£3K scholarships to study computing at Magee University

I studied multimedia design at University of Ulster and racked up a sizable student debt. Therefore I welcome this incentive, although I am more interested the statement on retaining the students in Northern Ireland once they graduate. I could go on a rant... The University of Ulster is planning to offer computing students £3,000 to study in Londonderry. It believes the proposed move could help regenerate the economy of the city. Students will be offered the incentive to take up courses at the Magee campus in Derry. The proposal would cost £2m a year and the university wants the city's ratepayers to contribute almost £400,000. Vice-chancellor Jim Allen said the north west needed more computing graduates. "If we had scholarships that were awarded competitively to high quality students, we could attract them here, I believe," he said. "And more importantly, we could retain them here in the city and regenerate the city." Read more on BBC NEWS