We have over 700 school and community work-based placement partners.
Stranmillis has over 700 school and community work-based placement partners, providing enriching professional and service learning opportunities. Your Study Abroad placement will provide you with classroom teaching experience, supervised by a member of the Stranmillis faculty, who will observe you on placement visit and provide weekly tutorial support. Students must have a Tier 4 visa in order to complete professional placements or undertake volunteer work in schools or youth/ community based settings. Placements can account for up to 50% of your Study Abroad programme.
All of our courses are research-informed and designed to address important issues of contemporary relevance both locally and globally.
In learning and teaching we adopt a variety of current methodologies to promote full participatory engagement. Our Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas, facilitates valuable digital learning and offers helpful, comprehensive learning resources for each course. Classes in college are interactive and there are opportunities for collaborative work as well as whole class discussion and debate. Many of our courses involve educational and cultural visits that enrich and enhance student learning.
Our College library offers an excellent range of books, journals and on-line resources. The library team is at hand to help you with advice on using the library services or finding research information for your studies.
Our College is characterised by the warmth and excellence of the relationships between students and staff, and the high-quality teaching of our academic faculty is regularly commended by students as ‘engaging’ and ‘well organised’.
On a teaching placement, you will gain valuable practicum experience in a local school where you will assist in the planning, preparation and delivery of lessons to pupils. You will be supported in the classroom by the supervising teacher. Classroom experiences are offered in Nursery, Primary and Post Primary schools (Pre K – 12). We are also able to offer Special School placements for those students on Special Education programmes.
Teaching Assistant Practicum
For education students with limited classroom experience in your home country or students completing degrees in other subjects, it is possible to undertake a teaching assistantship in a local school. This placement gives you the opportunity to gain experience working with children in a classroom setting, providing support to the class teacher and working with small groups of pupils to facilitate learning.
Youth and Community Service Learning
In addition to the experience gained through work-based professional practice, Stranmillis has strong relationships with more than 70 community education and charity partners, such as Young Life, Youth Link NI and Barnardo’s, offering a range of placement or service learning opportunities. This option can be combined with an academic course in Young People, Community and Culture.
Why study at Stranmillis
Must visit destination
Belfast is one of the Top 10 cities on the rise (Lonely Planet) and top 12 world travel destinations (Frommer’s).
Stranmillis has one the highest student retention rates in the UK at 98%.
Stranmillis is ranked joint first amongst Northern Ireland HEIs for student satisfaction.
Network of partners
Over 750 school, community and business work placement partners
a global community
The campus attracts students and staff from over 30 partner universities worldwide
Affordable student living with over 450 on-campus single occupancy bedrooms
With 24 hour residential support and security you’re always safe.
budget friendly prices
Guaranteed on-site accommodation at competive rates