QUB freeze on new theology students after review

Posted in Governance and administration on December 19th, 2018 by steve

“Queen’s University Belfast has said it won’t be accepting new students to the ‘highly problematic’ Presbyterian-run Union Theological College (UTC) in 2019. A review by a panel of senior academics at Queen’s University has raised concerns about the diversity of teaching available. The Belfast college admits around 150 theology students each year, with some training for ministry in the Presbyterian Church …” (more)

[Allan Preston, Belfast Telegraph, 19 December]

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QUB will not admit new students to Union Theological College

Posted in Governance and administration on December 19th, 2018 by steve

“Queen’s University will not admit any new undergraduate theology students to the Presbyterian-run Union Theological College (UTC) in 2019, BBC News NI has learned. The move was recommended in a university review that was critical of aspects of teaching and staffing at the college …” (more)

[Robbie Meredith, BBC News, 18 December]

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Urgent review looms for Union Theological College following highly critical report

Posted in Governance and administration on December 6th, 2018 by steve

“A full review into Belfast’s prestigious Union Theological College (UTC) is being brought forward following a highly critical report, it can be revealed. The 165-year-old institution, which is run by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was heavily criticised by an education watchdog as having ‘the potential to put academic standards at risk’ …” (more)

[Claire McNeilly, Belfast Telegraph, 6 December]

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Union Theological College standards at risk, watchdog warns

Posted in Governance and administration on December 5th, 2018 by steve

“Academic standards at the Union Theological College (UTC) are potentially ‘at risk’ in a number of areas, a watchdog has warned. The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) monitors standards in higher education institutions across the UK. The college is run by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and teaches theology to Queen’s University students …” (more)

[Robbie Meredith, BBC News, 5 November]

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