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McLaughlin welcomes progress on Magee expansion

Posted in Governance and administration on July 2nd, 2014 by steve

“Sinn Féin MLA Maeve McLaughlin has welcomed progress in the campaign for the expansion of the university at Magee. Speaking after meeting the consultants writing the business case for the expansion, the Foyle MLA said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 2 July]

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University of Ulster: Magee ‘refocus’ required say SDLP

Posted in Governance and administration on June 24th, 2014 by steve

“SDLP Employment and Learning Spokesperson Pat Ramsey has welcomed a commitment from the DEL Minister that he would look positively on any future capital requests from the University of Ulster in relation to Magee …” (more)

[Derry Journal, 23 June]

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Expansion of the university is vital for the economy

Posted in Governance and administration on May 16th, 2014 by steve

“The British Government has just endorsed the argument put forward by U4D over the past several years – that Derry must have a substantially expanded university in order to turn around our city’s economy …” (more)

[Padraig Canavan, Derry Journal, 16 May]

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Time to break ‘stranglehold’ University of Ulster has on Derry

Posted in Governance and administration on April 9th, 2014 by steve

“… In terms of Irish cities or towns, which have third-level institutions, Derry has the lowest percentage of third-level students by far – indeed, we have less than half the provision of the next ‘worst’ town on the list. In percentage terms, we currently have an eighth of Galway’s third-level student places, a seventh of Limerick’s, and a quarter of Cork’s …” (more)

[Conal McFeely, Derry Journal, 8 April]

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Magee campus: Date set for business plan

Posted in Governance and administration on March 21st, 2014 by steve

“The accountancy firm RSM McClure Watters is to undertake the business case for the expansion of the University of Ulster’s Magee campus …” (more)

[BBC News, 21 March]

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Derry is becoming a University City

Posted in Governance and administration on February 22nd, 2014 by steve

“2014 will see important progress towards the expansion of the University at Magee. Important work has been ongoing over the last 18 months resulting in the formation of a new Skills and Education implementation group and agreement has now been secured on a business case for University expansion …” (more)

[Derry Journal, 21 February]

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University of Ulster: Magee Expansion

Posted in Governance and administration on September 19th, 2013 by steve

Raymond McCartney (Sinn Féin) … There is absolutely no doubt that for as long as most of us can remember, the issue of the university in Derry has been very much part of political agenda. Indeed, if it can be encapsulated in a small way, I think that when you look at other cities on the island of Ireland and how many university students they have, it is very telling …” (more)

[Northern Ireland Assembly Debates, 17 September]

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Minister sending confused message on Magee expansion – McLaughlin MLA

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2013 by steve

“Sinn Féin MLA, Maeve McLaughlin (Foyle) has called on Higher Education Minister, Stephen Farry to give unambiguous direction on what is required to secure the required expansion of Magee Campus as outlined in Derry’s ‘One Plan’ regeneration project …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 30 July]

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James Nesbitt urges groups to pull together in the fight to expand Magee

Posted in Governance and administration on July 11th, 2013 by steve

“High-profile University of Ulster chancellor James Nesbitt has called for people to pull together on the issue of a bigger campus for Londonderry …” (more)

[Brendan McDaid, Belfast Telegraph, 11 July]

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University of Ulster is backed by minister in row with Sinn Fein over Magee’s expansion

Posted in Governance and administration on June 27th, 2013 by steve

“Education and Learning Minister Stephen Farry has sprung to the defence of the University of Ulster following criticism levelled by Sinn Fein over its handling of expansion plans at Magee College …” (more)

[Brendan McDaid, Belfast Telegraph, 27 June]

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Sinn Fein and University of Ulster clash over who’s to blame for stunting Magee’s growth

Posted in Governance and administration on June 26th, 2013 by steve

“A top academic has launched an outspoken attack on Sinn Fein after the party claimed the University of Ulster is holding up the expansion of its Magee campus …” (more)

[Brendan McDaid, Belfast Telegraph, 26 June]

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Magee petition to be delivered today

Posted in Governance and administration on June 25th, 2013 by steve

“A petition in support of the expansion of the university at Magee will be presented to the Assembly at Stormont this morning. The petition, which has been taken up across the north west as well as attracting thousands of signatures online, will be delivered to the Assembly …” (more)

[Derry Journal, 25 June]

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Sinn Fein call for clarity on Magee expansion plan

Posted in Governance and administration on June 7th, 2013 by steve

“All of the Sinn Féin public representatives in Derry have signed an open letter expressing ‘concern and frustration’ at the lack of progress on the expansion of the Magee campus of the University of Ulster …” (more)

[Derry Journal, 7 June]

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University’s priorities have shifted after great progress at Magee

Posted in Governance and administration on April 5th, 2013 by steve

“Following its creation in 1984 through the merger of the New University of Ulster and the Ulster Polytechnic, the University of Ulster (UU) went through a necessary ‘establishment phase’ …” (more)

[Gerry McKenna, Derry Journal, 5 April]

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McLaughlin calls for Magee Campus development plan

Posted in Governance and administration on February 26th, 2013 by steve

“Sinn Féin MLA, Maeve McLaughlin (Foyle) has called on the Magee Campus administration to produce its development plan for the University expansion including the Foyle College lands …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 26 February]

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City of Culture on the Foyle shored up by banks of scholarly talent

Posted in Governance and administration on February 7th, 2013 by steve

“A university campus will take centre stage as a city looking to put its troubled past behind it celebrates being named the UK’s first City of Culture. Londonderry is home to the University of Ulster’s Magee Campus …” (more)

[Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education, 7 February]

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Ian McKellen gets honorary doctorate from Magee

Posted in Governance and administration on February 4th, 2013 by steve

“There was a celebration in Londonderry on Sunday to honour Sir Ian McKellen. The actor was given an honorary doctorate at the Magee campus of the University of Ulster …” (more)

[BBC News, 4 February]

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University cluster plan

Posted in Governance and administration on January 15th, 2013 by steve

“Sir, – The five regions of cluster colleges proposed by the university presidents in the Republic show a disappointing degree of insularity in relation to the island as a whole …” (more)

[Bill Tormey, Irish Times, 15 January]

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UU chancellor lauds City of Culture as media conference gets underway

Posted in Governance and administration on January 9th, 2013 by steve

“The City of Culture year offers Derry’s young people ‘a fantastic opportunity to create vivid memories of excitement and artistic endeavour’, according to actor James Nesbitt …” (more)

[Derry Journal, 9 January]

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Bishop Mehaffey enters Magee debate

Posted in Fees and access on December 6th, 2012 by steve

“The retired Bishop of Derry, Right Rev Dr James Mehaffey has challenged political leaders to release the money needed to create thousands of extra student places at Magee College …” (more)

[Derry Journal, 6 December]

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