In Pictures: University of Ulster and Queen's graduations
Leanne Rafferty from Carrickmore (Omagh) graduated with BSc Hons Social Work.
Fearghal Reid from Strabane and Kirsty Taggart from Ballynahinch both graduated with the degree of LLB Law.
Claire Tracey from Derry graduated with Bsc Hons in Social Work. Claire is pictured here with mum Janice, dad Mark and boyfriend Niall Simpson.
Maeve Donnelly from Fintona graduated with BSc Hons Social Work. Maeve is pictured here with her husband Liam.
Amy Adair from Armagh and Ciara Crilly from Ballymena both graduated with BSc Hons Social Work.
Catherine McCann from Portadown graduated with BSc Hons in Social Work. Catherine is pictured here with her brother Martin.
Michelle Lamont from Coleraine and Coleen Boyle from Derry both graduated with LLB Law with Accounting
Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Barnett opens the Ulster Graduations at Millenium Forum.
Charlene O'Hagan, from Derry who received a BSc in Sociology and Psychology, also received a Science Shop Award for a project with NSPCC. pictured with Michael Mahadeo, and Dr Rachel Naylor.
Donna Namukasa, from Uganda, who graduated with a BSc honours in Sociology, with family from left, Khumbo Namukasa, Darren Mamukasa, Ivy Manukasa, , Arretta Namukasa, and Jonathan Mamukasa.
BSc Hons Podiatry Graduates 2012
Fedeilme Martin from Dunloy graduated with BSc Hons Social work. She is congratulated here by son Jack.
Dinner at Magee where Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol and Irish American businessman William ‘Bill’ Flynn were the guests of honour - both will be awarded honorary degrees by the University of Ulster tomorrow, 10th of July, bringing the summer graduations for 2012 to an end.
Gary Lightbody arrives at Magee in preparation for receiving his honorary degree - he is greeted by Professor Deirdre Heenan, Provost of Magee campus and Dean of Academic Development - Magee.
Alice Diver, received a PhD, with husband Gerard, and daughters Celie left, and Eva.
Paula Cranston from Dungannon, Colleen O'Hare from Armagh, Sinead Gavin from Moneymore, Elaine Connolly from Armagh and Rebecca McCabe from Dromore all graduated with BSc Hons Social Work.
Dr Ashleen Monds received a PhD in Social Sciences - she is pictured here with her husband Jimmy, sons Aaron and Aodhgan and daughter Bridie.
Eamonn McChrystal from Derry graduated with BSc Hons Social Work. Eamonn is pictured here with wife Michelle and daughters Eva and Veronica.
Caroline McNutt acted as stave-bearer on the first day of the Magee graduations.
Dr Ashleen Monds received a PhD in Social Sciences - she is pictured here with her father Professor Fabian Monds CBE and Professor Mary McColgan, Head of School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies.
Coleen Boyle from Derry graduated with LLB Law.
Michelle Lamont from Coleraine graduated with LLB Law.
Denice McDermott from Derry graduated with a Masters degree in Professional Development and Social Work, while Dr Ashleen Monds received a PhD in Social Sciences. They are pictured here with friend Phillip O'Donnell
Natasha Nicholl from Derry graduated with BSc Hons Social Work. Natasha is pictured with her fiancé Michael Mallett.
Debbie Pauley from Lisburn graduated with BSc Social Work at the first of three ceremonies in the Millennium Forum today. Debbie is pictured here with mum Jenny and sister Toni.
Emma Abraham and Charlene McCooe from Portadown and Sinead Rafferty from Dungannon all graduated with BSc Hons Social Work.
Shane Martin from Derry graduated with a Certificate in Community Youth Studies.
Proud parents Willie and Carolyn Graham from Parkgate with their daughter Sharon who not only graduated with homours in Medicine from Queens University but was also awarded both the prizes for Medicine and Surgery
Laura McDermott from Derry-Londonderry, graduated with a BSc in Sports Studies
Carol Duffy, from Newry, received a BSc in Sport and Excercise Studies, and received an award for Best Student on the Course.
