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Halloween 2021: Your event guide

Halloween is almost here. Visit our event guide that showcases the best of events across our four Ulster University campuses.

  18 Oct 2021   2 min read

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  Student Life 

Gander: Save money with reduced food alerts

Get live updates from the gander app when food is reduced in your area!

  05 Nov 2020   1 min read

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      Money

    Student Awards

    Congratulations to all the student winners of the BSc Hons Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management and the BSc Hons Construction Engineering & Management Student Awards.

      25 Jun 2021   1 min read

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      Student Asda Card: Have sufficient funds for food

      Make sure you always have sufficient funds for food with the help of an Asda Student / Parent card.

        05 Nov 2020   1 min read

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          Money

        Peter Moor: Contact tracing explained

        What is contact tracing and how does it work work?

          03 Nov 2020   1 min read

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        Dr Ava Brown: Pressures of studying during COVID-19

        Dr Ava Brown, a social enterprise student, talks about how close she came to quitting her course and the support she received.

          03 Nov 2020   1 min read

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          Your Stories   Student Wellbeing

        Your vote: Best curry takeaways

        We asked our students to tell us their favourite places to get a curry takeaway - here's what they said.

          30 Oct 2020   0 min read

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        Recipe: The Academy Fish Pie

        What's cooking chef? If you are struggling for kitchen inspiration this delicious Fish Pie recipe from The Academy Restaurant is a must try!

          12 Jan 2021   0 min read

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          02 Nov 2020   0 min read

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          Nathan Magee: How to create renaissance images on a shoestring budget

          Nathan Magee is a second year BA Hons Photography with Video student at our Belfast campus. His work delves into the weird and wonderful and tackles everyday spaces to make them his own through inspirations such as Brooke Shaden, Annie Lebovitz, Helen Sloan and countless others.

            15 Mar 2021   4 min read

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              Your Stories

            Surfing Pro: Long John McCurry

            John studied International Travel and Tourism Management at Ulster University, and has travelled all around the world surfing professionally. John now runs his own surf school, Long John's Surf Academy in Portrush, Northern Ireland.

              17 Jun 2021   1 min read

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                Careers    Studying at UU

              UU Love Me - UU Love Me Not

              We asked our students to send us in the best (and worst) chat-up lines and they didn’t disappoint.

                09 Feb 2021   0 min read

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                  Student Life 

                Down Dog: Great yoga anywhere

                You don’t need a studio to practise the ancient art of yoga – all you need is an empty space at home and the right app.

                  02 Nov 2020   0 min read

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                  Student Wellbeing

                Stefanie McCluskey: Working from home

                Try these top tips to work from home successfully.

                  05 Nov 2020   1 min read

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                   Studying at UU   Student Wellbeing

                Caoimhe Clements: Student mental wellbeing

                Caoimhe tells us about the support she received from Ulster University when she was struggling with her mental health.

                  27 Nov 2020   1 min read

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                  Student Wellbeing   Your Stories

                Jack Brown: The science of juggling

                Learn about Ulster University course rep, Jack Brown, and how he got into Biology.

                  09 Nov 2020   1 min read

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                  Your Stories

                Recipe: Guinness and Chocolate Cake

                Emma-Jayne, a Culinary Arts student at Ulster University, has shared her favourite cake recipe, how does Guinness and chocolate sound to you! 

                  02 Nov 2020   0 min read

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                  Student Life 

                Virginia Cooley: Preparing for a dream career

                Virginia, a cinematic arts student from Pennsylvania, shares her experience of Ulster University.

                  02 Nov 2020   0 min read

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                  Your Stories   Student Wellbeing

                Natasha Hamilton: Women in Engineering Day

                This year we are celebrating the amazing work that women engineers are doing! We are so proud that we get to support the next generation of female engineers.

                  22 Jun 2021   0 min read

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                  Andrew's story: What it's like to study at Ulster University

                  Andrew, a mature, adult nursing student who started this year, shares his experience of Ulster University.

                    02 Nov 2020   0 min read

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                  Claire Calvert: Founder of Get Toasted NI

                  How an evening of S’mores on the beach at White Rocks, Portrush ignited the vision of a now successful business for UU graduate, Claire Calvert.

                    18 Mar 2021   3 min read

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                    Makers House: Belfast School of Art Graduate Residencies

                    Read all about the BSOA graduates who are now showcasing their work in Makers House at The Designerie.

                      03 Sep 2021   5 min read

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                      Émer Stinson: Landing your dream placement

                      Thinking about placement? Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want. Read advice from current UU student, Émer Stinson, and how she landed her dream placement with Morrow Communications.

                        06 Jan 2021   4 min read

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                        American Football: So What’s the Catch?

                        If you are looking for a sport, for a community, for some improvement, or for a reason to walk further than your mailbox, the American flag football team might be worth a try.

