STUDENT LIFE

Life beyond study.


Discover more about where you'll live, our beautiful location on the Causeway Coast, the social life, our clubs and societies and all the things you can do when you join our friendly student community.

 
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THE CAUSEWAY COAST

You will find us on the north coast of Ireland, flanked by the wild Atlantic Ocean, salmon rivers and sculpted glacial valleys. This rugged and unspoilt landscape is perfect for wildlife, adventures and outdoor pursuits. 

Experience some iconic attractions along the Causeway Coastal Route: the UNESCO World Heritage Site Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, Dunluce Castle, Rathlin Island and the Dark Hedges from Game of Thrones to name but a few. 

COLERAINE CAMPUS

The relaxed, outdoor atmosphere of the north coast is reflected in the feel of this thriving campus. Together with the nearby seaside towns of Portrush and Portstewart and the Giant’s Causeway World Heritage Site, this area is a major international tourist destination.


A wide range of subjects is available at Coleraine, which makes for an interesting mixture of students and staff. Subject areas include geography, environmental science, marine science, biomedical science, psychology, optometry, pharmacy, English, history, media and journalism, travel and tourism, and teacher training.

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CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

Joining a society at Ulster University Students' Union will guarantee that your time at Ulster is unforgettable. With over 90 Societies to choose from, there's something to suit everyone. 

Our very active Geography and Environmental Society is ideal for those with a passion for the environment and those who want to broaden their knowledge and skills: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

 

Lonely Planet's Top Destination 2018

 
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SPORTS AND GYMS

Take advantage of the spectacular natural environment on your doorstep and join the surf club or mountaineering club, or learn to scuba-dive or free-dive.  

Indoor facilities on campus include: two multi-purpose sports halls (football, basketball, badminton and table tennis), a fitness suite, a strength and conditioning suite and steam room and sauna.

Outdoor facilities on campus include: six grass pitches, four artificial grass tennis courts multi sports area and a floodlit 3G pitch.

ACCOMMODATION

The Coleraine campus has an enviable location overlooking the River Bann, one kilometre to Coleraine, and only five kilometres from seaside towns of Portrush and Portstewart. The Belfast to Derry train line runs past the campus entrance making it easily accessible.

When you live here you benefit from having the great outdoors right on your door step including the River Bann and a selection of beautiful beaches and coves plus lots of opportunities to socialise with some of Northern Irelands best bars, restaurants and clubs nearby. The Student Village on campus has a student hub containing a laundry and the Hive social  space with TV, Play station and board games - a perfect place to relax. Private rental accommodation in the nearby coastal towns of Portstewart and Portrush tends to be excellent as many of these houses are used as summer rentals. 

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EMPLOYABILITY

In addition to the skills training offered on your degree programme, the University Employability Services provide a range of courses designed with your career in mind. 

These courses are developed in partnership with employers to ensure the skills, knowledge and experience you gain match the needs of your chosen profession.

 
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