Stephen Graham, received a PhD in Supply Chain and Operations Management, with Jo Graham, and children Jack left, and Kane.
Ashleigh O'Neill from Belfast, Gavin Williamson from Ballyclare, Laura Blair from Ballymoney and Christopher Millar from Banbridge all graduated today with BSc Hons Marketing.
Daniel Mallon from Belfast graduated today with BSc Hons Culinary Arts Management.
William Boal, from Newtownabbey, with Emma Wilson and baby Chloe. William graduated in Engineering and management.
MEng and BEng graduates from the School of Engineering.
from left, Florian Heringer, Phillipp Marek, Roland Singer, and Volkan Kaisa, all from germany, received Masters in Engineering.
from left, Jill Smith, Denise Haslett, Jennifer Haslett, who graduated with a BSc in Marketing, and Wilma Smith, from Newtownabbey.
Alastair Coupples from Antrim, with Family. received a Masters in Manufacturing in Engineering
Andrew Drake from Belfast graduated with BSc Business Studies today. Andy is pictured here with daughter Eva.
Ruya Jiang and Yuying Liang from China both graduated with BSc Accounting
Lindsay Workman from Dollingstown, Jonathan Mawhinney from Gilford and Jane Dawson from Waringstown all graduated with BSc Physiotherapy.
Cathy Thom (Belfast), Paula Halliday (Bangor), Cartney Greer (Belfast), Charlotte Winter (Belfast), Gillian Lowry (Dromore), Michelle Kennedy (Belfast) and Hayley Stenfield (Belfast) all graduated with degrees in BSc Speech Therapy.
David O'Hagan from Derry graduated with a BSc in Radiography. Pictured here with dad Finbar and mum Christine
Siobhan McGeown, from Castlewellan, who received a diploma in IDS, with mum and dad Susan and Pat, and brother Brian.
Sarah-Jayne McClung, from Omagh, graduated with a BSc in Sports Studies
Michelle McAdam, from Glengormley, graduated with a BSc in Accounting.
From left, Ruya Jiang, Menglai Wang, Liagzi Zhou, Rui Li, and Yuying Liang, all from China.
Dr Adele Dunn centre, with MSc in Business Development and Marketing graduates, from left, Philemon Ahaoma, Claire McCaferty, Jason Hempton, and Jonny Bailie.
Ulster Business School graduates, from Hong Kong. from left, Kaiman Wong, Hiu-Ching Cheung, and Ling Hong Chan.
BSc Honours in Marketing graduates from left, Stacey O'Neill from Belfast, Charlene Moore from Craigavon, Emer O'Kane from Belfast, and Ciara O'Connor from Crossmaglen.
BSc honours in Marketing Class of 2012, with Dr Mary Boyd.
Twins Rachael (left) and Ruth McMillen from Saintfield both graduated today - Rachael graduated with PGCE in Physical Education while Ruth graduated with BSc Hons Business Studies.
Twins Ruth (left) and Rachael McMillen from Saintfield both graduated today - Rachael graduated with PGCE in Physical Education while Ruth graduated with BSc Hons Business Studies. The twins are pictured here with parents Heather and Robert.
Zubair Arshed from Belfast graduated today with BSc Marketing. Zubair is pictured with his mum Shahena and dad Mohammed.
Paul Moag obtained a First Class Honors BSc Accountancy today. Paul, from Lisburn, is pictured with his sister Laura.
Danielle Donaghy left, and Celine Davidson, both from Belfast, who both graduated in Criminology.
MEng and BEng graduates, School of Engineering, with visiting Professors from Augsburg and Kampton
Stephen Patterson, student speaker at the Waterfront Graduations.
Katie Laverty, from Portadown, graduated with a BSc honours in Communication, Advertising and Marketing.
Patrick Joseph (PJ) O’Grady, retired principal of St Patrick's, Bearnageeha, received the honorary degree of Doctor of the University (DUniv) in recognition of his contribution to cross-community development through education and sport.
Shweta Agarwal from Jhansi, India, who graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Engineering, with her family.
