queen University Belfast. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Judith Alexander from Markethill graduates in Queen University Belfast. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Wangchen Liu from China graduates in Queen University Belfast. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Mark Shannon from Armagh graduates in Queen University Belfast with Business Management. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Lai Ha Siu from Hong Kong graduates in Queen University Belfast with Business Management. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Richard McNeill from Ballymena and Liam Moran from Carryduff graduate in Queen University Belfast with Accountancy. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Tuesday 7th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Maura Ahern from Glengormley graduates in Queen University Belfast with Business Management. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Matthew Walker from Keady and Bethany Orr from Whitehead got engaged recently and both graduated at Queens University Belfast with each getting 1?s in Architecture. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Janet Walsh from Finaghy graduated at Queens University Belfast in Sociology. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Conor Brennan from Lagmore graduated at Queens University Belfast Film Studies.
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Chris Byrne from Belfast graduated at Queens University Belfast in Musical Technology.
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Natalie Goodall from Larne graduated at Queens University Belfast in Social Work.
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Suzannah Fitchie from Belfast graduated at Queens University Belfast in Social Work. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Julie-Ann Higgins from Glengormley graduated at Queens University Belfast in Social Work. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Ellie Drake fom Blackpool graduated at Queens University Belfast in Drama and English. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Eliose Murray from Carryduff graduated at Queens University Belfast in Drama and English.
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Orlaith McVeigh from Dungannon graduated at Queens University Belfast in Drama and Film Studies.
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Carrie Armstrong and friends from Belfast graduated at Queens University Belfast in Social Work. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Gerard Donnell from Newry graduated at Queens University Belfast in Film Studies.
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Conor Matthews from Guernsey graduated at Queens University Belfast in Sociology. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Declan Ferguson from Finaghy graduated at Queens University Belfast in Music Technology. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Cathy Traynor from Belfast and her friends graduated at Queens University Belfast in Social Work. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Laura Mooney from Derry graduated at Queens University Belfast in Criminology.
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Rebekah Wallace from Portadown graduated at Queens University Belfast in Drama. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Laura Doherty from Larne graduated at Queens University Belfast in Sociology. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Lauren Millar from Portglenone and Lauren Elesler from Lisburn graduated at Queens University Belfast in Sociology. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Saerlaith Forbes from Strabane graduated at Queens University Belfast in Social Work. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Nuala McManus and her friends graduated at Queens University Belfast in Specialist Practice Nursing.
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Roisin Dorrian from Ardglass graduated at Queens University Belfast in Specialist Practice Nursing and Cardiology.
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Stephanie Martin and Naimh Black graduated at Queens University Belfast in Civil Engineering.
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Joanne Gratton from Dundonald graduated at Queens University Belfast in Adult Nursing. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Colin White from Eglinton and Georgia deGalleani from London graduated at Queens University Belfast in Structural Engineering. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Michelle Haveron from Larne graduated at Queens University Belfast in Nursing. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Sian Connolly from Lisburn and Melanie Duke from Portadown graduated at Queens University Belfast in Nursing. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Kerri Dorman from Groomsport and Karen Connolly from Newtownabbey graduated at Queens University Belfast in Civil Engineering. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Suzanne Madine from Ballynahinch graduated at Queens University Belfast in Special Patrice Cardiology. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Wednesday 8th July 2015 Graduations Queen University Belfast. Neil Dickson from Ballymena graduated at Queens University Belfast with a Doctorate in Environmental Engineering.

Distinguished female engineer and successful Belfast-born businessman receive honours

One of the most respected engineers in the UK and a leading Northern Ireland businessman are to be honoured by Queen's University today.

Currently serving as president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Professor Dame Ann Dowling embarked on a distinguished career by becoming the first female Professor of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where she also studied.

She has held visiting posts at MIT and Caltech in the USA, and continues to research and teach at Cambridge.

She is best known, however, as an international authority on aircraft acoustics, combustion and vibration, and leads research into how to cut down on noise levels at airports, especially for people living in the immediate vicinity.

Speaking of her honorary DScEng, Dame Ann said: "To receive this recognition from such a prestigious university, and a university with such a fine heritage that's known for its engineering pedigree going back 160 years, is a considerable honour. I very much look forward to sharing this special occasion with students who will be graduating on the same day."

One of Northern Ireland's most successful exports, Shaun T Kelly, will also be honoured today for his contribution to the local economy and fostering of business in Northern Ireland.

Originally from west Belfast, Shaun graduated with a first class honours in commerce from University College, Dublin.

Most recently, he has served as vice chairman of operations for KPMG in the United States, and as chief operating officer for KPMG International's Americas region.

While Shaun's responsibilities with KPMG took him to America in the early 1980s, he has remained a prominent figure in Irish-American circles and the business community. He has been featured in Irish America Magazine's Wall Street 50 each year since 2009.

Never forgetting his roots, Shaun has remained committed to strengthening investment and growth in his home country.

He was involved in a working group to develop economic support in Northern Ireland and continues to work with Invest NI, meeting potential investors interested in the region.

Shaun is also involved with Ireland Enactus, a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world, and is an active supporter of Queen's City Scholarship programme.

Speaking of his DSc Econ for Services to Business and Commerce, he said: "It's an incredible honour to be recognised by such an important institution, and to have that happen in the city where I grew up.

"I have enjoyed building connections with Queen's in recent years and watching its world-class programmes and extraordinary students make vital and lasting contributions, not only to the Northern Ireland economy but to the world at large.

"I am proud and delighted to be returning to the university today for this very special occasion."

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