Mapping the Invisible

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"An investigation into integration and segregation amongst Catholic and Protestant university students in Belfast, Northern Ireland."

The dissertation sought to provide insight into the level of segregation amongst Protestants and Catholics in a post-violent Northern Ireland, specifically looking into university students in Belfast. The study overcame the difficulty in assessing a taboo subject, since the notion of a segregated society is a sensitive issue for the Northern Irish general public.

The research carried out a spatial assessment of the movement of young adults in Northern Ireland, this data was then represented in the form of maps. This was able to shed insight onto the current state of segregation, which exposed the highest level of sectarian segregation in student housing, out of the categories analysed.