Higher Education Graduation
Graduation is an important occasion - a culmination of all your hard work during your time at Belfast Met. The graduation ceremony takes place at Titanic Belfast in November which is followed by a celebration in our Titanic Quarter campus.
Each year Belfast Met awards honorary fellowships to someone who has made an outstanding contribution in their area. This year the college honoured Novosco founder and MD Patrick McAliskey, and Suzanne Wylie, the first female CEO of Belfast City Council.
Patrick has led Novosco to more than 20-successive years of profitability and growth, and to accolades including Northern Ireland company of the year, as well as a top 100 UK companies to work for listing.
Since taking up the post as Chief Executive for Belfast City Council, Suzanne has been leading the Council’s new City Plan, the Belfast Agenda 2035, which is focused on growing the economy, attracting people to live in the City, City Centre Development, connecting our neighbourhoods to our City; and working & learning.
Belfast Met’s Principal and CEO, Marie-Thérèse McGivern, said: “We are thrilled with our choice of honorary fellows this year. Our theme for this year’s celebration is ‘inspiration and transformation’ and we have filled this brief with Mr McAliskey and Mrs Wylie. Patrick is at the top of his field and I know our staff and students were delighted to hear about how he founded Novosco and led it to become one of the leading managed cloud providers – a true local success story. Suzanne is a prime example of a female trailblazer – the first woman to take up the post of CEO of Belfast City Council. The council is a strong ally of the college and the Belfast Agenda 2035 plan – which is focused on growing the economy, attracting people to the city, City Centre Development, connecting our neighbourhoods to our city plus working & learning - is so closely aligned with Belfast Met’s core aim of making skills and education relevant while leading the city to work.”
Check out some of the highlights from our last graduation including a video, photos and student success stories.