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Parents in NI find supporting children’s learning and well-being from home difficult, new report finds

Parents from across Northern Ireland with children in primary, post-primary and special schools overwhelmingly found supporting their children’s learning from home and well-being challenging and difficult during lockdown.

9 July 2020

Lisburn student hoping survey offers insight into athletes post lockdown

A student from Lisburn has conducted a major survey looking at how lockdown has impacted on the mental health of athletes. Christopher Knowles is studying Sport and Exercise Psychology at the Ulster University. As part of his masters he has been

8 July 2020

Ulster Researchers support the response to COVID-19

As a university, Ulster University experts are tackling the Covid-19 pandemic from every angle, with our researchers working on a number of COVID-19 related studies, from the physical study of the virus itself, to the implications of societal

7 July 2020

Researchers develop new Mental Health App to support people during COVID-19 and beyond

Developed by researchers from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Ulster University, the app is available for use 24/7

7 July 2020

Research report finds life on Universal Credit is `still a struggle

The UK government has been urged redesign the social security system so that it "treats everyone with dignity and respect". Research carried out by the University of York in partnership with the Ulster University, found that radical changes to

2 July 2020

Universal credit should be designed with the people who use it, new report says

Radical changes to Universal Credit are needed now more than ever to help families facing further hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report says.

30 June 2020

Interim Mental Health Champion appointed

An academic known for her passionate involvement in suicide prevention has been appointed Interim Mental Health Champion. Siobhán O'Neill, a Professor of Mental Health Sciences at Ulster University, is one of the north's leading experts in the

26 June 2020

Multi-disciplinary team of Ulster experts help secure £33m grant to build zero emission ferries

Multi-disciplinary team of Ulster experts help secure £33m grant to build zero emission ferries

26 June 2020

UNESCO sites lead the way on sustainable development and create value for communities across the UK

A report published today, by the UK National Commission for UNESCO, has highlighted that UNESCO projects can build a greener, more equal and more peaceful world, while also creating financial value.

25 June 2020

Second COVID-19 peak is avoidable says Derry-based scientist Professor Tony Bjourson who has helped rapidly scale up testing locally

Professor Tony Bjourson said robust screening combined with efficient contact tracing can prevent another peak. The Derry-based academic is a founder of Ulster University’s Clinical Transitional Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC) at

24 June 2020

Universities: Graduate unemployment varies widely depending on what university you went to, figures show

Graduate unemployment varies widely between different universities in the UK, official figures show, with some institutions having double the national rate. According to data published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, 4 per cent of people

24 June 2020

The new lost generation: How will Covid-19 change young people’s lives?

In a post-lockdown future, it will be young people who bear the brunt of the economic and social fallout. cross the country, we are tiptoeing into a new normal. Shops are tentatively reopening; people are returning to work, families are reuniting

24 June 2020

Ulster University academics and students feature in the first ever Virtual Learning Festival

Ulster University recently partnered with Derry City and Strabane District Council and North West Regional College to achieve designation for the city as a member of the UNESCO'S Global Network of Learning Cities.

24 June 2020

Easing of lockdown restrictions a boost to mental health, says expert

A mental health expert has said the latest easing of lockdown measures announced by the Executive this week are a welcome boost in terms of psychological wellbeing. Professor Siobhan O'Neill, Professor of Mental Health Sciences at Ulster

22 June 2020

Professor Duncan Morrow discusses hate crime and impact on children (commence audio at 1:44:55)

Professor Duncan Morrow, Lecturer in Politics in Ulster University, discusses hate crime and the impact on children – Listen into BBC Radio Foyle (audio commences at 1:44:55)

19 June 2020

3,000 people wanted for new NI study which will show if you have had Covid-19

A new study has been launched exploring Covid-19 exposure and immunity in Northern Ireland. Led by Professors Tara Moore and Jim McLaughlin, the novel PANDEMIC (Protective/risk factors, ANtibody response, Dna, gEnoMICs) study will also investigate

19 June 2020

Ulster University launches new study exploring COVID-19 exposure and immunity in NI

Have you tested positive or think you've had COVID-19? Ulster University wants to hear from you

18 June 2020

Open our schools or face a national disaster, urges mental health expert

A Northern Ireland mental health expert has added her name to an open letter describing delays in returning children to school as a "national disaster". Professor Siobhan O'Neill, Professor of Mental Health Sciences at Ulster University, is one of

17 June 2020