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Felicity McKee

Graduation success for Felicity

1/07/2017


Felicity McKee, today (Saturday 1 July) received a First Class Honours in (BA Hons) Social Anthropology from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University.

Felicity, from Armagh, has been battling a debilitating illness and multiple hospital admissions over the course of her studies to complete her degree, finishing off her dissertation from her hospital bed.

While completing her degree, Felicity was crowned Ms Ireland 2017 (in Ireland Pageants) and also set up her own community organisation with a friend, ‘Chronically Fabulous’. The organisation enables people living with a chronic illness or disability and carers to share experiences of illness and provides pamper days, with a team of professional stylists, hairdressers, makeup artists and professional photoshoot. 

Speaking about her university experience, Felicity said: “I've loved every minute of my Queen’s experience, even if it was a little unconventional. I found the staff in my school and classmates to be very supportive and understanding of my health issues and requirements for adjustments.

“After graduation I plan to continue my studies at Queen’s by taking up my masters degree in Public Health and catch-up on any student experiences I have missed. I am very excited to see what the next chapter holds for me.”

For media inquiries, please contact Queen’s University Communications Office, 028 9097 3091 comms.office@qub.ac.uk

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