Stranmillis Top for Student Satisfaction

The results of the latest National Student Survey have been published and the College is delighted to be able to announce that Stranmillis has been ranked as the number one HEI institution in Northern Ireland for student satisfaction, with n overall student satisfaction rating of 82%.  This is a well-deserved outcome and a recognition of the hard work and commitment of every member of staff to providing an outstanding learning experience for our students. The College scored particularly well on Learning Community, highlighting the valued contribution everyone makes to our College experience.

Graduation Celebrations Part 2

Friday marked a second day of celebration with the Class of 2022 BEd Primary and BEd Post-primary students enjoying a memorable day with friends, family, classmates and the Stran family .  Our congratulations on graduating and our best wishes for the future. Following the Graduation ceremony, our graduates, along with some of our 2021 cohort of graduates,  were able to join together and celebrate their achievement together back on campus at our Celebration Lunch and the Awards ceremonies for those receiving awards, prizes and Degree Enhancement Certificates.

The Guest Speaker at the Awards Ceremonies was Michael Allen, Principal of Lisneal College in Londonderry. A former Stranmillis Technology and Design graduate, Michael has been teaching for twenty five years. In November last year, Michael’s dedication and talent was recognised nationally when he won the prestigious Pearson UK Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School.

You can check out the various photo albums from today’s events on the StranBelfast facebook page.


Graduation Celebrations Part 1

After a challenging three years and overcoming the difficulties of studying in global pandemic, our Early Childhood Studies and Health, Physical Activity and Sport and Masters students graduated today.  Our congratulations and best wishes go to them all. Following the Graduation ceremony, the students, their families and college staff, along with some of our 2020 graduates, were able to celebrate their achievement together on campus at our Celebration Lunch and the Awards ceremonies for those receiving awards, prizes and Degree Enhancement Certificates.

The Guest Speaker at today’s Awards Ceremonies was Dave Linton. Dave Linton is a former youth worker and now an award winning social entrepreneur and the founder of Madlug C.I.C. – a luggage brand that is committed to making a difference. With every bag purchased, a packaway travel bag is given to a child in care.

You can check out the various photo albums from today’s events on the StranBelfast facebook page.

Minister for the Economy Visits Stranmillis

Minister for the Economy, Gordon Lyons MLA, visited the College today where he was given a tour of the eco campus by Professor Jonathan Heggarty and met with the Executive Team and students. The Minister was briefed on the work of the College in key areas such as student wellbeing, the Centre for Research in Educational Underachievement and early years education, as well as some of the ambitious plans the College has for future developments and partnerships.

Commenting, Professor Heggarty said: “As we approach our Centenary year, we will be celebrating one hundred years of impact and achievement in education. It was great to have the opportunity to host the Minister and share some of the innovative work the College is currently involved in that is continuing to shape and impact education locally and globally, and our ambitions for the next phase of the Stranmillis story.”


College Bids Farewell to Professor Sir Desmond Rea

After 8 years of service to Stranmillis University College, as a College community we gathered together to celebrate the end of Professor Sir Desmond Rea’s term of office as Chair of Stranmillis University College’s Governing Body and his retirement from public service following a long and distinguished career in the University, public and private sectors.  We wish him well and thank him for his significant contribution to the College’s continuing success.

University Voices from Ukraine

 Stranmillis University College and St Mary’s University College jointly hosted a Seminar with academics and students from one of our partner universities in Ukraine, Lesya Ukrainka University, Lutsk. Chaired by Dr Patricia Eaton and Dr Gerard McCann, the seminar included powerful presentations  by Professor Valentyna Ushchyna and Professor Olexandr Belyakov from the Faculty of Philology, Lutsk, looking at how university teaching and learning has been affected by the invasion of Ukraine. The event also involved heart-felt reflections by four Ukrainian students from Lutsk and one studying in Munich, on how the war has changed their lives. The open discussion at the end focused on supporting partners during this conflict, rebuilding life post-war in Ukraine and the role that universities can play in this process.

You can access the full recording of the by clicking on the link below and entering the passcode.

Passcode: 7JipKT*G