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Jordanstown campus
Shore Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB
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Jordanstown campus

The Jordanstown campus is situated seven miles north of Belfast. The grounds lie at the foot of the South Antrim hills, and the land fronting the main entrance slopes down to the shore of Belfast Lough.

The campus has a strong profile in engineering, social sciences, business, communication and academic disciplines relating to the science and coaching of sport.

What’s new?
New programmes in finance and computational finance are being offered from 2012 and mathematics provision is being enhanced.

On campus
The campus has a village feel, and is laid out around a central Mall – the main spine for 17 blocks of academic, study and recreational facilities. The Mall area is home to banks, restaurants, coffee shops, sandwich bars, a supermarket, the chaplains’ office and the Students’ Union. Specialist engineering facilities are provided in the Harry Ferguson Engineering Village which is adjacent to the main building.

The Students' Union is a popular meeting place and has a cafeteria and shop both offering excellent value for money. There is also a Games Room with pool tables and a range of video games, as well as social space where students can eat a packed lunch or simply chill out. The Sports Union Office and Volunteer Centre offer information on how to join the many student clubs and societies based on campus, and the Students' Union officers and staff are on hand to provide advice on academic, financial and welfare matters. For those wishing to live on campus, there are 700 residential student places available on-site.

The Jordanstown library - the Sir Derek Birley Library - offers study and learning facilities via 400 networked computers and a further 250 personal study spaces arranged in clusters and groupings of different sizes to reflect the varying preferences of users. The library is also fully Wi-Fi enabled for laptop users.

Sport is big at Jordanstown. We have a major indoor facility comprising:

  • A 3G astroturf pitch, which is the latest in synthetic grass technology
  • Indoor and outdoor athletics areas
  • A health suite comprising a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and plunge pool
  • A physiotherapy suite and climate controlled training chamber.

The additional features complement existing indoor and outdoor facilities and these include fitness and conditioning suites, sports halls and squash courts as well as numerous outdoor multi-use pitches.

Local attractions
At Jordanstown you are midway between Belfast and historic Carrickfergus, with its 12th century
castle, harbour and modern marina. The proximity of Jordanstown to Belfast (seven miles) is a major attraction for those who choose to live in the city and travel to the campus by car or via the excellent rail, bus and taxi network. There is plenty for visitors to do and see in Belfast. The Odyssey complex, in the Titanic Quarter, is home to the Belfast Giants ice hockey team as well as a science and technology centre, numerous bars and restaurants and a 12-screen cinema.

Belfast’s 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 just across the lough and Belfast International Airport is 15 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.

Did you know…..

…..the campus is home to the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland (SINI) - a partnership between the University and Sport Northern Ireland. Most of Northern Ireland's leading sportsmen and sportswomen train at the campus.