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We look forward to welcoming our alumni, partners and friends to the new enhanced Belfast campus and sharing the impressive interiors and plans for the city-based campus.

Taking its architectural design inspiration from the shape of the surrounding Belfast hills, the new 75,000m2 addition to the campus is one of the largest higher education capital builds in Europe and is set to transform higher education in the city.

Within the first month of opening its doors, the new Belfast campus has hosted an array of events and stakeholders.

Economy Minister visit

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons visited the new campus and officially opened the final phase of the building.

Speaking after a tour of the new facility, the Minister said:

"The opening of this campus is a significant achievement and represents the culmination of significant efforts by both the University and my Department over a number of years. This campus represents a significant regeneration within the city and bolsters the ambitions for regeneration in North Belfast, the wider city and the region as a whole.

"The new Belfast campus gives students from Northern Ireland and indeed across the world access to state of the art educational and research facilities in the heart of the city. The innovation, learning and research which will take place here will play a significant role in the future economy of Northern Ireland and help deliver against my Department’s 10x Vision.”

Launch of the ‘Taking Boys Seriously’ (TBS) summit

In the same week, the new campus played host to the launch of the ‘Taking Boys Seriously’ (TBS) summit. The summit addresses addressed the risk of boys falling behind in education, charting the progress of a unique trial launched in 2021 by Ulster University. Along with a network of partners, the project addresses the educational underachievement of boys in Northern Ireland by listening to the concerns of the students themselves.

Aflac CSR team visit

Ulster University’s Corporate Engagement team was delighted to welcome partners, Aflac to the new Belfast campus for a tour of the facilities and a talk from School Partnerships Manager, Lorraine Lavery-Bowen on how their funding is helping to provide access opportunities and wrap-around support to talented individuals from our most underrepresented communities.

Live Radio Ulster Broadcast

During Fresher’s Week the new campus hosted the team from BBC Radio Ulster’s Good Morning Ulster for a live morning broadcast of their show. You can listen back to the show and hear from students, campus navigators, the Vice-Chancellor and community and business representatives on their experience of the new Belfast campus.

Taking Liberties art exhibition

The opening of the new Belfast campus brings a new art gallery to the city. The campus is proud to open with an exhibition celebrating five decades of iconic work by punk artist Jamie Reid. The Taking Liberties exhibition will run until 26th November and will feature work by the incomparable rebel and trouble-making artist, Jamie Reid. This exhibition will showcase his work beyond punk fame through decades creatively supporting movements for social justice and change.

Above are just some of the exciting events and partner visits that have been taking place since the new campus opened its doors. We are incredibly excited and proud to start welcoming our alumni community to the new campus and are currently working on a programme of events that will showcase the new campus’ opportunities for collaboration, partnership and engagement. Watch this space for more details and we look forward to meeting you in Belfast soon.