Ulster University is the largest university in Northern Ireland and the Belfast campus is situated in the upbeat Cathedral Quarter, an artistic and nightlife zone for students.
As Northern Ireland’s regional university, there’s a unique opportunity to study at any of the four campuses spread across the country. Belfast has its own campus, along with its suburban sister campus in Jordanstown, which offers a feel of urban life with a little more green space. The university’s Coleraine campus offers its students more outdoor activities whereas the Magee campus in Londonderry / Derry offers a smaller, friendly city vibe.
The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. There is also the opportunity to study for a PhD. Ulster University’s Doctoral College ranked second in the UK for PhD researcher satisfaction on the PRES 2021 survey. Many courses offer practical elements, so you can engage in fieldwork and practical exercises. There is also a strong emphasis on industrial placements and opportunities to study abroad to maximise employability.
Our Ulster University accommodation for the Belfast campus sits around the heart of the city centre. Here you’ll find a whole range of amenities just a short walk away. For a night on the town, there’s plenty of pubs, clubs and nightlife establishments. There’s also a huge range of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Getting around the city is a breeze thanks to the numerous transport links. The local airport and ferry services also mean venturing beyond the country is easy and convenient.
An excellent reputation
Ulster University is traditionally associated with art, but the Belfast campus offers an exciting range of subjects including architecture, hospitality, event management, photography and digital animation.
The award-winning Law Clinic is also based at the Belfast campus, offering free legal advice on social security and employment law.
Ulster University also boasts one of the highest graduate employment rates in the United Kingdom. 92% of all graduates are either employed or continuing their studies six months after graduation.
Between 2014-2019, Ulster University achieved 100% satisfaction on the National Student Survey for six years in a row. The university also has a great reputation for its quality of academic teaching and research, according to the Research Excellence Framework.
8mins bike ride to nearest Novel
15,000 Number of full time equivalent students enrolled at the University
Living in Belfast
Whether you’re looking for a room or an apartment, we have a variety of Ulster University accommodation available. Find out which Novel Student residence is closest to the university.
For the Belfast or Jordanstown campuses, our residence is home to many Ulster University students. Our rooms, studios and apartments at Aster House and Alma Place are inspired by the local heritage of Belfast.
Our Ulster University accommodation comes equipped with everything you need to live well and unwind after a hard day of studying. Our Belfast properties come with both private and group study spaces so you can work how you like, and in comfort. For your free time, we have an on-site gym, karaoke room and private dining. To find out what is in your Novel Student accommodation speak to a member of the property team.
Novel bedrooms offer a range of features that go beyond typical uni accommodation. All apartments feature a washer dryer and dishwasher for convenience. They also have a wall-mounted smart TV and spacious kitchens. Our studios offer all these amenities in the privacy of your own room.
There’s no need to stress about your bills, as everything is covered in one rent payment. This includes 100Mb dedicated wifi, and a personal private network. You’ll also get complimentary grab and go breakfast every weekday (Monday to Friday), and 24/7 coffee.