Magee expansion: Sinn Fein meet with new Ulster Vice-Chancellor

The Magee campus of University of Ulster.

The Magee campus of University of Ulster.

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Sinn Fein have held a “frank and open” discussion with senior figures from the University of Ulster on the expansion of Magee college.

Maeve McLaughlin MLA led the delegation who met this morning with new Ulster University Vice-Chancellor, Paddy Nixon and Magee Provost, Deirdre Heenan.

““We emphasised the point that expansion of Magee remains critical to the economic and social regeneration of Derry and the wider North West ,” Ms McLaughlin said.

“We are hopeful that the new Ulster University (UU) leadership will pledge a genuine commitment to Derry and the NW and that this commitment will be made public and delivered on.”

She added:” “We made it clear that this is not simply about numbers but about types of courses the city needs and how they link into our economic opportunities.

“We also need to take advantage of the huge prospects available to develop cross border regional opportunities with Derry and Magee as a gateway university city for the wider NW region.”