University of Ulster Chancellor James Nesbitt has called on the people of the city to “swing behind” the University’s call for expansion at Magee.
The Chancellor was addressing academics, graduates and their families and friends, at the annual graduation ceremony in the Millennium Forum yesterday afternoon.
He said: “This University is not just in Derry~Londonderry, it is also of the city, and our capacity and potential are shaped by how we interface with its people, with its public institutions, and with its businesses. We want to develop with this city and work effectively with local partners to help deliver sustainable, healthy and creative physical, social and economic development.” He continued: “A city is its people and to realise Derry’s potential the people of this city must work together, along with the University, along with its businesses and along with its civic institutions in pursuit of the common goal of promoting this city.” New courses available from September, include Physical Activity, Exercise and Health, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, Law, the Creative Industries. A Degree in Cinematic Arts will be introduced in 2014.