Stranmillis University College, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT9 5DY 028 9038 1271
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Information
  • Affiliations Queen's University Belfast
  • Established 1922
  • Location Belfast,Northern Ireland
  • Postgraduates 160
  • Principal Dr. Anne Heaslett
  • Students 1,350
  • Undergraduates 1,195
  • Vice principal http://www.stran.ac.uk
The college was established in 1922 to provide state-funded teacher training by the then newly created Government of Northern Ireland to ensure that there would be a non-denominational teacher training college within the new country after the partition of Ireland. This status was undermined early in its existence, after a statement by Roman Catholic bishops to the effect that a graduate of the institution would not be allowed to teach in a Catholic school soon ensured that the institution became identified as a Protestant-only institution.
Stranmillis University College (Irish: Coláiste Ollscoile an tSrútháin Mhilis) is a university college of Queen's University Belfast. The institution is located on the Stranmillis Road in Belfast, and has approximately 700 students today and offers the BEd, PGCE and TESOL, as well as other courses.
Campus
The University College has a history to be proud of. It was founded in 1922 to provide state-funded teacher education in the northern portion of the recently partitioned island. The new Northern Ireland government decided to open its own non-denominational College and purchased Stranmillis House, with its very attractive and historic campus of 18 hectares only three kilometres from the centre of Belfast. The College's track record in teacher education since 1922 has been second to none.