Coleraine at 50 Ulster University celebrates
Coleraine at 50



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.

Celebrating 50 years

Message from Ulster University Chancellor, Dr James Nesbitt
Welcome to the Coleraine campus

Coleraine at 50 Updates

Ulster University unveils ‘Towards Tomorrow’- a public art project to mark its 50th anniversary in Coleraine

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.

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  • 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)




Events celebrating Coleraine at 50

All Campuses will now be closed for teaching and social activities

Following the clear imperative in the latest government advice to avoid all non-essential contact with others and avoid unnecessary travel, the decision has been made to suspend all teaching and social activities on campus and to close all libraries, sports facilities, theatres, catering facilities and cancel events.

We have further advice and guidance for our staff and students on our Covid-19 Corona Virus site