In 2018, Ulster University marks 50 years since its foundation in Coleraine in 1968.
Fifty years is a significant landmark in our history and, during the course of the year, the anniversary will be marked with a programme of selected events and celebrations at Coleraine.
This is an exciting time as we reflect on our history of excellence, innovation and breaking boundaries, as well as present our ambitious plans for the future.
Most importantly, we seek to share the journey of past, present and future with our staff, students, alumni and the greater Coleraine community.
Designed by and for the local community under the direction of local visual artist Sara Cunningham-Bell, ‘Towards Tomorrow’ reflects Ulster University’s unique and continued contribution to the local area.Read more
I love Coleraine campus because it gives a welcoming feeling as soon as you walk through the door. It creates a warm and friendly environment to enable us to relax.Shannon Claire-McAuley - (Student)
The facilities (in Coleraine) are amazing and it’s so handy to access everything you need as staff are very friendly and approachable.Cathy Yorke - (Student)
I love Coleraine campus because it's a great place to relax with the panoramic views and also the staff create a sense of community with students.Jade Nelson - (Student)
Provost of the Coleraine campus
Dr Karise Hutchinson is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and holds a number of positions outside the University including, Affiliate of the Authentic Leadership Institute in Harvard, USA, Vice-Chair of the Causeway Enterprise Agency, Council member of the British Academy of Management and Faculty Board member of the Chartered Management Institute UK. Her experience includes business engagement across a range of industry sectors, where she has led several Knowledge Transfer Projects, organised a wide range of large-scale events for business owners and policy stakeholders, as well as invited keynote speaker.
Founder and Managing Director
Frances Lundy is founder and managing director of Riada Resourcing. She started her career in London, building her own successful sandwich business. An opportunity to travel to Australia arose so they moved to Sydney for three years where she worked as an assistant to the financial controller of Ernst & Young. Her husband convinced her to return to her roots and the family has now been back for over 25 years. For almost 20 years Frances has invested her energy and passion in building a people-focused recruitment agency which has been awarded a Gold accreditation from Investors in People
Dr Rosemary Peters-Gallagher OBE has long-standing connections with the University. She graduated from Ulster with a BSc Hons Economics with Accounting and in 1984 qualified as a chartered accountant, having trained with the predecessor of Moore Stephens (NI) LLP. She took up a post as a senior accountant within the University’s finance department in 1984, returning to Moore Stephens in 1986 and has been a partner in the practice since 1987.
Civic Society Ambassador
David was appointed as the first Chief Executive of the recently constituted Causeway Coast and Glens District Council, overseeing the creation of a new local authority area in 2015 comprising the former Coleraine, Limavady, Ballymoney and Moyle Councils. He was previously the Head of Support Services at Coleraine Borough Council, prior to which he was a senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Katy Chilvers has taken up the post of student ambassador for the Coleraine at 50 celebrations, replacing Lauren Wilson who graduated in December 2018.
Katy commenced a psychology degree at Coleraine in September 2016 and is now in her third year, currently on placement in the Psychology Department at the University. She has held a wide variety of roles within Ulster University over the past 2 years, including course representative, Ulster Edge ambassador, PASS leader, resident assistant, and society chairperson. In her time on campus she has worked with the School of Psychology, Career department, the Mind Your Mood initiative, Residential Services, and the Students’ Union as the Chairperson of the Choral Society.
Ken Ward, historian, and one of the first members of staff in the former Department of History, delivered an illustrated talk on the evolution and growth of the campus and its importance to Coleraine.Read more