University of Ulster to Offer Courses in Birmingham Students in Birmingham are being given another higher education option with the provision of new career focussed degrees courses in the city from the University of Ulster. Run in partnership with QA Business School, the University offers in the heart of Birmingham city centre high quality undergraduate degree courses in Business Studies, Accountancy and IT. With fees starting at £6,000 a year, courses are designed to develop students’ career outcomes, at affordable prices. Students will study within professional custom-built facilities in the heart of the city centre on Hill Street. This is the second University of Ulster partnership with QA Business School, following a successful launch of courses in Holborn, London. QA Business School is backed by QA, the UK’s leading training company, which provides high quality and effective teaching and learning programmes for more than 150,000 individuals per year and for business and organisations around the world. With employability key to students and parents, it has become increasingly important to choose a university with excellent commercial links and where lecturers have an unequalled level of real- world expertise Speaking of the official opening of the new city centre campus which took place on Thursday, March 29, William Macpherson, CEO of QA, said his aim was not just to equip students with degrees, but to develop professionals with the skills and competence to succeed in their careers. He said: “As an organisation, we have become the partner of choice for professionals for more than 20 years by focusing on providing the highest quality of teaching and learning. “Working in partnership with the University of Ulster, we can now offer that same high quality, career-focused approach to undergraduate and postgraduate education in the West Midlands and also in London. “The provision of University of Ulster courses in Birmingham will widen participation in higher education for young people in the city and beyond, nurturing diversity and helping stimulate enterprise and create wealth and prosperity through teaching of the highest quality. “Most of all, we will give those wanting to study at a university in Birmingham a centre of excellence whose graduates are not only highly educated but highly employable.” Professor Richard Barnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ulster, added: “With more than 25,000 students, the University of Ulster is already one of the UK’s largest, as well as most modern and forward-thinking universities. “Our partnership with QA Business School aims to give those wanting to attend university in London and Birmingham the ability to study at a progressive and entrepreneurial university committed to equipping our students for employment. “We are very much looking forward to welcoming ambitious, forward-thinking and career-focused students in Birmingham and London both in September 2012 and for many years to come.” For more information about QA's new industry relevant degrees at the QA Business School, I’d like to invite you visit http://www.qabs.ulster.ac.uk. QA now operate two campuses, allowing students to study at a university in London or attend university in Birmingham.