Michael Armstrong, from Carrickfergus, who received a BSc in ICT, with mum and dad Gillian and Raymond, and sister Jennifer.
Celebrity TV chef, author, journalist and mother Rachel Allen was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science for her contribution to Culinary Arts. Rachel is pictured here with her husband Isaac.
Joanne Sloane, from Ballymena, who graduated with a BSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Helen Savage, from Portaferry, who graduated with a BSc honours in Social Policy, and also received the George Mitchell Memorial Award.
Shaunagh McCurdy, student speaker at the Waterfront Graduations
Liam Ferris, and Aine Dillon, both graduated with a BSc honours in Criminology.
Alan and Louise Brown both received their PhD at the Waterfront graduations today - Alan from the School of Engineering and Louise from The School of Art, Design and Built Environment. They are pictured here with son Sam and daughter Zöe.
Ruba Awawdeh from Jordan graduated with a PhD in Computer Science.
Amanda Duffy from Clady graduated with BSc (Hons) in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Amanda is pictured here with mum Mary.
Daniel McCoy from Newry graduated with a BSc in Interactive Multimedia Design. Pictured here with his mum Mary.
Alan Lavery from Moneyreagh, Judith Hamilton from Glengormley and Daniel McCoy from Newry all graduated with a BSc in Interactive Multimedia Design.
Laura Nesbitt graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Engineering. She is pictured here with mum Julia and dad Peter.
Ciara Molloy from Randalstown and Laura Patterson from Ballymoney both graduated with a BSc in Health and Social Care Policy.
Tom Kelly, one of the best-known public relations practitioners in the UK and Ireland, received the honorary degree of Doctor of the University (DUniv) for his services to the community.
Raymond Bond from Newtonabbey graduated with a PhD in Computing Science. Raymond is pictured here with fiancée Amy Proctor.
Stephanie Leighton left, and Paula Young, both received a BSc in ICT.
Graduates at the Coleraine Ceremony
Carla Wylie, Lisburn, was awarded The Edward and Ann Smyth Prize for Academic Excellence in Learning Disability Nursing during the School of Nursing and Midwifery Graduation ceremony on Wednesday night. Carla was joined by her parents Beatrice and Desie, her nanny Patricia Mccausland and boyfriend Stewart Mitchell.
Gavin Bradley with his sister Anna Bradley.
Joanne Fulton, Bleary, was awarded The Florence Elliott Prize during the School of Nursing and Midwifery Graduation ceremony on Wednesday night. The award is presented to the best overall student each year. Joanne was joined by her proud parents Eleanor and Brian.
Emma Joy McCulloch, Newry, was awarded The Mary Waddell Prize for Clinical Excellence in Adult Nursing during the School of Nursing and Midwifery Graduation ceremony on Wednesday night. Emma was joined by her proud parents Paula and Eddie and fiance Wilson Thompson.
Chanelle Crawford, Dungannon, was awarded The Hill-Rom Prize for Clinical Excellence in Learning Disability Nursing during the School of Nursing and Midwifery Graduation ceremony on Wednesday night. Chanelle was joined by her mum Dawn Farmer and husband Michael.
Loren McGinley, Lisburn, was awarded The Professor Sheila Harrisson Prize for Academic Excellence in Adult Nursing during the School of Nursing and Midwifery Graduation ceremony on Wednesday night.
Loren McGinley, Lisburn, was awarded The Professor Sheila Harrisson Prize for Academic Excellence in Adult Nursing during the School of Nursing and Midwifery Graduation ceremony on Wednesday night. She was joined by her proud parents Kyle and Stephen.
Zoe Hall, Newcastle, Co. Down. was awarded the Dame Mary Uprichard Prize for Academic Excellence in Midwifery Science during the School of Nursing and Midwifery Graduation ceremony on Wednesday night. Zoe was joined by her husband Jonathan and their daughter Samaria.
Anis Zafirah Sipal Anuwar joins Ali Shukri and his wife Abigail Goodman after their graduation in Chemical Engineering at Queen's University Belfast.
