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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Archbishop says TCD society not a model for theological institutes

Posted in Governance and administration on November 14th, 2012 by steve

“The new Loyola Institute of Catholic theology, launched at Trinity College Dublin last Monday, ‘does not fit into the recognised models for Catholic theological institutes’, the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 14 November]

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Loyola institute opens in Trinity College

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2012 by steve

“What was described by TCD provost Dr Patrick Prendergast as ‘a milestone in the institutional development of Catholic theology in Ireland’ took place at the university yesterday with the opening of a new theology Institute …” (more)

[Irish Times, 13 November]

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Theology is a crucial academic subject

Posted in Governance and administration on August 13th, 2010 by steve

“Bangor University has announced that its school of theology and religious studies will close in 2013, merging with the theology department at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in a cost-cutting exercise. With university budget cuts of £200m planned, the loss of the department is unlikely to be an isolated case …” (more)

[Sophia Deboick, Guardian, 13 August]

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College teams up with Notre Dame for online theology course

Posted in Teaching on November 25th, 2009 by steve

“They might be studying texts thousands of years old but it’s all part of a high-tech course available without leaving home. Future theologians can earn their college qualifications with tutorials from staff at Notre Dame university in the US – as part of an online course …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 25 November]

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