Why Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland lies within the United Kingdom and so is part of the European Union. Study in Northern Ireland and you will benefit from the highest standards of education in a compact, tight- knit and family based society. The age structure of the Northern Ireland population is the youngest in the UK. Children aged under 16 represent 24 per cent of the Northern Ireland population compared to 20 per cent in the UK as a whole (2011 Census).

Campbell College sits peacefully in a 100 acre estate in the east of the city of Belfast. The George Best City airport is located five minutes away by taxi, and Belfast International Airport 30 minutes. The College is readily accessible from the whole of the UK in just over one hour by aeroplane and it offers facilities comparable to the large English Public Schools, only at a fraction of the cost.

The Lonely Planet Guide endorses Belfast as being "a city on the rise" and the United Nations cites it as the second safest city in the world asfter Tokyo.  For further information about Northern Ireland please click here.  Alternatively click on the images on the right to learn more about these fascinating tourist attractions.

Furthermore, the Yorkshire Post has recently published a study on how Belfast has reinvented itself as a real visitor destination. Read the article here. 

Study at Campbell College provides a gateway to the wider UK education system. Its provision of recognised examination qualifications, career advice and guidance to university choice allows students access to the many opportunities afforded within the UK.

Culturally, Belfast has much to celebrate. The literary giant, author and poet C.S.Lewis  attended Campbell College; and a lamp-post, similar to the one featured in Narnia, where Lucy meets Mr Tumnus, stands proudly in the College driveway. The C.S. Lewis Centre in Belfast has produced a video on the life of the author including his time at Campbell, click here to view.

The College boasts strong links with the two Northern Ireland universities (click on their names to open a link); Queen’s University, Belfast and the University of Ulster. The historic campus of Queen’s University, Belfast is located 15 minutes away in the attractive, leafy suburbs of South Belfast. It is a Russell Group University, one of the UK’s twenty leading research- intensive universities, with 77% of graduates immediately progressing to graduate level jobs.

The nearby University of Ulster is also highly renowned as a teaching and research institute. Its campus will move to within 10 minutes of Campbell College with a £250 million relocation plan starting soon.

The British Council has produced a short video on studying in Northern Ireland, please click here to view.