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Plan to boost student numbers in the North West

Plans to expand university provision in the North West will be unveiled in Londonderry tomorrow.

The University for Derry (U4D) lobby group has drafted the plans, to be announced at City Hotel tomorrow morning.

The new plans bring together the ambitions of various bodies.

They have been approved by the University of Ulster, Derry City Council and the city’s Chamber of Commerce.

The University of Ulster has already submitted a business case to the Executive calling for the Maximum Student Numbers (MaSN) cap to be lifted to faciliate 1,000 additional full-time places at Magee from its present 4,000 students.

U4D chairman Padraig Canavan said: “We are launching the plan in the run-up to the Assembly and city council elections in the hope and expectation that every single local candidate will pledge their commitment to implementing the expansion of our local university after the elections.”

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