Study Abroad Team

The Study Abroad Team and International Student Welfare Officer are on hand to support students throughout their stay and ensure the academic, placement and social experience is exceptional. Study Abroad at Stranmilis provides an amazing, totally immersive opportunity to experience life in Belfast and make friends for life.


Barbara is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies and responsible for managing Study Abroad programmes with partner colleges and universities in North America. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of Christian Education, Emerging Generations, School and Community Partnerships. A qualified secondary school teacher in Geography and RE, Barbara served as Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry for Presbyterian Church Ireland before joining Stranmillis in 2016.

Email:       Tel: +44 28 9038 4467


Lois is the faculty contact for incoming Study Abroad students at Stranmillis University College. Following a teaching career of 25 years in secondary and further education, Lois joined Stranmillis in September 2016, and is a senior lecturer with a specialism in Special Education and Quality Assurance.

Email: Tel: +44 28 9038 4466

International Office

The International Office organises all aspects of your time in Stranmillis, and is your first point of contact.  All incoming students are also allocated a ‘Student Buddy’ to help you settle in to College life.

Barbara McDade

Lois Totten

Lois Totton