Our city centre campus on York Street is part of Belfast’s vibrant Cathedral Quarter – the up-and-coming cultural hotspot.
Traditionally associated with Art and Design, our Belfast campus now spans an increasing and exciting range of subjects including architecture, hospitality, Irish language, event management, photography and digital animation.
The annual Ulster Festival of Art and Design, hosted on the Belfast campus, showcases the very best in international art and design. This year it moves to a week-long festival in March. Keep an eye out online for details of a variety of events, talks, workshops and exhibitions which will run from 19-24 March 2012.
The campus currently comprises two connected buildings on either side of York Street. We have excellent purpose-built design space, studios for recording and editing live and off-air television, sound recording, mixing and animation, teaching and exhibition areas as well as a new Library.
Students, staff and visitors have plenty of options for eating on campus or nearby in the vibrant Cathedral quarter. On campus there are the Tao Noodle Bar and The Streat as well as the Academy Training Restaurant which is staffed by students from the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
There is plenty for visitors to do and see in Belfast. Its popularity as a destination for short breaks from other parts of the UK and Ireland has grown enormously in recent years thanks to excellent leisure and tourist facilities and cheap and regular travel links. Belfast City Airport is four miles from the campus and Belfast International Airport is 22 miles away. Both have excellent connecting transport links to the city. As Belfast is a sea port both it and nearby Larne have traditional ferry and high speed boat services to Scotland and England.
Impressive sport and recreation facilities are offered at our Jordanstown campus, seven miles away. The Odyssey complex, in the Titanic Quarter, is home to the Belfast Giants ice hockey team which partners with the University, as well as a science and technology centre, numerous bars and restaurants and a 12-screen cinema. In 2012 the new Titanic visitor centre will open.