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As a student who has just finished first year I have to say that the society life here is great. I joined with very few people that I know and I am quite a shy person but after joining some of the societies here I quickly began to meet people. In particular I enjoyed activities run by the Ulster Society of Student Engineers who did a great job making engineering feel more engaging.

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By member640967
On 1st August 19

Ulster University Ranking


University of Bolton #91
Birkbeck, University of London #92
Robert Gordon University (RGU) #93
Goldsmiths, University of London #94
Birmingham City University #95
Liverpool Hope University #96
University of Worcester #97
Abertay University (Dundee) #98
Ulster University #99
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) #100

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Ulster University Hall Rankings


Swanston House, Belfast #1
Great Patrick Street, Belfast #2
John Bell House, Belfast #3
Dalriada Student Village #4
Cranagh Student Village #5
Duncreggan Student Village #6
Coppin House #7

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As a student who has just finished first year I have to say that the society life here is great. I joined with very few people that I know and I am quite a shy person but after joining some of the societies here I quickly began to meet people. In particular I enjoyed activities run by the Ulster Society of Student Engineers who did a great job making engineering feel more engaging.

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By member640967
On 1st August 19

Applying to Ulster University

Entry Requirements:

160-175 UCAS Points

Average range for Ulster University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.


Offer and Acceptance Rates:
Offers:
21,440
÷  
Applications:
26,645
=
Offer rate:
80.47%
Acceptances:
4,740
÷  
Applicants:
12,670
=
Acceptance rate:
37.41%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 30th January 2020. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.


Covid-19 Response:
TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
Confirmed Sept/Oct start
TEACHING MODE:
Blended learning
ONLINE OPEN DAY:
On-campus only from Sept
TEACHING NOTES:
Prepared to deliver lectures and other teaching online for Semester One. Some on-campus activities will take place, based on a robust local risk assessment, and priority will be given to using campus spaces for practice-based learning activities including lab work.

Ulster University Reputation

Ulster University is located in Northern Ireland, Belfast. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 23,715 students are enrolled at Ulster University:

- 21,605 of these students come from the UK
- 1,530 come from other EU countries
- And 575 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2017/18)

The graduate outcomes for Ulster University show that six months after leaving university, 95% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving Ulster University, is £19,800 a year.

(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)

Updated: 23rd September 2019


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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 23rd March 20

Somewhat satisfactory all around

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th February 20

Ulster university is located perfectly in the city center. This makes it easy to walk to places. The teachers and staff are easy to approach. There is always activities for students to join. I like that all classes/workshops are located in the one building. Only thing I wish is that the workshops were open on the weekend.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th February 20

Ive had such a great experience so far in ulster. The wifi is tricky tho

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd February 20

Brilliant from a Computer Science perspective. Fees could be lower on a placement year.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd February 20

I'm an ERASMUS exchange student and the first time I arrived at Ulster I was a bit lost because it is a huge university (Jordanstown Campus) but you find yourself quickly as there are signs and maps in the Uni. So far the teachers I have are great, but you have to put in the work; If you do not study, chances are you'll fail, there's no secret. And also, do not be afraid to ask questions when you do not know something. It's better to ask a question and take the risk of being "a fool", than staying a fool all your life because you were afraid to just ask

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st February 20

I actually love the university and it’s facilities offered

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st February 20

The UUJ campus can be confusing, especially for first year students, but there are plently of opportunities and events that happen almost every day to make university life more exciting.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st January 20

Really good location. Lack of clubs on site but good information available on where to find them. Students union is good and regularly get emails regarding upcoming events

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st January 20

Good WiFi availbale on campus Excellent speedy response careers service and active on social media alerting you to local and global opportunities to enhance your cv Ample amount of clubs and societies to join particular it you enjoy sport

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 31st January 20

For the Belfast campus, there is no sports only in Jordanstown. Even at this, trying to get out of class to play matches is. STRUGGLE. Teachers do not understand that a healthy body = healthy mind.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 31st January 20

Jordanstown campus is a lovely area but the rooms are ancient, as is the tables and chairs. Societies are a joke in comparison to every other uni on the planet. They say they have loads but if I'm based in Jordanstown, am I really going to travel to Coleraine one night a week for an Irish dancing class? I think not. What's more, so many societies hardly organise activities. Take the Communication society for example. First semester they had a pub crawl and that was it. Doesn't seem very academically driven, does it?

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st January 20

It's a good uni. My lecturers are helpful and easy to talk to. Not much else I can say except I'm gonna be in a ton of debt after it.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st January 20

Didn‘t spend enough time there. But everybody seems very friendly.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 31st January 20

Can't get WiFi in Jordanstown library

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st January 20

Good library and gym, recommend block 12 and 14 if you want to get your steps up for the day

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 31st January 20

This university is well run and has good physical facilities , however it is massively lacking in a university on campus counsellor , considering the amount of mental health issues particularly within the fine art department and across the other courses. The university are making an effort with their mind your mood campaign for mental health, however its simply not good enough to offer 6 free counselling sessions with and off-campus facility. Honestly it makes it more difficult for students to reach out when in need of support , especially those new to the city. I find the general feeling in the university to be quite "non-community" for want of a better term. Students tend to keep to themselves and it lacks a social atmosphere which likely contributes to the lack of societies. It is unknown to me what the students union get payed to do. They seem to do nothing at all. I would like to see them earn their pay by tackling some of the ongoing student issues within the university.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st January 20

