University Campus plan must be balanced - Campbell

Economy Minister Conor Murphy announced a Taskforce last week to look at expanding numbers for the Magee Campus of the Ulster University in Londonderry.

By Gregory Campbell MP

East Londonderry

View Profile

East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell said,

"Growing student numbers in a sustainable way is a worthwhile project and given that the University believes the existing three Campus model that it operates under (Belfast, Londonderry and Coleraine) is the way forward, any outcome must reflect that and build upon it.

The Belfast Campus with it's population catchment area has significant numbers while both Magee and Coleraine need structured in such a way to increase their numbers. The cases of both these Campus bases must not become a zero-sum game where if Magee wins Coleraine loses, but a balanced approach is essential.

I will be writing to Minister Murphy about my concerns and assuring him that the geographical distribution will be closely monitored. There must be no grounds for accusations of bias or discrimination.”

Become a Supporter

  • ${ error }
  • ${ error }
  • ${ error }

We’ll email you about campaigns, events and opportunities to get involved.
Find out more about how we use your information.