Information Evening for Offer Holders
Congratulations on receiving an offer for the B.Ed. Post-primary programme at Stranmillis. Our Information Evening will provide you with the opportunity to find out more about the programme - the main subject pathways, subsidiary subject options and the opportunities you can enjoy as a B.Ed. student. More importantly, it will give you the chance to talk directly with the subject co-ordinators and current students (see the Live Q&A Sessions section below).
Programme Overview and Main Subject Pathways
Programme Chair, Dr Irene Bell, will be available to answer general B.Ed. Post-primary queries from 6:00-7:00. CLICK HERE to speak with Irene.
Employability, Student Satisfaction, Opportunity
Employability, student satisfaction, a real sense of community and belonging, and a world of opportunities; Audrey Curry, provides an insight into what you can expect as a Stran student.
Main Subject Pathways
There are four Main Subject Pathways on the B.Ed. Post-primary programme – Business and Enterprise, Mathematics, Religious Studies, and Technology and Design. You also choose a subsidiary subject (from Computing, English, Mathematics, Physical Education, Religious Studies and Science), giving you the flexibility of over 20 subject combinations. For an introduction to the Main Subjects, click on the links below. For further information on the content and structure of the course, join the relevant Live Session (see below ) and you can talk directly with the course co-ordinator and current students on that pathway.
Click for an overview of the Business and Enterprise main subject pathway by course co-ordinator, Dr Lisa McKenzie and current Business and Enterprise students. To speak directly with Lisa and students on the pathway, CLICK HERE.
Click for an overview of the Mathematics main subject pathway by course co-ordinator, Dr William Kitchen and current Mathematics students. To speak directly with William and students on the pathway, CLICK HERE.
Click for an overview of the Religious Studies main subject pathway by course co-ordinators, Dr Barbara McDade and Dr Anita Gracie and current Religious Studies students. To speak directly with Barbara, Anita and students on the pathway, CLICK HERE.
Click for an overview of the Technology and Design main subject pathway by course co-ordinator, Dr Michael Ievers and current Technology and Design students. To speak directly with Michael and students on the pathway, CLICK HERE.
Subsidiary Subject Options
Whichever Main pathway you choose, you will also choose and study a subsidiary subject alongside your main subject. Generally, you will be able to teach your subsidiary subject to GCSE level. To find out more about the subsidiary subject options you can choose, watch the subject overviews below. For further information, join the relevant Live Session(s) below, where you can talk to the course co-ordinator and current students on the course. The ability to teach a second subject greatly enhances your opportunities and employability.
To talk directly with the subject co-ordinators and students, join the relevant Live Q&A session. All of the sessions will run throughout the evening (18:00-19:30), so you can dip in and out of as many sessions as you need. To join a session, please click on the relevant link, Cancel the Open Teams App dialogue box and click the ‘Continue on this Browser’ option.
|Business and Enterprise||Mathematics|
|Religious Studies||Technology and Design|
|Physical Education||Religious Studies||Science|
|Admissions - What Next?||Student Support||Stran Halls|
|Students' Union||Student Finance|
Life Beyond the Classroom
There is so much more to life as a B.Ed. student at Stran than just the lecture theatre. School-based work placements are a vital part of the course, and you spend 7-9 weeks each year on placement in primary and secondary school settings. You also undertake a 2 week alternative placement in your final year and, in Year 3, have the opportunity to undertake an international study abroad placement at one of our partner universities.
On campus, there are a host of Students’ Union clubs, societies, events and volunteering activities to showcase your talents and enjoy student life to the full. The College’s Degree Enhancement programme offers a very broad programme to further enhance your employability. And if you want to enjoy an independent student experience, Stran Halls offers a comprehensive, affordable student living package.
Inportant Student Information
Click on the links below for important information on admissions, student finance and student support.
What Our B.Ed. Post-primary Students Say
Don’t take our word for it, see what our current B.Ed. Post-primary students have to say about Stranmillis.