HRH was received by Mrs Joan Christie OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim; the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard Barnett, and Professor Alastair Adair, Provost of the Jordanstown campus.
While on campus, The Princess Royal, who was joined by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, toured a workshop and exhibition showcasing the work of the University in the fields of occupational therapy, research innovation and knowledge transfer.
HRH met University staff and students as well as senior representatives from the College of Occupational Therapists, charities, voluntary and community groups and companies whose work has benefited from the knowledge, expertise and innovation of University researchers.
Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Royal College of Midwives, this afternoon visited the Maternity Unit at Lagan Valley Hospital, 39 Hillsborough Road, Lisburn, County Antrim.
The Princess Royal later opened Bangor Aurora Aquatics and Leisure Complex, 3 Valentine Road, Bangor, County Down, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of County Down (Mr. David Lindsay).
Her Royal Highness afterwards opened the new Gymnastics Centre, Rathgael Gymnastics and Tumbling Club, Unit One, Saba Park, 14 Balloo Avenue, Bangor.