Every picture tells a story Studying at the University of Ulster
Ulster is a modern university delivering high-quality applied and vocational courses at four campuses in Northern Ireland and two branch campuses in England. Ulster has all the teaching, studying and living facilities you would expect from a modern university. There are many reasons why Ulster is a great place to live and study: Great Teaching Our teaching, and the learning experience we deliver, is rated at the highest level. (Quality Assurance Agency) Our highly-experienced academic staff maintain their subject knowledge through scholarship and focused research.
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Enhanced Employability Almost 90% of Ulster graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation – one of the highest rates in the UK. Ulster is also one of the top universities for providing a period of work placement. Ulster Welcome The friendliness and support we offer helps students to feel at home and make an easy transition to university life. Our campuses offer an inclusive learning environment welcoming learners from all backgrounds. Popularity We are in the top-20 UK universities for UCAS applications, receiving around 35,000 applications each year to our undergraduate courses. We currently welcome more than 2,500 students from over 90 countries and our 140,000 Alumni come from 121 countries.
Teaching Informed by Research World-class research enhances our teaching quality. Ulster is world-renowned for its academic and research excellence. 86% of Ulster’s research is rated as being of international quality. 21 of the 25 research areas at Ulster have been assessed as world-leading. Eleven of our research areas are ranked in the top-20. Providing Top Facilities We spend over £3 million per year on books and periodicals and are in the top-30 UK universities for facilities spend for students (Complete University Guide).
Leading in Sport Ulster is a leading university for sport in Ireland and the UK. There are opportunities across all our campuses to participate in a wide variety of individual and team sports for fun or at a more competitive level. Most sports are represented by one of our clubs and societies. Affordable Education Northern Ireland is one of the most affordable UK regions in which to live and study. In addition to low fees, Ulster’s highquality student accommodation is amongst the most competitively priced in the UK.
Social Responsibility We recognise the impact the University has on the environment and strive to reduce our footprint. We are 23rd in the People and Planet Green League and we were voted most improved university in the UK. Ulster is a sociallyresponsible university with a policy of investing in companies whose activities are consistent with our Vision and Values. Fairtrade produce is widely available across our campuses. Teaching Excellence The quality of our teaching ensures our learning experience is of the highest possible academic standard. Our programmes are regularly reviewed and we constantly monitor the changing employment market to ensure students attain the knowledge, skills and professional qualifications to enable them to excel in their future career. Many of our academic staff are involved in cutting-edge research reflected in the teaching given at Ulster.
Published on Mar 3, 2014
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