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Northern Regional College
) is a third-level educational institution in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland is one of the four countries of the United Kingdom. Situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland, it shares a border with the Republic of Ireland to the south and west...
, United Kingdom
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. The college has eight campuses around the north-east of Northern Ireland (County Antrim
County Antrim is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland, situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland. Adjoined to the north-east shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 2,844 km², with a population of approximately 616,000...
and eastern County Londonderry
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); Antrim, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Felden, Larne, Magherafelt and Newtownabbey.
The college was set up under the review of Further Education in Northern Ireland. NRC includes campuses from three predecessor institutions:
- Causeway Institute
The Causeway Institute of Further and Higher Education was a third-level educational institution in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom...
- East Antrim Institute
- North East Institute