15th December 2003
The University's winter graduation ceremonies get under way this week, with two ceremonies at Jordanstown, and one at Coleraine.
The Chancellor of the University, Sir Richard Nichols, will present degrees and diplomas to students from the University’s Jordanstown and Belfast campuses at two ceremonies on Tuesday at Jordanstown, while the Vice-Chancellor will preside over a single ceremony at Coleraine on Wednesday afternoon.
Honorary doctorates will be awarded to two local sporting heroes - rugby's David Humphreys, and gaelic football's Peter Canavan. Both will receive the degree of Doctor of the University, in recognition of their sporting achievements.
The graduation programme begins with students from the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Business and Management, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Social Sciences graduating at the Jordanstown campus
In addition to the undergraduate and postgraduate awards, the University will be presenting Distinguished Fellowships and Honorary Doctorates to UU academics and other distinguished individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in their fields.
In total, there are 13 special awards over the two days of graduation.
The Jordanstown graduation ceremony will also see special honours conferred on
- Ken O’Neill
- Brian William Stirling
- Harold Harvey
- Willie Doherty
- Pagona Papakonstantinou