Ulster University News - February 2021

Ulster Screen Academy Receives Prestigious Unreal Academic Partner Status and Announces £1m Investment in Virtual Production Studio

In an exciting week for the new Ulster Screen Academy, Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite and Unreal Engine, the world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D tool, has awarded Unreal Academic Partner status to the Ulster Screen Academy, endorsing the Games Design and Animation programmes.

23 February 2021

Ulster University shines spotlight on Healthy Ageing at the NI Science Festival

We all want to grow old gracefully, but how can science help us maintain our wellbeing and health as we get older?

18 February 2021

Ulster University students help Lecturer in his quest to raise £10,000 for local charities

First year students at Ulster University’s Business School at Magee are calling on people to turn their COVID-19 blues into community action and to help raise much needed funds for Foyle Search and Rescue, Foyle Down Syndrome Trust, Foyle Hospice and Pink Ladies Cancer Charity

18 February 2021

CAIN future secured as a live archive

Ulster University has confirmed that its highly regarded CAIN archive will be retained as a live and curated archive, made possible by support from Initiatives of Change. The funding follows a consultation in 2019 and comprehensive efforts by the University and the CAIN team to secure the long-term future of the archive.

17 February 2021

Hearing aids may protect against progression to dementia, study shows

Hearing loss is known to increase a person’s risk of dementia, but new research demonstrates that using hearing aids for hearing difficulties can protect against the condition.

16 February 2021

Ulster University research indicates buoyant housing market in Northern Ireland

The latest Quarterly House Price Index report from Ulster University indicates a stable residential property market that continues to exhibit increasing price growth and strong market demand signals.

15 February 2021

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge praise nursing students from Ulster University in surprise video call

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke to nursing students from Ulster University via video call to hear more about their experiences of studying during the pandemic, and of undertaking placements on the frontline of the COVID-19 response in Northern Ireland.

11 February 2021

Ulster University named as finalist in National Student Housing Awards 2021

Ulster University student accommodation has once again been shortlisted in two categories of the National Student Housing Awards 2021 for ‘Best Booking Experience’ and ‘Best Moving In Experience’.

9 February 2021

Ulster University Business School introduces new programmes to support the future workforce

Ulster University Business School (UUBS) has developed a new part-time MSc Business in Technology programme, co-created with industry in Northern Ireland to ensure the development of relevant knowledge and skills in the professional and technology services sectors.

4 February 2021

Ulster academic appointed Editor-in-Chief of international Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma

Dr Dominic McSherry, Reader in Psychology at Ulster University’s School of Psychology and Institute of Mental Health Sciences has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the international Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma (JCAT).

3 February 2021

Future location of Ulster University’s School of Health Sciences decided

Ulster University has decided that it will re-locate undergraduate Health Sciences programmes from its Jordanstown campus to the Magee campus at Derry~Londonderry from September 2022; with postgraduate provision delivered at the Belfast campus.

2 February 2021