In all, twelve people from Northern Ireland, the UK and further afield will be awarded honorary degrees from the University this summer.

They are:

Enya, Irish singer and songwriter, is to receive the honorary degree of DLitt (Doctor of Letters) in recognition of her services to music and the creative industries.

Born in Gweedore, Co Donegal to a musical family, Enya Brennan first came to prominence as a member of the family band Clannad, which later gained international recognition through the Theme From Harry’s Game.

She went solo in 1982 and six years later she topped the UK pop charts with Orinoco Flow from the album, Watermark, which sold 8m copies. She is a Grammy award-winner.

University of Ulster | 31st January 2007