Old sister Julie-Ann Lee finds her younger brother Martin John Lee a tall order to follow after he graduated in Computing and Information Technology at Queen's University Belfast.
Fiona Bell with Mum Jane and Dad Graham who graduated Masters in Chemical Engineering (Frist Class) at Queen's University Belfast.
Kieran Payne with his Mum Lousie after he graduated in PHD mathematics & statistics at Queen's University Belfast.
The UK Universities Brightest Business Brain, David Galbraith (centre) from East Belfast, graduated from Queens University today (Wednesday 4 July). He is now set to embark on a prestigious entrepreneur programme, which will see him spend the next year working with Ranjit Boporan, Chief Executive of the 2 Sisters Food Group in Birmingham. The programme will also give David the opportunity to have one-to-one meetings with the likes of David Cameron and Richard Branson. David celebrated his graduation alongside his sister Amy (left) and mum Debbie (right).
Elizabeth Martin, a Castlereagh mum-of-three, graduated from Quen's with a BSc in Sociology and Social Policy, 31 years after leaving school with three O'levels. Elizabeth celebrated her graduation with (L-R) her partner John Tumilson, who is a groundsman at Queen's, and sons Ryan, Robert and Christopher.
Geraldine Cameron, from Enniskillen, with daughter Antonia. geraldine received a masters in Irish Literature in English.
Connor McKernan, student speaker at the Coleraine Graduations.
Jennie Brown, who graduated with a BA homours in Textile and Fashion
Twins Sinead left, and Sorcha Crilly. Sinead graduated with a BA honours in Textiles and Fashion, and Sorcha received a BA honours in 3D Design.
Naomi McFarland from Saintfield graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Design with Honours in 3D Design at the Waterfront today.
Janine Hamilton from Larne graduated with a Bachelor of Design with Honours in Design for Visual Communication at the Waterfront in Belfast today. Janine is captured here with Stephen Clements from Larne graduated with a degree BA (Hons) Fine Applied Art.
Victoria Phillips, received a BDes in Design for Visual Communication
Shauna McCauley, received a BSc honours in Enviromental Health
Rachel Allen, speaking after receiving her Honorary degree.
From left, Jason Gawley, Gareth Brown, Brenda Murphy, and Ronan McNabb, all graduated with a BSc honours in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management.
Jane Redmond, who graduated with BA honours in Architecture, with mum and da Lynley and Grenville, and brother Garth.
Hans Klemmer, left,graduated with an MFA in Photograohy, with Father Terry Howard, Chaplain of Belfast and Jordanstown.
Danny Murphy, provincial secretary and CEO of the Ulster Council of the Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA), received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) in recognition of his contribution to sport and community relations. Here Danny is pictured with John Farrell, President of the University of Ulster GAA.
Stident Speaker at the Waterfront Graduations, Darren Porter.
Gavin Mullan from Limavady graduated with a MA in Architecture at the University of Ulster's graduation ceremony in the Waterfront Hall today.
Jane Redmond from Carrickfergus graduated with the degree of BA Hons in Architecture at the University of Ulster's graduation ceremony in the Waterfront Hall today.
Claire McKervey from Belfast graduated with a BA in Fine and Applied Art at the Waterfront today, Janine Hamilton from Larne graduated with a Bachelor of Design with Honours in Design, Jenna Wells from Boston graduated with an MA in Multi-disciplinary Design and Pamela Armstrong from Comber received a degree in Fine and Applied Art (printmaking).
Paul Geddis from Bangor, David Robinson from Carryduff, Andrew peoples from Londonderry and Declan Gallagher from Derrygonnelly, Fermanagh all graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Design with Honours in 3D Design at the Waterfront today.
Simon Robinson from Moira and Richard Stanfield from Portadown both graduate today with the degree of BSc Architectural Technology and Management.
Jenna Wells from Boston graduated with an MA in Multi-disciplinary Design. She graduated today, Independence Day, at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast.
Ariel Body from Phoenix, USA, graduated with an MA in Multi-disciplinary Design.
