Student Life

Enhancing Employablity

A university degree is an investment in your future. Through your teaching and learning, your professional work placements, access to a diverse range of degree enhancement opportunities and ongoing careers support, a degree at Stranmillis will enhance your employment prospects. The latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education research, carried out by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, shows that the unemployment rate for Stranmillis University College graduates, six months after graduation, is just 0.6% - one of the lowest rates in the UK and only medicine, dentistry and related graduates have a high employment rate than those with a degree in education.

the skills to succeed

Our aim is to equip you with the skills, confidence and work-based experience to succeed.

Work-based Placements

An extensive programme of relevant work-based professional placements is a core element of all our courses, providing you with practical, hands-on experience in the workplace. The College has developed an extensive network of over 750 work-placement partners, who support and work with you to ensure you  make the most of your placement opportunities.

Alternative Placements

To explore a broader career outlook, all initial teacher education students, in addition to their school-based placements, undertake an additional two-week alternative placement with one of our 250+ business and community partners.

Degree Enhancement

Our Degree Enhancement programme is designed to help you to stand out from the crowd. The programme provides you with a range of opportunities to further enhance your skillset through optional short courses and volunteering opportunities within the College and within the community in areas relevant to your chosen career path. For more information, contact

Careers Service

Our Careers Service is available to help guide and support you whilst you are studying at College and for two years after you graduate. Throughout your time at Stranmillis, you will have ongoing opportunities to meet with prospective employers at a range of careers fairs and events organised by the Careers Service.  For more information on our Careers Service, please email Joanne on



Network of partners

The College has a network of over 750 school, education and alternative placement partners.



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


Student Satisfaction

Stranmillis is ranked 1st in Northern Ireland, and 6th in the UK, for student satisfaction.


A global community

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


study abroad

A third of our students take up the opportunity to spend time studying abroad.


Green campus

The College is the first HEI in Northern Ireland to be awarded EcoCampus status.



Our graduates are highly sought after, with 97% in employment or further study fifteen months after graduation.


Work-based placements

100% of our undergraduate students undertake an extensive programme of work-based placements.