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Anderson welcomes Magee announcement

10 December, 2009 - by Maeve McLaughlin


Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson has welcomed today’s announcement that the
University of Ulster has signed an option agreement with Foyle and Londonderry College to secure 30 acres of land for the expansion of Magee

“The fact that Magee has secured the option on these sites is welcome progress towards the expansion of the University and I look forward to seeing Magee moving onto this site when Foyle moves to Clooney,” Ms. Anderson said.

“I would also like acknowledge the commitment of Education Minister Caitriona Ruane whose Department is providing over £14 million of funding for Foyle’s land purchase.

“When Magee moves onto the Foyle site - hopefully within the near future – it will have almost doubled its physical presence in the city and we are continuing to press both the Minister and the University to increase student numbers in line with the physical expansion.

“The expansion of the University is crucial to the social and economic regeneration of the north west and today’s announcement is a welcome step on the road.

“However, it is just one step and I will continue to drive both the University of Ulster and the Department for Employment and Learning until we get the kind of thriving, expanded university that this city demands and deserves.”

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