Claire McKervey from Belfast graduated with a BA in Fine and Applied Art at the Waterfront today.
Ariel Body from Phoenix, USA, graduated with an MA in Multi-disciplinary Design. Here she is pictured with mum Candy and dad Ron.
Emma McAvoy left, and Grace Wilson, both from Portadown, both received a PGC.
Biotech entrepreneur Dr Susan Whoriskey received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) for services to the biotechnology industry and entrepreneurship.
It was a double celebration for the Nangle family from Londonderry today as sisters Emma and Cara both graduated from Queens University. Emma (left) graduated with a Law degree, while older sister Cara graduated from Medicine.
Helen Duff, from Ballymena was awarded a PGCE in History pictured with husband Jonathan, and sons from left Thomas Harry and Ben.
James Copeland, who recieved a PGCE in History from Glengormley, with parents Jim and Margaret.
from left, Manjinlata Dwivedi, Dr Poonam Singh, SM Swivedi, Anisha Mazumder PhD, Anapma Dwivedi, PhD, Alok Mazumder, and Bulbul Mazumder.
Christine Wang from India graduated from the University of Ulster with a Master's Degree in Financial Services.
Gerard Carson from Belfast received his BSc inBusiness and Marketing. Here is pictured with little sister Amie.
Judith Campbell from East Belfast graduated with a BSc in Business and Marketing. She is pictured here with granmother Joan Carson and Great Aunt Winnifred Carson.
Dr Jie Wen from China received his PhD (Business and Finace) from the University of Ulster today and celbrated in the company of his wife Kong Lingyi and daughter Jessie Wen.
Dr Sandra Moffett and Dr Kristel Miller (from Derry). Kristel received her PhD in Management
Emma Banister, Jenna Purcell, Vicky Logan, Mina McCallum , Rhonda Hutchinson and Anne Reid provide the refreshments at the Coleraine graduation ceremonies.
Kerri Wilson, who graduated with a BA in Journalism with Spanish.
Edmund (Ed) Curran, veteran journalist and former Belfast Telegraph editor-in-chief, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) in recognition of his services to journalism. Ed is pictured here with his wife Pauline.
Kathy Hargy, who graduated in Media Studies with Computing, with Adrian Moore.
Howard Jamison, from Ballymena, received a BA honours in French.
Ricky Mitchell from East Belfast, received a PhD in Retail
Debbie Rankin from Magilligan graduated with a PhD in Computing and Engineering.
Sarah Charles from Cookstown - BSc Computing and Education, Jacqui Patterson from Lisburn - BSc Computing and Psychology and Sarah Eastop from Ballyclare - BSc Computing.
Emma McCartney and Melissa Elliot. Emma is from Camlough and graduated with a BSc in Business and Environmental Science. Melissa is from Rathfriland and graduated with a BSc in Business and Psychology.
Matthew Ferguson (Ards), BSc Business and Computing, Richard Fraser (Kilkeel), BSc Business and Computing, Lee McFadden (Belfast), BSc Business and Accounting, James Nelson (Belfast), BSc Business and Accounting, Nicola Stirling (Portrush), BSc Business and Accounting (1st Class Hons).
Graduates from the School of Computing and Information Engineering at Coleraine
Diane McCullough and Emma Smith from Ballymena graduated with the degree of BMus.
Strabane twins Andrea and Michelle Houston who are both graduating with a Bsc in Physiology.
Sara McCullough,who receives a PhD in Optometry
Kerry Kilgore from Coleraine graduated today with the degree of BSc (Geog). Here she is pictured with her dog Oscar.
Sharon Spratt from Maghera reciived her PhD today. Sharon studied Environmental Science. She is photographed here with her mum Lily and sister Joy.
Gareth McBride, Ross Irwin and Eamon Rooney from Belfast all graduated with BSc. Geography degrees
Ryan McKenna from Bangor graduated with the degreee of BSc Marine Science. Here he is pictured with his mum Caroline and grandmum Maeve.
