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Adonis lays into campus scheme as Ulster vice-chancellor departs

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Ulster University comes under fire from Labour peer over spiralling costs of late-running Belfast redevelopment

Ulster University’s finances have been labelled “shambolic” by Labour peer Andrew Adonis, with the university’s Greater Belfast campus project running £100 million over budget.

During a debate on Northern Ireland in the House of Lords on 7 January, Adonis said that the university’s finances were “clearly in a shambolic state” in reference to the more than £109.9m shortfall on its project, which is now expected to cost £363.9m. The campus will replace most of the university’s Jordanstown campus.

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