Entries by Adam Goodall

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Ulster Universty Magee Researcher Awarded Prestigious Turing AI Acceleration Fellowship

A leading Magee-based Ulster University researcher will develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that could help people to communicate following serious brain injuries, thanks to a £20million government investment announced today.Professor Damien Coyle of Ulster University’s Magee campus has been awarded the prestigious Turing AI Acceleration Fellowship. The Fellowships will give 15 of the UK’s top […]


St Cecilia’s named UK secondary school of the year

A Londonderry school has been named as the UK Secondary School of the Year at this year’s Pearson Teaching Awards. St Cecilia’s College, an all-girls’ secondary school in Creggan, was announced as the 2020 winner on BBC’s The One Show on Friday. The school was told they had won the prestigious national teaching award on […]

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New start-up bootcamp launched for budding entrepreneurs

Derry City and Strabane District Council are working with Ignite NI and alongside other partners, Invest NI and Ulster University, to bring an exciting one-day virtual start-up bootcamp for founders/early stage companies specifically for this Council area. The bootcamp is open to anyone who wants to build a successful start-up of scale.  It will be […]

Derry Halloween goes digital

An exciting programme of online activities and entertainment has been launched for Derry Halloween 2020. While this year’s event won’t see thousands of revellers flocking to the city as usual, local people at home and abroad are being urged to get involved in the virtual celebrations and keep the spirit of the festival alive. The […]

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State-of-the-art Visitor Information Centre opens in Derry

Date: 23 Sep 2020. A world-class Visitor Information Centre has officially opened in the heart of Derry-Londonderry. Today marked the opening of Derry’s new state-of-the-art Visitor Information Centre at Waterloo Place. The new centre, located in the heart of the city centre and adjacent to the historic City Walls, will be the new hub for […]

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Ulster’s School of Medicine now recruiting future doctors for 2021

Ulster University’s new School of Medicine at Magee is now recruiting future doctors after progressing through the next steps of the General Medical Council’s rigorous quality assurance process. With support from the Executive, ring-fenced funding combined with the GMC’s recent review of the University’s readiness, allows the school to recruit staff and students for a September 2021 opening. […]

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£50K funding boost for local start-ups at North West Co-Founders programme

Five new entrepreneurs and start-ups have each received £10,000 from Innovate UK, the government’s innovation agency, as part of the first Catalyst North West Co-Founders programme. The funding will help the winning teams pursue their technology, engineering and science ideas and contribute to the thriving innovation ecosystem growing in the North West region. Although based […]

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Explore our LegenDerry food and drink scene

Derry and Strabane’s fantastic eateries and artisan producers are taking centre stage with the unveiling of the LegenDerry food and drink brand. The brand, launched by the local Food and Drink Network and supported by the Council, brings together our finest food-focused talent and puts the City and District firmly on the foodie map for […]