Kayleigh Gowing from Bangor graduated with the degree of BSc Adult Nursing. Here she is pictured with mum and dad Lesley and Russell.
Michelle Martin (left) and Joanne Perks, from Antrim, both graduated today with the degree of BSc Social Psychology.
Anja Walth from Germany received her PhD today. Anja studied psychology at Coleraine
Julie McKendry from Antrim graduated today with an MSc degree in Applied Behavioural Analysis.
Sasha Bartolo from Malta graduated today with an MSc in GIS
Catherine McGavigan from Claudy received her PhD at the Coleraine graduations. Catherine studied freshwater ecology.. She is pictured here with proud sons Cathal (left) and Caolan.
Philip Carson from Portstewart graduated today with the degree of BSc Geography (1st Class Hons).
Megan Noble from Belfast who graduated with A BSc in Enviromental Science, with Dr Peter Wilson.
Joanne Perks, from Antrim graduated in Social Psychology, pictured with from left, Lauren Perks, Stephen Perks, Anne Doole, and Stephen Gibbs.
Rachel Quinn from Maghera, left and Jemma Heyburn from Waringstown graduated with a BSc in Enviromental Science
Dr Russell Orr, from Belfast recieved a PhD, with, John and Ann Orr, Lorainne Beatty, and Professor Robert Hutchinson.
Helen McGloin from Ballyshannon Co Donegal, with John Dunt, and Megan (13 months) received a Phd in Nursing.
Aine McFadden from Ballintoy, Joanne Neill from Ballycastle, and Caitrina McMullen from Swatragh, all received a BSc in Psychology.
Suzanne Mawhirt, from Newcastle recieved a BSc in Geography with Psychology and DPP.
BSc Psychology graduates from left, Katie Bates, Rebekah Maguire, Jennifer Jackson, Rachel McCullough, and Melissa Purvis.
Stephanie Prentice from Craigavon received a BSc (First Class with Hons.) in Geography with International Development. She was also the recipient of the Stephen Chapman Memorial Award. She is pictured here with Dr Paul Dunlop, Lecturer in Geographical Information Systems/Remote Sensing and Professor Keith Day, Head of School of Environmental Sciences
Shannon Gore from the British Virgin Islands studied coastal geomorphology. Today she received her PhD at Coleraine's graduation ceremony. Shannon is pictured here with mum Gloria Allbright and partner Huw Pritchard-Jones
Conan Mac Ruairi received an MSc in Environmental Management at the Coleraine graduation ceremonies today.
Hong Kong graduates from left, Ricky, Kitty, Joyce and Sibie, all graduated with a BSc in Nutrition
Rachel Sloan from Dromore graduated today with the degree of BSc Geography (1st Class Hons).
David Porter, from Waterside, Londonderry, who received a Phd in Biomedical Science.
Dr Susan Whoriskey photographed with husband Douglas Barker, daughter Juliet Barker, brother John Whoriskey and his wife Julie.
Azlina Cohen acted as official university stave -bearer at the graduations in Coleraine.
Shelley McKeown, who is graduating with a PhD from the School of Psychology at Coleraine today, has been examining the religious segregation that exists among young people in everyday situations throughout Northern Ireland.
Cousins Lisa Messina (left) and Maeve Johnston (right) celebrate their graduation at Queens University along with Queens Pro-Chancellor Rotha Johnston (centre), who is Maeves mother and Lisas aunt.
Brian Conlon, Chief Executive and Founder of Newry-based First Derivatives, received a DSc(Econ) for services to business and commerce at Queens University
Colin Quigg from Dungiven overcame a number of mini-strokes to graduate with a BSc Finance degree at Queen's
Queen's University Graduations
Toomebridge student Owen McMeel receives his Student of the Year Award from Queen's University Belfast.
(L-R) Toomebridge student Owen McMeel and Supreme Court Justice Lord Brian Kerr receive their Student and Graduate of the Year Awards at Queen's University Belfast.
Leading businesswoman Joanne Stuart received a DSc(Econ) for services to business and commerce at Queens University
This week sees thousands of students graduate from Northern Ireland's universities.
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