Creating University Links
Colmcille has supported a partnership between St Mary’s University College, Belfast and The Faculty of Education at Strathclyde University. The partnership entitled “Mutual Understandings of Immersion Education in Scotland and Ireland” developed dialogue at staff and student level between two bodies with responsibility for teacher training for Gaelic-medium schools. Visits such as these can provide motivation and new insights for a teaching group that can feel isolated.
Colmcille also provided funding to the National University of Ireland in Galway for representatives to travel to Scotland to create formal links between Gaeilge/Gáidhlig medium third level education institutes with the University of Highlands and Islands through Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in the Isle of Skye and also the Lews Castle College in the Western Isles.