Choosing a Higher Education course at SRC gives you the chance to study close to home, hence saving you money and time! You will also benefit from being taught in our friendly campuses, complete with state-of-the-art technologies, modern facilities and a host of student services. With smaller class sizes, you will experience more one-to-one support, as well as being assigned a personal tutor for the duration of your studies. You will also benefit from the College's excellent partnerships with universities and many employers.
1. Lower fees than universities
At SRC the fees will be a lot lower in comparison to universities. There are a number of loans and grants available to assist students in paying fees, the Campus Services team can advise on these. Money shouldn’t be a barrier to furthering your education.
2. Strong partnerships with prestigious universities
SRC has strong links with Ulster University, Queen's University Belfast and Liverpool John Moores University. Working alongside prestigious universities brings the expertise and accreditation of a university closer to home. Whether you study at the university itself or at SRC, the quality and content of the course will be the same.
3. Small class sizes and high quality teaching
At SRC the class sizes are small and this means that students will receive a higher amount of academic and personal support from tutors. These tutors have extensive teaching and industry experience which ensures students are receiving the highest quality possible learning experience.
4. Supportive environment
All students at the College are provided with a high level of support. The Learning Support and Campus Services teams are available for all our students to access if they need additional support. We want our students to achieve their goals. Therefore if one to one support in the classroom, extra exam time or sessions in our study skills workshop are needed, we have measures to put these in place to help you.
5. Modern state-of-the-art facilities
Students at SRC have the benefit of the significant and on-going investment in facilities so they can make the most of their time at the College. With upcoming new state of the art facilities at our Armagh, Craigavon and Banbridge campuses, the facilities will improve further.
6. Over 45 courses on offer
Many of the HE courses on offer have different options available such as part time or full time, allowing you the option to study and work at the same time. We offer HNCs/HNDs, Foundation Degrees, Higher Level Apprenticeships and a range of professional qualifications in partnership with awarding bodies and universities.
7. Live at home and study
Staying at home to study can be less expensive and studying at SRC can facilitate you remaining at home, keeping your current part-time job or finding a job to help you fund your course. This may, in turn, help to reduce your debt and provide you with useful work experience.
8. International Travel
SRC organises numerous local and international study visits and residential trips to help gain valuable life-skills and international experience to help you develop personally, professionally and academically and to succeed in today's world. Erasmus+ has enabled HE staff and students to develop new skills and share new ideas and explore best practices to take back to the classroom.