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About Us

Ulster is a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement. We make a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland and play a key role in attracting inward investment. Our core business activities are teaching and learning, widening access to education, research and innovation and technology and knowledge transfer.

Take a look at our courses and you’ll see how we’re preparing students for tomorrow’s world today.

  • We have a positive impact on the economy and community in Northern Ireland and employ over 3000 staff with an annual turnover of more than 200 million.
  • Technology and knowledge transfer and commercial exploitation of ideas are promoted by our Office of Innovation through a range of initiatives and ongoing research and consultancy with business and industry.
  • We are a major contributor to the Research and Development capacity within Northern Ireland and we support local business and industry. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise confirmed the strength and quality of our research and the advances that we are continually making.
  • We make a leading contribution to lifelong learning (via eLearning), widening access to education for all - enhancing the region's knowledge base.
  • Partnerships have been forged with other educational providers locally, nationally and internationally and we have a network of strategic partnerships throughout the world.

University of Ulster is registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, Charity number: NIC100166


  • Corporate Plan

    University Plan

    The Corporate Plan sets out our overall Vision, Values, Delivery and Goals.

  • Teaching & Learning Strategy

    Library at Belfast Campus

    Our Teaching and Learning Strategy articulates the University's specific commitments relating to learning and teaching which emanate from our Corporate Plan.

  • Quality Assurance & Standards

    Quality Assurance & Standards

    Statement of quality assurance policies and procedures at the University of Ulster.

  • Council

    Collaborative Partnerships

    Information on our collaborative partnerships with Higher Education providers.

  • Employability statements

    Employability statement

    The University of Ulster is committed to supporting graduates gain stimulating and fulfilling employment by providing learning experiences that lead to valuable employment opportunities and further professional development.

  • Prospectus & Programme Specifications

    Prospectus & Programme Specifications

    Our prospectus holds all the courses and study opportunities available to you. Choose from Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses as well as Postgraduate Research and Distance Learning options.

  • Student surveys

    Student surveys

    Student feedback mechanisms collect information from our student body on their University experience. Formal surveys and other methods are used to collate this feedback.

  • Awarding bodies

    Awarding bodies

    The University has a long tradition of offering vocational, professionally accredited courses and such courses are increasingly popular with applicants because of the direct link to employment.

  • External examiners

    External examiners

    External examiners are academic subject or professional experts appointed from outside the University.

  • Student policies and procedures

    Student policies & procedures

    Policies for student complaints, appeals and representations.

  • Academic Services for Students

    Academic Services for Students

    Academic Registry provides all the essential information you need to know about while studying at the University of Ulster.

  • Student Charter

    Student Charter

    Our Student Charter outlines our commitment to continually improving the quality of services to our students.

  • Quality Management and Audit Unit

    Quality Management and Audit Unit

    Our Quality Management and Audit Unit oversees all matters relating to the review of taught quality provision, subject and module monitoring and wider audits.

  • Academic Office

    Academic Office

    The Academic Office has advisory and developmental roles in relation to all aspects of academic policy, procedures and regulations for taught award-bearing provision.

  • Policies and procedure

    University-wide policies and procedures

    University-wide strategies, policies and procedures.

  • General Student Statistics

    General Student Statistics

    Annual student statistics relating to enrolment numbers by campus, historical records, awards, student demographic profiles and admission entry qualifications.

  • Committees


    Information relating to committee structures at the University of Ulster.

  • Council


    The Council is the governing body of the University with general control over the conduct of the University's affairs.

  • Court


    The Court normally meets once a year and primarily represents the University's external stakeholders.

  • Senate


    Senate is the supreme academic decision-making authority within the University with a key role in the University's academic governance.

  • Our Senior Officers

    Our Senior Officers

    Our Senior Management structure comprising the Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Provosts, Directors/Chief Officers and Deans.

  • Deans and Heads of School

    Deans and Heads of School

    Our Faculty and School structure comprising Faculty Deans, Heads of Schools and Heads of Faculty Administration.

  • Annual Review

    Annual Review

    Our Annual Review illustrates how we continue to make progress towards achieving the core aims of our Corporate Plan.

  • Financial statements

    Financial statements

    Our financial statements present the annual financial results for the University and our subsidiary undertakings.

  • Equality


    Equality and Diversity Services is responsible for developing and promoting policy and good practice in this area.

  • Freedom of Information

    Freedom of Information

    For all information relating to Freedom of Information at the University of Ulster.

  • Regulations of the University

    Regulations of the University

    The Charter, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations of the University of Ulster.

  • Staff Directory

    Staff Directory

    A-Z contact details for every member of staff working at Ulster.