Statement by Bishop Noel Treanor, Chairman of the Board of Governors of St Mary’s University College

12 Feb 2015

As chairman of the Board of Governors, I am strongly encouraged by the decision today to retain the small and specialist premia in the funding model for St Mary’s University College.

This decision recognises the distinctive and high-quality contribution of service and excellence made by this autonomous Catholic institution to higher education in Northern Ireland.

The College’s model of faith-based teacher education, in the Catholic tradition, is consistent with the principle of choice which is the hallmark of our school system.


Bishop Noel Treanor is Bishop of Down and Connor