Belfast Telegraph

Reunion to be a 'family affair'

To mark 50 years of graduates in sport and PE (1956-2006) at the University of Ulster, the Alumni Office is organising a Golden Jubilee Reunion on the Jordanstown campus on October 13, 2007.

The newly established School of Sports Studies is calling on sports graduates from UCPE (established 1953) and Ulster Polytechnic and UU to come to the reunion which hopes to bring together graduates from every era for an evening of nostalgia— and, following an age-old tradition, once again meet up with long-lost ‘relatives'.

Dr Marie Murphy, head of the School of Sports Studies, explains: “We have a tradition in Sports Studies, dating back decades, where a year one student is allocated a 'father' or 'mother' from year two to help them settle in.

“In effect this means that every student who studies sport at Jordanstown has parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and children and grandchildren,” Dr Murphy added.

“The reunion will provide an opportunity for graduates to meet up with their classmates, to trace their 'family tree' and renew old friendships.”

Highlights of the reunion will include a preview of the new multi-million pound sports centre, a display of photographs and memorabilia and a reunion dinner in the evening.

The guest speaker will be Sports Studies graduate and Olympic hockey gold medallist, Stephen Martin MBE and there will also be the opportunity to play sport in the afternoon for those who wish.

Tickets for the reunion are on sale priced £35 from the Alumni Office at the University of Ulster.

Tel: 028 9036 8350 or for more details and a booking form visit:http://

Belfast Telegraph


From Belfast Telegraph