                          09 Nov 2020   2 min read

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                          Student Life 

                        Naomi Hodges: McDonald's Employee of the Year

                        Naomi Hodges, graduated in 2017 with a BA Hons Spanish with Marketing, since then she has had a successful career and was named ‘McDonald’s Employee of the Year 2020’ for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

                          19 May 2021   2 min read

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                          Gabrielle Feenan: From UU graduate to sustainable entrepreneur

                          Gabrielle Feenan, an Ulster University graduate in Product Design shares her story on how university helped her become a successful entrepreneur.

                            03 Nov 2021   25 min read

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                            The Magysfarm Collective – Growing Music Together

                            Five girls from UU Music: Niamh Murray, Cara Quinn, Rhian Brownlow, Clodagh May and Lara O’Donnell are the focus of the 'Magysfarm Collective’ project and are producing amazing original songs that have been recorded and produced by an eleven-person team of mentors.

                              17 Jun 2021   5 min read

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                                Your Stories   Student Life 

                              Mark Crabbe: From Jordanstown to Australia

                              Have you ever dreamed about moving to the sunny sands of Australia? A degree with Ulster University can take you to many wonderful places. In Mark’s case, his degree has set him up in Sydney, Australia.

                                14 Dec 2020   1 min read

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                                Ciara McCabe: From boredom to business

                                Learn how Ulster University student, Ciara McCabe, has painted a very promising future for herself during the pandemic. Ciara transformed a hobby that she loved into a successful business. The only way to do great work is to love what you do!

                                  14 Dec 2020   3 min read

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                                Jill Robinson: On placements, graduations and advice to new students

                                Jill, a recent graduate from Ulster University, shares her experience, and tells us what it was like graduating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

                                  05 Nov 2020   1 min read

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                                  Your Stories   Student Wellbeing

                                Aura Digital: Starting a business during COVID-19

                                What do you do when you can’t get a placement? Start your own successful business of course!

                                  12 Jan 2021   1 min read

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                                Dr Ava Brown: 5 tips to help with motivation

                                Dr Ava Brown shares her top 5 tips that are a sure way to help you stay motivated.

                                  09 Nov 2020   2 min read

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                                  Student Wellbeing    Studying at UU

                                Amy Mullan: I'm so glad to have a friend like you

                                Current student, Amy Mullan, shares her story of the true friendship that she made at UU, and the importance of friends in you life.

                                  19 May 2021   2 min read

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                                    Student Wellbeing

                                  Allied Health Professionals: Meet some of our incredible students

                                  We are delighted to celebrate, Allied Health Professions' (AHPs) Day as we appreciate and recognise the extraordinary work of the entire AHP workforce.

                                    24 Sep 2021   30 min read

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                                    Working from home: How cluttered is your workspace today?

                                    Here are 9 science-backed hacks on how to organise your office desk to boost productivity!

                                      06 Jan 2021   0 min read

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                                      Student Life 

                                    Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: What are they all about?

                                    Watch as Gillian Cameron talks about her KTP experience at Ulster University and her top tips for becoming a KTP associate.

                                      09 Feb 2021   0 min read

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                                      Codi-Lea's story: Panic attacks and student support

                                      Codi-Lea, a student, outlines her battle with anxiety, university stress and panic attacks and the support she received from Ulster University.

                                        09 Nov 2020   2 min read

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                                      Niamh Doherty: So far, yet so good

                                      So far, 2020 has been one big slap in the face. We all had big plans for this year, and I don’t think COVID-19 was in any of them. But I have chosen not to let it break me.

                                        25 Nov 2020   10 min read

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                                        Your Stories   Student Wellbeing

                                      Brooke Hogshaw: Living with autism and managing university

                                      Listen to UU student Brooke Hogshaw, as she tells us about living with autism and the support she received.

                                        27 Nov 2020   1 min read

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                                        Student Wellbeing   Your Stories

                                      Hannah Xu: Founder of 360 Kick 4 Mental Health

                                      Is your goal to set up your own business? Learn how graduate, Hannah Xu, used her skills and experience from Ulster University to set up, not one, but two successful businesses.

                                        14 Dec 2020   1 min read

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                                      Varun Ram: How UU helped land my dream career in UAE

                                      Your career possibilities are limitless with Ulster University. Learn how recent graduate Varun Ram landed him his dream career in UAE!

                                        12 Jan 2021   1 min read

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                                        Niamh Donnelly: How a cancelled placement helped her change lives

                                        Niamh Donnelly, a final year student at Ulster University studying Social Policy, explains how her cancelled placement, led her into a truly rewarding role.

                                          18 Mar 2021   2 min read

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                                        Women & Girls in Science : Our incredible women and girls in science will leave you inspired

                                        Our incredible women and girls in science will leave you inspired.

                                          09 Feb 2021   8 min read

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                                        Biomedical Science Day: Listen to our scientists who will leave you inspired

                                        Listen to our scientists who will leave you inspired.

