Coleraine at 50 Archive
The 50 year celebrations of the Coleraine campus is about looking back and moving forward our ambitious plans for the future. Our history is marked by significant changes, so whether you are a past student, staff, part of the wider Coleraine community, or indeed part of UU family today, take some time and enjoy a weekly dip into the golden archive of the Coleraine campus.
For those alumni who can remember the early days at Coleraine, an old leaflet discovered by a graduate now living in Australia may bring back some memories. Nigel Sinnott undertook an intensive course in Irish Language at the Coleraine campus.
Memo of 5 June 1978, from the Vice-Chancellor, outlining that the direct telephone connection between the Coleraine and Magee campuses would be available from 12 June 1978.
Pearl Platt started at Coleraine on 18 September 1978 when the University was called ‘New University of Ulster’.
Graduates and their families assemble for refreshments and photographs after graduation in 1972.
Jeremy Lewis came to Coleraine as a bright undergraduate in 1974 studying English Language and Literature, and graduating in 1977.
Dr Les Gornall was a student at Coleraine from 1978-81 and again in 1990. He completed a BSc and a DPhil in Environmental Science.
New University of Ulster news release (30 March 1982) on the proposed merger with the Ulster Polytechnic.
Interview with Brett Campbell who started as a gardener in 1981, but by 1988 he was appointed to grounds supervisor, and finally left Ulster University’s Coleraine campus in April 2007 as the estates officer.
Memo of 16 May 1980, from Registrar, WT Ewing, to administrative, executive, clerical and secretarial staff on the installation of Lord Grey of Naunton as Chancellor of the University.
As part of a Jubilee visit, on Thursday 11 August 1977, the Queen, Prince Philip and their son Prince Andrew were entertained by groups of young dancers, acrobats and musicians at the New University of Ulster.
Harry Taylor (Finance Office) recommends ten cost-saving tips for administrative staff.
Chris Lundy graduated from the Coleraine campus in 1975 with a BA in History of Resource Management and in 1981 with a DPhil in Geography.
Read Phase One - Volume 1
Interview with Ken Ward who was one of the first members of staff at Coleraine. He started in 1968 as an assistant lecturer in history, when the first building was known as ‘Phase One’.