Stranmillis University College


Stranmillis University College

Infobox University
name = Stranmillis University College
native_name = Coláiste Ollscoile an tSrútháin Mhilis


image_size = 113px
motto = "Docendo discimus" ("we learn by teaching")
established = 1922
principal = Dr. Anne Heaslett
students = 1,350 cite web |url=http://www.hesa.ac.uk/holisdocs/pubinfo/student/institution0506.htm |title=Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2005/06 |work=Higher Education Statistics Agency online statistics |accessdate=2007-04-04]
undergrad = 1,195
postgrad = 160
city = Belfast
country = Northern Ireland
affiliations = Queen's University Belfast
website = http://www.stran.ac.uk
address = Stranmillis Road
Belfast
BT9 5DY
telephone = +44 (0) 28 9038 1271

Stranmillis University College (Irish: Coláiste Ollscoile an tSrútháin Mhilis) is a university college of Queen's University Belfast and 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 the that the institution became identified as a Protestant-only institution. The institution is located in Belfast, and has approximately 700 students today and offers the BEd, PGCE and TESOL, as well as other courses.

The university college was associated with the university since 1968 when it became a college of the university and commenced offering the university's degrees. In 1999 this status was upgraded to the current university college status. The university college is financially and organisationally independent of the university.

The university's main building was designed by Charles Lanyon in 1858.

ee also

* Education in Northern Ireland
* List of universities in Northern Ireland

References

External links

* [http://www.stran.ac.uk Official site]


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