                                          23 Jun 2021   1 min read

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                                        Dr. Martin McCracken: How to set and achieve goals

                                        Do you know how to set and achieve goals? Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into visible. Dr. Martin McCracken explains what we need to do to set and achieve goals.

                                          06 Jan 2021   2 min read

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                                          Student Wellbeing

                                        Peter Quinn: From UU graduate to L.A. to social media sensation

                                        TikTok star shares how a degree in Visual Communication has seen him up with a life in LA

                                          23 Mar 2021   2 min read

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                                          UU Student & Graduate Enterprise: What’s it all about?

                                          If you aspire to be the next Lord Sugar, our UU Student & Graduate Enterprise team could help. From workshops and programmes to idea exploration and innovation challenges, our dedicated team can help you develop your business idea and become an entrepreneur.

                                            09 Feb 2021   1 min read

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                                          Digital Learning: What does it look like at Ulster University?

                                          Dr Victoria McCollum is a Lecturer in Cinematic Arts at Ulster University, Magee and has made digital learning a joy for her students.

                                            03 Nov 2020   1 min read

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                                             Studying at UU

                                          Eileen Quinn: The recent & virtual graduate life

                                          "Newer graduates are vulnerable in adapting to such an introduction due to lack of professional life experience, and my survival advice is that communication will be your best tool. Communicate often, and use your time wisely when interacting with your new team. Show some character, open up and allow your team to get to know your personality."

                                            15 Jan 2021   6 min read

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                                            Bernadette Connolly: Why Journalism with English is her perfect course

                                            Bernadette shares with us her story on how she chose her course and her experience so far.

                                              13 Jan 2021   1 min read

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                                              Niamh Campbell: National Council for the Training of Journalists Awards

                                              Graduate Niamh tells us about her career in journalism so far and what it means to be nominated for an award by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

                                                15 Mar 2021   3 min read

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                                                Entrepreneurship: Sarah McAnallen, CEO of McAnallen

                                                Sarah McAnallen, a recent graduate, gives her advice on entrepreneurship.

                                                  05 Nov 2020   1 min read

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                                                How to budget: Tips and advice from our Student Money Advice Team

                                                Listen to Judith from our Student Money Advice Team who tells us basic budgeting tips that everyone should know.

                                                  06 Jan 2021   0 min read

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                                                    Money

                                                  Eva Nelson: From 'dropping out' of A-levels to finishing a Law Degree

                                                  Current UU Law student Eva, shares with us her story on the challenges she faced throughout her life and how she came to University.

                                                    18 Mar 2021   8 min read

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                                                    University stress: 5 tips to help you manage your work more efficiently

                                                    Our students share their best advice on how to manage your university workload.

                                                      09 Nov 2020   1 min read

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                                                       Studying at UU   Student Wellbeing

                                                    Rory Skillen: Covid-19, It’s made me a better student

                                                    With everything that’s been said, I still want to make it clear that like everyone else, I can’t wait for Covid:19 to disappear and for normality to return. What I am thankful for is that it presented me with an opportunity to make sure I’m going into that future as prepared as I can be

                                                      25 Nov 2020   4 min read

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                                                    Emma-Jayne Taylor: The perfect combination of nutrients to enhance your concentration

                                                    Have you ever wondered if what you eat could perhaps improve your concentration and ultimately your exam results?

                                                      24 Jan 2021   4 min read

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                                                    Catherine Maguire: Life lessons learnt from living in Lockdown

                                                    This has put everything into perspective, shown us what is important, what’s not, how we should appreciate the little things in life and hold our loved ones a little closer. I think we will all lead a very different life after this, and maybe, that isn’t a bad thing.

                                                      25 Nov 2020   6 min read

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                                                    Kayla Collins: What life is like as a student during Covid-19

                                                    This year will definitely be a struggle for the vast majority of us, but if we try and get ourselves into a routine and the right head space, I have no doubt we will all do as well as we hope.

                                                      25 Nov 2020   3 min read

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                                                    Barry McLaughlin: Studying abroad, changing the world and a future in California.

                                                    Barry McLaughlin studied BSc Hons Environmental Science with DPP at our Coleraine campus and graduated in June 2021.  Barry's story is an incredibly inspiring one.  Read on and discover the opportunities that are available when you study at Ulster University.

                                                      06 Jul 2021   4 min read

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                                                         Studying at UU

                                                      Keela Costello: My work placement experience before and during a global pandemic

                                                      I had finished my placement feeling a lot more confident about the year ahead and the dreaded job hunt after graduation.

                                                        25 Nov 2020   4 min read

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                                                      Kayleigh Tinney: When you can’t control the situation, control your reaction to it

                                                      All we have at the minute is time. Time to take chances, time to grow and time to flourish.

                                                        25 Nov 2020   5 min read

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