Our Funders




Funders and Stakeholders

Derry City and Strabane Learning City and Region is funded by North West Regional College, Ulster University and Derry City and Strabane District Council.

A few words from our funders…….

North West Regional College, Leo Murphy, Principal

“We have set our sights on a future where learning will become truly international while also being individual to each learner – a future where we will continue to be at the heart of the local community by playing a role to enhance the ambitions of young people and adults. No matter who you are, we are ready to do all we can to enable you to reach your full potential.”

For more information on North West Regional college please visit their website:  https://www.nwrc.ac.uk

Ulster University, Dr Malachy Ó Néill, Provost, Magee campus

Dr O Neill is delighted that the world’s first ever Virtual Learning City Festival will be hosted by Derry City and Strabane Learning City and Region in July 2020.

 “At Ulster, our students and the student experience are at the heart of everything we do and we are delighted to support a festival that celebrates the availability of learning for all here in the North West.

“Becoming part of the UNESCO’s Global Network of Learning Cities will allow us to strengthen and further enhance the city’s capacity as a learning hub. Through events such as the Virtual Learning Cities Festival we will continue to build on the region’s growing profile as a centre for learning excellence.”

Derry City and Strabane District Council - Cllr Brian Tierney, Mayor

“We want our Council area to provide lifelong learning opportunities to all ages and at all educational levels utilising multiple and flexible learning pathways which will create an inclusive and resilient lifelong learning culture for all citizens in our city and region. “

 For more information on Derry City and Strabane District Council please visit their website:  https://www.derrystrabane.com/

Derry City and Strabane Learning City and Region Subgroup

In addition to the Learning City Management Group we also have a Learning City Subgroup with representatives from the following organisations. 

  • Western Health and Social Care Trust
  • LibrariesNI
  • Foyle Learning  Community
  • Mourne and Derg Community
  • Allstate
  • Seagate
  • Ulster University
  • St Cecila’s College
  • North West Regional College
  • Derry City and Strabane District Council
  • Neighbourhood Renewal