Ulster University is the largest university in the whole of Ireland. It's main campus is at Coleraine, but there are 4 more campuses in Portrush, Jordanstown, Magee and Belfast. The uni was created in 1982 when New University of Ulster and Ulster Polytechnic merged. Since then it's grown in size and is one of the most popular unis in the country having in terms of applicants per place.
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Coleraine Campus - there are a number of shops on the Coleraine campus, including a Spar (useful for electricity), Post Office, BridgeBiz (think newsagents with a sandwich shop attached), Streat, a Bank of Ireland branch and an opticians all in the Main Building. Over in South Building is the SU, Kampus Kopy, Paul's Books (great prices on required reading books as well as offering a buyback scheme), hairdressers, gym, sandwich bar and Union shop (hoodies etc, convenience store items and stationary).
Coleraine Campus - there are a number of options for food at Coleraine. There is the University canteen which offers great prices on hot meals, Streat, Bridgebiz deli and the Senior Common Room (bar and snacks) in Main Building, with the sandwich bar and SU in South Building (hot food, bar snacks).
Coleraine Campus - On campus there is a branch of Bank of Ireland with an ATM in Main Building, with another ATM over in South Buildings. However in Coleraine town centre just a short walk or bus-ride away there are branches of Barclays, Ulsterbank, Santander, Bank of Ireland, Northern Bank and HSBC.
Depending on the Campus there are buses through Translink which go and from the university.
Depending on which campus you are at, the SU may have some vacancies. Try looking at www.uusu.org under the recruitment section.
General part-time jobs can be found via the Job Centre at www.jobcentreonline.com
Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK
University of Ulster, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Co Londonderry, BT52 1S
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Bars, Pubs and clubs
Jordanstown has pretty much nothing to offer in terms of nightlife. Everybody gets a taxi to Belfast which, given that you have to get one back and students like to go out many times a week, can really be quite expensive. Belfast has a great night life but Jordanstown is pretty much dead in terms of atmosphere and nights out.
For Ulster's Coleraine Campus, the small sea-side town of Portstewart is where most people go for their nights out with bars including the Anchor, Havana/Shenanigans which are quite well priced. However, taxis in the area are quite expensive and if you stay in on campus halls a taxi from portstewart to these bars will cost £5-7. On a Wednesday night a free bus is provided from the University, Agherton Village and a large area for student accommodation called Old Mill to Kelly's Nightclub in Portrush. This club is actually very good and VERY large with many different bars open within it with different themes/genres being played throughout. The coach service is one way and a taxi is required to return home with many taxis being available outside with no booking required.
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Jordanstown campus: the halls of residence are right by the university. There is a car park which you pay £70 for a full years access to. There are, I believe, flats and normal style halls - the normal halls leave much to be desired. You share a communal kitchen which constantly has randomers walking through it since you have to cross the kitchens on the way to your room. They are, however, very cheap - around £50 a week.
Magee: Duncreggan Student Village & Coppin House
Duncreggan is the larger 'village' style residence, located around a 5 minute walk from the campus. It is broken up into Phase I and Phase II, being the older and newer buildings respectively. Phase I (the darker coloured buildings at the entrance) are organised in in apartment style settings, with a few bedrooms sharing a bathroom, kitchen and living room. These rooms are generally cheaper than the ones in the Phase II buildings, because Phase II rooms are ensuite and in theory slightly larger to begin with (because the rooms don't share a living room, only a large dining kitchen). Phase II also offers even larger sized rooms with roll out beds that essentially make your single bed a double. These are the most expensive type of room.
Coppin House is on the Strand Road (on the opposite side to Sainsbury's but slightly closer to campus than that). These are perhaps the least impressive rooms that Magee has to offer! Parking at Coppin is extremely limited.
Finding a house share is very easy in Londonderry, try www.daft.ie and there are always a lot of posters up in the streets around campus. Privately owned halls are run by SHAC and are located in Rock Mills (at the bottom of the hill when you come out of Magee), and additional smaller halls not far from Coppin House.
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