Peacebuilding & Reconciliation
International Summer School 2022

The Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Summer School at Stranmillis provides a unique opportunity to study the history Northern Ireland and it’s transformation from a society marked by violent political conflict in the past, towards a more peaceful and prosperous society. Students will have the opportunity to explore Irish history, geography, politics, culture and education, with a strong focus on social justice. The intersectionality of faith and society will also be discussed, with particular reference to the role played by churches in peacebuilding efforts and the ongoing work of faith based organisations in seeking to bring about reconciliation between divided communities.

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CORE TOPICS

  • Peace and Conflict in Northern Ireland
  • Political Dialogue
  • Culture and Identity
  • The Churches and Peacebuilding
  • Literature and Language
  • Integrated Education
  • The Arts and Media
  • Transitional Justice
  • Hope and Healing

EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL VISITS

The course offers a range of learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom, allowing students to explore the city of Belfast and engage with local people, who will share their experiences of living in a divided society. The programme includes input from local politicians, church leaders, and academics, cross community practitioners, journalists, local artists and Stranmillis faculty.

During the two week programme, students will visit a number of different organisations and projects across Northern Ireland, to hear first-hand from pioneers and practitioners undertaking cross community work at a grass roots level to help build peace and heal community divisions.

ACCOMMODATION

Stran Halls are located on a beautiful, wooded, 46 acre site in South Belfast, close to the city centre, Queens University, the Ulster Museum and Botanic Gardens, with great access to public transport. All students will be housed in single occupancy ensuite rooms, with private shower and toilet, bed linen and Wi-Fi are also included. Breakfast and lunch are provided, leaving students free to explore the Belfast’s wonderful cafes and restaurants in the evening, helping them to make the most of their time in this vibrant city.

ACADEMIC CREDIT

Students are enrolled at Queen’s University Belfast and can earn up to 5 US Credits for the programme. A transcript from QUB will be issued to students on successful completion of the course.

FEES

£1995 including tuition, educational visits, and 14 nights’ Bed and Breakfast accommodation on campus plus lunch Mon-Fri both weeks. Students may also apply to undertake an internship in a local school for two weeks at the end of the programme for an additional £1000 plus visa fees.

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Why study at Stranmillis

Must visit destination

Must visit destination

Belfast is one of the Top 10 cities on the rise (Lonely Planet) and top 12 world travel destinations (Frommer’s).

STUDENT RETENTION

STUDENT RETENTION

Stranmillis has one the highest student retention rates in the UK at 98%.

Student Satisfaction

Student Satisfaction

Stranmillis is ranked joint first amongst Northern Ireland HEIs for student satisfaction.

Network of partners

Network of partners

Over 750 school, community and business work placement partners

a global community

a global community

The campus attracts students and staff from over 30 partner universities worldwide

Stran Halls

Stran Halls

Affordable student living with over 378 on-campus single occupancy bedrooms

security

security

With 24 hour residential support and security you’re always safe.

budget friendly prices

budget friendly prices

Guaranteed on-site accommodation at competive rates