Information for New Students

WELCOME

We are delighted that you have chosen to apply to Stranmillis University College and would like to take the opportunity to offer our congratulations on being offered a place on one of our courses. Hopefully, we will be able to welcome you onto campus at the start of the new academic year to begin an exciting journey as part of the Stran community. Before that, there are a number of questionnaires and forms that you need to completed.

Our Admissions and General Information for Candidates guide provides a wealth of valuable information and advice, milestones and Registry contacts that you may find helpful over the coming months. Click here to download the Admissions and General Information for Candidates guide.

Due to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 crisis, we have compiled a FAQs for Prospective Students, which will be updated on an ongoing basis to keep you up to dates.

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED

Nobody enjoys filling in multiple forms, but before you start on that journey, there is a list of housekeeping’ activities that you must complete, sign and return. We have tried to make this as simple as possible but, due to the nature of our courses, there are quite a few forms that must be completed and returned to the College.

To ensure that you have filled in and returned all the relevant forms below for your course and individual situation, please download our Student Information Checklist.

 

Questionnaires should be completed and submitted electronically by 20 July, 2020.

Access NI - all students

You have been offered a place on a course leading to a post which is governed by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 . It is College policy to ask for the relevant Enhanced check to be carried out by Access Northern Ireland.  All students must consent to the Enhanced Access NI check and provide suitable identification documents.

Further details on how and when to submit the check and pay the fee will be provided in August if you are successful in gaining a place.

 

Enhanced Access NI Check and ID Document Upload

Student Support - all students

At Stranmillis, our aim is to ensure that all students have access to the appropriate information, support and facilities to enable them to participate fully in all aspects of College life.  This can be done most effectively if we have an understanding of any special requirements you may have, including any Health & Safety consequences associated with a disability or medical condition.

All students  must complete and submit the Occupational Health and  Student Support questionnaires below as soon as possible. Please detail as much information as possible regarding any condition(s) and include any recent medical letters or reports if available.

All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence and will only be used by Student Support or Occupational Health to plan appropriate support for you. If you have any questions or difficulties in completing these forms please contact Patricia Smyth, Student Support Officer on 028 9038 4510 or  e-mail  studentsupport@stran.ac.uk.

Occupational Health Questionnaire

 

Student Support Questionnaire

 

BEd Primary and Post-Primary students only

As part of your degree programme, you are required to undertake a number of day visits and a 7-week block placement in Year 1.    In order to facilitate us securing your school-based work placement, you must complete and submit the BEd Primary and Post-primary School-based Work Placement questionnaire below no later than 20th July 2020.

 

BEd Primary and Post-primary School-based Work Placement

All relevant forms should be completed, signed and returned to Student Admissions, Stranmillis University College, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5DY  by 20 July.

Fees and Finance

You must advise the College about how you will pay for your tuition fees.

All students must complete the ‘Tuition Fees – Finance Declaration’, confirming course details, fee amount and payment method.

Please complete and return the appropriate forms i.e. Tuition Fees – Finance Declaration and Direct Debit Instruction (if applicable) as soon as possible.

Tuition Fees Finance Declaration

 

Tuition Fees Direct Debit Form

For further information or enquiries on fees and finance please click here or contact the Finance Office on 028 90384266 or 028 90384339

BA Early Childhood Studies students only

It is a requirement of the Early Childhood Studies (ECS) degree that students undertake a number of placements each year of the course. It is a legal requirement that students undertake several checks and, as such, must complete and return all of the documents below.

Health Declaration / Medical Reference

This document must be completed, signed and stamped (with the surgery stamp) by your GP. It is important to note this could take a few weeks, so please contact your GP as soon as possible to ensure you can meet the deadline for return of documents

Healthcare Trusts Consent for Checks

Student are required to gain clearance before working in a Trust setting. Please complete and return the Health Trusts Consent for Checks declaration.

References 

Students are required to obtain two references as to their suitability of working with children.  The referees should be someone who has known them in a school, work or voluntary setting and should not be family members or close friends.

Please note: All three of the above forms must be returned together no later than 20 July, 2020,  to: Student Admissions,  Stranmillis University College, Belfast, BT9 5DY.

Student Accommodation - students applying for Stran Halls accommodation only

Living in halls can be one of the best and most memorable experiences of your life. Stran Halls offers a unique, affordable student living package; the only halls accommodation that allows you to live within the maximum living away from home maintenance loan. To make the most of your time at university, we would highly recommend staying in Stran Halls. All accommodation in Stran Halls is in single occupancy, catered accommodation with a choice of en-suite or standard rooms. For further information on Stran Halls click here.

Stran Halls will be open in September, although, due to social distancing guidelines, the number of available rooms will be restricted. Stranmillis Offer Holders will be given a priority booking window until 31 July.  If you do not gain a place at Stranmillis, your deposit can be returned.  We are aware of the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and Stran Halls is equipped to ensure that all government guidelines are fully met. If, at any stage, Halls are closed due to government advice, students will be released from their residential contracts for the period of closure without penalty to ensure that the do not suffer financially.

TO BOOK: Download the Stran Halls Application Pack and complete, sign and return all forms, along with  your deposit, to: Halls Office, Stranmillis University College, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5DY

Halls Application Pack