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McLaughlin seeks meeting with Farry on STEM places

9 November, 2012 - by Maeve McLaughlin

Sinn Féin Spokesperson, Maeve McLaughlin MLA (Foyle) has written to Education and Learning Minister Stephen Farry seeking a meeting to press for the additional STEM places announced in the Executive initiative to be located at Magee Campus.Maeve McLaughlin said:"I have written to DEL Minister, Stephen Farry seeking a meeting to press for delivery on previous commitments to increase student numbers at Magee Campus by 1000. "The jobs initiative announced by the First and deputy First Ministers, this week included a pledge to ' further build our skills base in priority areas by funding 500 additional undergraduate STEM places per annum'."I will be pressing the Minister to deliver on previous promises to increase student numbers at Magee by allocating the first tranche of STEM places to the Derry Campus."I also invite all of the other Foyle MLA's to join me in a cross party delegation to meet the Minister once the meeting is secured. There can be no room for complacency or party politicking on this issue. We must demonstrate a strong case for Derry as a 'priority' area and Magee as a catalyst project for  Derry City's 'One Plan' regeneration strategy and do so with one clear voice." CRÍOCH 

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