University of Ulster in shock campus move

“The University of Ulster is planning to move the majority of its Jordanstown courses to its Belfast campus, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal today. The university will formally announce details of major ‘strategic development plans’ involving the Belfast and Newtownabbey campuses in the New Year. Expansion of the city centre campus is one of the options being considered and most likely to get the go-ahead. Jordanstown is the largest of the four UU sites – with 13,200 students and 1,700 staff. This compares with 1,200 students and 300 staff based at the Belfast campus in the Cathedral Quarter. Ulster Unionist MLA for East Antrim Ken Robinson said today he was ‘extremely concerned’ …” (more)

[Kathryn Torney, Belfast Telegraph, 19 December]

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