Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion met today with the President and Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast to discuss plans for a medical school and the continued expansion of Magee in Derry.
The Foyle MP said:
“I met today with Professor Ian Greer to discuss a range of issues around universities and, in particular, the expansion of the Ulster University at Magee.
“In recent months we have had the development of a positive working relationship between Ulster University and Queen’s. As a party, we want to see this relationship develop, not only for the benefit of students but for our economy as a whole.
“At today’s meeting Professor Greer confirmed Queen’s University’s absolute support for the development of the medical school based in the north west and for the overall expansion of the Magee campus and pledged to work to support that development in any way possible.
“We also discussed the need for investment in skills at all levels across the island and the need for an innovative approach to deliver this.
“I am pleased at this approach from both universities.
“I believe it will assist the expansion of Magee, which is my absolute priority and I will continue to work with all stakeholders to ensure that the complete expansion of the Magee campus is delivered.” Ends/Críoch