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University of Ulster


Sex ratio (M:F): 41:59
Full-time undergraduates: 16,300
Applications per place: 6
Points range: 120-360
Flunk rate: 18.6% Unemployed after 6mths: 10.5%
Booze Index: £2.38 Av. housing cost per week: £64.00
Av. debt per year: £4,487 Access fund: £1,075,000
Cost of living: £

With not one, not two, nor three but four separate sites, the University of Ulster spreads its teaching wings over Belfast itself, the largest campus Jordanstown, administrative centre Coleraine and Magee campus close to Derry city centre. A bit like a small scale University of London, students at each campus could be forgiven for thinking of the campuses as separate unis.

While Jordanstown is still the largest campus, the university is moving departments over to the Belfast site and this campus will eventually be more central to the uni in all senses. for now though Jordanstown still holds the bragging rights....more detail It’s a progressive place, plugging debate as a jobworthy skill...more on academic Belfast has clubs and pubs a-plenty but Coleraine, unless you like to be beside the seaside, is more of a dead duck, fun-wise...more on entertainment The SU has facilities at each site, but politically, most students regard the SU's role as chief beverage monitor/distributor...more on the SU The sports facilities rouse enthusiasm and the coastal sites get surfers wet with excitement...more on sports Only two-thirds of first years choose to live in halls, not least because local rents are cheap...more on housing The cost of living is generally low and the hard-up can apply for fee waivers or even a golf scholarship...more on welfare

Woohoo: Cheap living in a beautiful place –whichever of the campuses you choose
Boohoo: Large number of locals and students living out makes campus atmosphere a bit dull 

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Text in italics is Push's opinion - take it or leave it Last updated on: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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