Magee University agrees to work with agencies to address flooding at Dunvale

Posted in Governance and administration on October 18th, 2017 by steve

“The University of Ulster at Magee has confirmed that it’s working to find a solution over drainage issues which have affected homes in Dunvale Park. It follows flooding there in recent months with homes bordering the playing fields at the University site on the Duncreggan Road particularly affected …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 17 October]

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Ulster Uni’s new Belfast Campus Shows it isn’t Serious About Magee Expansion. So it’s time for Derry to Look Elsewhere

Posted in Governance and administration on August 29th, 2017 by steve

“Last week’s ‘A’ Level results not only signalled the start of the annual scramble to secure a place at University. They also pointed to a worrying development for the long-promised expansion of Magee campus in Derry …” (more)

[Steve Bradley, Slugger O’Toole, 29 August]

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Ulster University ‘optimistic’ on new medical school at Magee

Posted in Governance and administration on June 23rd, 2017 by steve

“Plans to devlop Northern Ireland’s second medical school in Londonderry have moved a step closer. That is according to representatives of Ulster University (UU) who met with Derry City and Strabane District councillors on Thursday …” (more)

[BBC News, 23 June]

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Removal of conflict studies degree course from Magee ‘makes no sense’

Posted in Governance and administration on June 9th, 2017 by steve

“Fears for the future expansion of Ulster University’s Magee campus have been expressed after another key course was moved to Belfast. The loss of the Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies follows the transfer of several others including Irish History and Politics, Peace and Conflict Studies and Irish Language and Literature to other UU sites …” (more)

[Donna Deeney, Belfast Telegraph, 9 June]

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Ulster University closes moving arts Dance degree course

Posted in Governance and administration on May 19th, 2017 by steve

“Dance professionals have told of their sadness after Northern Ireland’s only third-level moving arts degree ended. Ulster University confirmed its BA Honours Dance course at Magee Campus in Londonderry has been discontinued …” (more)

[Lee Henry, Belfast Telegraph, 19 May]

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Magee or not Magee – Time for for a graduate entry medical school in Derry

Posted in Governance and administration on April 1st, 2017 by steve

“There is definite support in Derry for Ulster University’s proposal for a graduate entry medical school at Magee campus. After 53 years of exasperation that the city does not have a full sized university, actual excitement for such ideas is always tempered by fear that it will not happen. But at least the city’s response is definitely positive …” (more)

[Paul Gosling, Slugger Toole, 1 April]

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Ulster University applies to train doctors at Magee

Posted in Governance and administration on December 21st, 2016 by steve

“Ulster University (UU) has applied to the General Medical Council (GMC) to train doctors at the Magee Campus. The medical school proposal, which includes a graduate entry focus, is currently being considered by the Department of Health. Currently, the only medical school in Northern Ireland is at Queen’s University in Belfast …” (more)

[BBC News, 21 December]

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Northern Ireland has a chronic shortage of students, whilst Belfast has too many and the west of the province has too few. The solution is obvious.

Posted in Governance and administration on October 13th, 2016 by steve

UK“September marked the annual return of students to their term-time accommodation. And within two days residents of the Holylands had lodged over 150 complaints of anti-social behaviour with Belfast City Council. That university neighbourhood’s term-time population comprises over 90% of students/young people, amounting to an estimated 7,000 in just one square kilometre …” (more)

[Slugger O’Toole, 13 October]

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Seagate job losses: Chamber says Magee expansion is now key for Derry jobs

Posted in Governance and administration on May 31st, 2016 by steve

UK“Derry’s Chamber of Commerce has warned that the expansion of Magee is now ‘essential’ if the city is to safeguard future employment. The President of the Chamber Gavin Killeen was speaking after it emerged that around 70 jobs are to go at Derry’s largest private sector employer …” (more)

[Brendan McDaid, Derry Journal, 31 May]

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Magee business case being examined ‘assiduously’ says Minister

Posted in Governance and administration on February 11th, 2016 by steve

UK“The Minister for Employment and Learning today informed the NI Assembly the Magee business case was being examined ‘assiduously’ and that the project was moving toward its ‘final stages’ …” (more)

[Derry Journal, 9 February]

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‘New Year, New Leadership on Magee Expansion’ – McLaughlin

Posted in Governance and administration on January 4th, 2016 by steve

UK“Sinn Féin MLA Maeve McLaughlin highlighting the importance of maintaining a focus on achieving the much needed expansion of Magee Campus said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 4 January]

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Ulster University: Magee Courses

Posted in Governance and administration on December 1st, 2015 by steve

UKGary Middleton (DUP) asked the Minister for Employment and Learning how his Department will assist the Ulster University Magee campus to ensure courses are protected …” (more)

[Northern Ireland Assembly debates, 30 November]

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Murder In Paris: Magee University Professor Talks Of Being Rescued By A Stranger

Posted in Life on November 15th, 2015 by steve

UK“Well-known Magee University professor has told of how he was left ‘nervous and apprehensive’ after he unwittingly got caught up in the massacre in Paris …” (more)

[Donegal Daily, 14 November]

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SF meet with new UU Vice-Chancellor Paddy Nixon

Posted in Governance and administration on September 24th, 2015 by steve

UK“Sinn Féin representatives, led by Maeve McLaughlin MLA have frank and honest discussion with new Ulster University Vice-Chancellor, Paddy Nixon and Magee Provost, Deirdre Heenan on Campus expansion …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 24 September]

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Magee expansion: Sinn Fein meet with new Ulster Vice-Chancellor

Posted in Governance and administration on September 24th, 2015 by steve

UK“Sinn Fein have held a ‘frank and open’ discussion with senior figures from the University of Ulster on the expansion of Magee college. Maeve McLaughlin MLA led the delegation …” (more)

[Derry Journal, 23 September]

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Ulster University cutbacks: Some Magee peace centre staff may shift to Belfast

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2015 by steve

UK“Some staff at the prestigious International Conflict Research Centre (INCORE) based at Magee may be shifted to Belfast as a result of the budgetary cuts at Ulster University, the Journal can reveal …” (more)

[Eamon Sweeney, Derry Journal, 8 September]

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£11m university extension approved

Posted in Governance and administration on April 2nd, 2015 by steve

UK“An £11 million extension to the University of Ulster’s Magee campus has received ministerial approval, ending uncertainty whether the project would be shelved due to funding cuts …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 2 April]

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‘We are not going away’, McCann warns on university campaign

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2015 by steve

UK“Derry remains ‘mad as hell’ over the decision 50 years ago not to create a major university presence in the city, veterans rights campaigner Eamonn McCann has said. Mr McCann added however that the city today stood united in its insistence that the status quo must and will be changed …” (more)

[Derry Journal, 6 March]

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Magee Campus: Ulster University

Posted in Governance and administration on February 24th, 2015 by steve

UKPat Ramsey (Social Democratic and Labour Party): I beg to move: That this Assembly recognises the importance of expanding higher education across Northern Ireland and particularly the importance of expansion at Ulster University’s Magee campus in driving economic growth in the north-west; notes the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Lockwood committee report; …” (more)

[Northern Ireland Assembly debates, 23 February]

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Ulster University Magee expansion ‘to cost £70m a year’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 24th, 2015 by steve

UK“Northern Ireland’s minister for employment and learning has said he supports, in principle, an expansion of Ulster University’s Magee campus. However, Dr Stephen Farry said the financial situation meant he may have to cut hundreds of university places …” (more)

[BBC News, 24 February]

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