Ulster University

Coleraine | Ulster

City Campus Rural

Ucas code: U20

Ulster is a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement. We have four campuses throughout Northern Ireland and two new campuses in London and Birmingham, each with its own individual culture and identity. The Students' Union plays an active part in the student experience at Ulster, with numerous sporting clubs and societies to get involved with.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 476 comments (135 students)
    • Sport

      There is a wide variety of sports ranging from Archery to Volleyball. There is a Mountaineering club which is good for those...

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      2014, 2nd year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

      Sport

      There is a wide variety of sports ranging from Archery to Volleyball. There is a Mountaineering club which is good for those who like to get out and about.

      2014, 2nd year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      The university lecturers are brilliant. Leaving school I was warned that university life was different and that as a university...

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      2012, 1st year, Journalism

      The upside

      The university lecturers are brilliant. Leaving school I was warned that university life was different and that as a university student I'd be left to my own device. This is the case to some extent however if I ever needed to ask a question or meet with a lecture to discuss something this was never a problem and all my lectures where more than willing to lend a hand. As long as you put in the work and stay motivated the lecturers will never see you stuck.

      2012, 1st year, Journalism

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    • Accommodation

      Personally I felt that my lifestyle didn't suit halls at uni, I have been engaged since I was 17 and I felt there were too many...

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      2013, 2nd year, Linguistics Not Elsewhere Classified

      Accommodation

      Personally I felt that my lifestyle didn't suit halls at uni, I have been engaged since I was 17 and I felt there were too many rules and restrictions in halls for my lifestyle, I did however feel like I needed the freedom of living alone, and renting out an apartment with two of my best friends in Belfast was perfect! You're in the middle of it all living in the student part of town, there's always something to do! Some UV party, or pub crawl, or gig, or poetry reading in Botanic Gardens! I think choosing who you're going to live with is super important! I lived with 6 fellas once (5 of which were strangers before we moved in) and being the only girl in the house drove me a little mad! It would have helped if they had of been fairly tidy...that's another point, living with people who have never been away from home, some people just can't cope without their Mum! Sharing rent with more people may be cheaper, but more people = more mess! One thing I do recommend for finding student accommodation outside of halls, is to start early! Don't leave it until August/September to start looking for a place, by that time all the good places are gone, and you'll end up living in some tiny moldy, damp ridden flat! (Former house mates previous experience) start looking as soon as you know what Uni you're going too! And in second year onwards, don't leave it until you're moving out to start looking, start as early as say April, so there's no last minute mad rush! Remember where ever you find you'll have to live there for at least the next year, so find somewhere you like :) Also some helpful hints, places near amenities go quickly (ie beside the pub, library, train/bus station). Because you're a student, landlords and estate agents will look at you as a 'student', don't let them walk all over you! Take photos of everything before you move into a new place, any cracks/damage/mold/etc that's the sort of stuff you'll lose your deposit over! And of course have fun! You'll only do all this stuff for the next 3-4 years, after that it's into the 'real world'! ;)

      2013, 2nd year, Linguistics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Found the seminar classes useful in looking at what we had learnt in the lectures and allowed for some interaction between...

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      2012, 1st year, Human Resource Management

      The upside

      Found the seminar classes useful in looking at what we had learnt in the lectures and allowed for some interaction between lecturers and students. Found some of the lecturers were good in the fact that they were quite good at finding ways at helping you to stay focused

      2012, 1st year, Human Resource Management

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    • Student Union

      Every Monday and Thursday night Hypnotise show

      2014, 3rd year, Computer Games Programming

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    • Accommodation

      Cranagh Village is very basic, but I expected that from the halls of residence. However it is the only halls of residence that...

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      2013, 1st year

      Accommodation

      Cranagh Village is very basic, but I expected that from the halls of residence. However it is the only halls of residence that has en-suite rooms which is one of the main reasons I chose it. It's a good centre location as its a 2 minute walk to all the buildings of the university. Parking is a bit diabolical. You pay for a parking pass but are not guaranteed a space outside your flat.

      2013, 1st year

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

56%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

54%

LOW

Varied union activities

54%

LOW

Political

40%

LOW

Sporty

66%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 93% MED
Student score 82% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED

Overall student satisfaction

88%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

26,200

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

78%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

29%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

56%

of students are female

Young / Mature

23%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

14%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

52%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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