Commenting on the appointment of Professor Paul Bartholomew as the new Vice-Chancellor of Ulster University, North Antrim DUP MLA Mervyn Storey said,
“I congratulate Professor Paul Bartholomew on his appointment and wish him well as he takes up this most challenging but rewarding positon.
“Ulster University has much to be proud off and its recognition as a University of excellence is well documented.
“It is however disappointing that in confirming his appointment the Chair of Council at Ulster University, Jenny Pyper failed to mention Coleraine Campus, while particularly highlighting Belfast and Magee. I have today written to the Chair expressing my concern at this omission.
“The New Vice-Chancellor must prove not only by his words but also by his action that Ulster University will remain a 3 Campus University and that the assets stripping of courses at Coleraine will stop.
“I intend to meet the new Vice-Chancellor very soon and discuss the issues that I had previously raised with him during his time as interim VC