Moving on

UK“The University of Ulster’s Jordanstown campus is a fitting place to consider what changes have come to Northern Ireland’s higher education institutions in the wake of the peace process and the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. The gargantuan 1970s grey concrete building at the centre of the campus, evocative of bleaker and more violent times, is now facing demolition. But while there can be no doubt that the worst days of the Troubles are over, in Northern Ireland’s two universities many believe that sectarianism has not yet been completely consigned to history. A recent issue of Ufouria, the University of Ulster students’ union magazine, includes student-penned articles focusing on the killings of two soldiers in Antrim and a policeman in Craigavon, the mass public protests against those acts, and the need for greater integration on campus …” (more)

[Hannah Fearn, Times Higher Education, 28 May]

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