It’s pretty good, my course is good enough. I do feel like for what I pay there isn’t a lot provided in terms of supplies.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st January 20

So glad to be completing my education here

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 31st January 20

I enjoy university and the education it provides

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st January 20

Have nothing to say. Everything is just so perfect

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 31st January 20

Facilities at Jordanstown are outdated and timetabling is inconvenient. Hopefully this is different with the change in campus

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 28th January 20

Rubbish, very disorganised, mislead you in terms of what is expected, over worked staff mean you get little or no support just rushed half baked email guidance, rubbish IT systems, internet and support too

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th November 19

The university is a great place for students looking to study sports but the jordanstown campus itself is very limited

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th November 19

Great societies where you can meet so many different students from different backgrounds. Most lecturers are fantastic but some could be better, not all are great with students

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th November 19

very cultural and alot of creative fascilities

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 4th November 19

unorganised staff, clustered deadlines, no priority for student wellbeing. buildings falling apart and confusing.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th November 19

The university has seen better days but has a homely and chill atmosphere. Many good food options as well.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th October 19

Love the uni. Everyone has a good relationship with lecturers and students

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th October 19

It’s great, the facilities and equipment are more than what you need and it’s overall just incredible

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th October 19

Ulster is a really nice university to go to , from day 1 I was made to feel welcome.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th October 19

Amazing teaching staff who care about you as an individual rather than a face in the crowd

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st August 19

As a student who has just finished first year I have to say that the society life here is great. I joined with very few people that I know and I am quite a shy person but after joining some of the societies here I quickly began to meet people. In particular I enjoyed activities run by the Ulster Society of Student Engineers who did a great job making engineering feel more engaging.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd July 19

Been waiting for that move to UU belfast from Jordanstown that's been promised for years...

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 18th July 19

Scholls within the uni are being spread over four campuses staff are stressed and it has an impact on the overall experience the clubs and socities are disgraceful as well as the students union they simply dont want to know

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th July 19

Overall good university but poor internet connection throughout the college.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 2nd July 19

Jordanstown needs more than just a shop in the student village and the gym is shockingly small. On several occasions I had to wait for several minutes to get on equipment I wanted. The career service as well as lecturers (business Studies) are all approachable and helpful

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 29th June 19

Appaling Masters Program, poor course content, executed even more poorly. Multiple admin issues with registry office, scheduling etc.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th June 19

A good university and staff are very welcoming, not research driven but they are career driven ensured to a high standard that their students get jobs. Jordanstown university is quite dated however they are moving to Belfast investment in facilities in the Jordanstown campus is low and is understandable. Overall a great experience at Ulster university where the staff have time for the students.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th June 19

Lectures are very helpful and friendly, good course content. Just really bad facilities, library opening hours are awful! University closed multiple days coming up to exams giving no place to study. Library is so loud, no quite place to work on a computer

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 8th June 19

Shameful excuse for a university.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th June 19

The neglected child of universities in the UK and it shows by is emphasis on its Student Union

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th June 19

Great university and the facilities are great too.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th June 19

Ulster university is a warm welcoming environment, even though Jordanstown is outside of Belfast it has the advantages of being away from the city with big open space to walk and chill between class and there are still plenty of places inside to eat and chill. There are a wide range of societies which make it easy to find something you love and keep pursuing it or to try something new.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th June 19

Love the campus I am at (jordanstown). Its wonderful having everything in the one building meaning its easy to get around. Also has everything you could need in a uni including a pharmacy!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th June 19

The facilities in the School of Computing in Jordanstown are great. The building itself is old but that is to be expected since the move to the new campus will be happening soon. The Students Union could be modernised, but I really enjoyed my time in university and I’m glad I chose it.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd June 19

Lecturers are amazing (in my course) but overall the uni has really gone down hill over the past 3 years

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd June 19

Overall great experience and opportunities provided however gets boring only learning off PowerPoints every lecture

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th April 19

Excellent lectures, tutorials, and lab practicals UUMagee

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th April 19

Good uni with good cafés to grab a quick coffee between classes

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th April 19

Good location, and good support from tutors

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th April 19

Studying in UUB for two years now, I had a great experience while studying at Ulster University. The wifi works perfectly well, it is easy and reliable to use whenever you need it. It is fast and it helps you research things and the amount of MAC computers the university has, it's very useful- which means students can use CAD for their projects. The careers service and student union are very helpful as well if you need anything, for eg. Careers advice, CV, clubs and societies. Student Union helps you to participate in a lot of areas that will be great for your CV, for eg travel to Philadelphia to discuss issues that are related helping students with their welfare, competitions & many more. The campus has a bank, coffee shop, restaurant and a student shop called UNIQUE where students sell their designs to the public.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th December 18

Great experience at Ulster. I would recommend it to any potential student. The Careers team really helped me secure placement and a graduate job. I would also suggest joining a sports team or society to make new friends.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd May 16

Poor student union however will likely to improve when campus moves to Belfast.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd March 16

The cafes and shops are great to get food and being a smaller campus it feel nice knowing you can't really get lost

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 19th January 16

Do not live on campus. The accommodation people do not care about students.

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