Profile - Overview:
Ulster is a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement. We make a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland and play a key role in attracting inward investment. Our core business activities are teaching and learning, widening access to education, research and innovation and technology and knowledge transfer.
Location and Transport:
• All campuses are served by excellent bus and train networks throughout all of Ireland.
• Northern Ireland has three regional airports
• Founded in 1984
• Course provision is the largest on the island of Ireland
• Approximately 21,000 students
• 54th in the UK in 2011
• Shortlisted for the Sunday Times University of the Year award in 2001.
• One of the top ten most popular universities in the UK, based on number of applications in 2004-05.
• Ulster Business School was awarded an 'Excellent' rating (with a perfect score of 24 out of 24) by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).
• Belfast City Centre
• Coleraine, north coast of N Ireland
• Magee, Londonderry
• Jordanstown, Belfast
• £1000 GBP - Faculty of Arts
• £2000 GBP - Faculty of Computing & Engineering
• £1000 GBP - Faculty of Life & Health Sciences
• £1500 GBP - Faculty of Social Sciences
• £2000 GBP - Ulster Business School
Support to International Students:
The university has a multi-cultural environment with over 1,000 international students from over 60 countries worldwide who have enrolled for programmes at the Campus and distance learning.
Counselling/ Mental Health: The Counselling Service within the University aims to provide support to students experiencing stress or worry in their lives while studying.
Disability: Disability Services aims to provide appropriate support and facilities for students with disabilities including physical and sensory disabilities, medical conditions, mental health difficulties and specific learning difficulties.
Health: A comprehensive range of confidential health care is provided by a team of experienced Registered Nurses. Students living away from home are required to register with a local doctor. The doctors provide twenty-four hour cover to registered patients.
Student Finance: The Student Funding Team can provide information on all aspects of student finance including advice on applying for DSS benefits such as Income Support, Disability Living Allowance and Housing Benefit.
Child Care: The University Day Nurseries and Crèches aim to provide a centre where children are cared for while their parents are studying or working at the University of Ulster