Our Roots – About Warnborough College Ireland
Warnborough College (Ireland) is a independent accredited college offering qualifications by distance learning. It was founded in Ireland in 1997 but its roots go back to Oxford where Warnborough College (UK) was established in 1973.
Today, there are two independent colleges under the Warnborough brand both offering unique learning opportunities to a wide range of students from around the world.
Pioneering distance learning – About Warnborough College Ireland
Our first distance learning programmes (launched in 1996) were only six months in length. In those days, email was still relatively ‘new’ to the general public and webpages were primitive online copies of hardcopy brochures. We trialed options with new technologies and insisted students (and supervisors) register an email address to keep in contact throughout the duration of their courses. The quickness of this communication technique proved to be such a success that we soon set up a separate department to deal with this form of learning.
Bringing education to students – About Warnborough College Ireland
We soon realised that trying to replicate existing processes and systems online was futile, and rejigged the whole system with ‘distance-specific’ processes. Not only could we become more flexible, we could also offer many options that would have been impossible or cost-prohibitive to do in a traditional educational facility. It allowed us to fulfil our philosophy of bringing education to students, rather than just bringing students to education.
We are very proud of what we have built over the years, and even prouder of our graduates. (See what they have to say about us).
We welcome adult learners who wish to, in Abraham Maslow’s words, self-actualise. Study with your own mentor and at your own pace to achieve the qualification that will enhance your career and status. Warnborough will enable you to learn in a friendly, supportive and caring manner. Learn across boundaries and widen your horizons, and become part of the Warnborough worldwide family.
We are based at the Capel Building in Dublin 7 on the Luas line (the Luas stops only two blocks away). Feel free to make an appointment and call in to chat with one of our course advisors. Alternatively, use our free online academic counselling service.
A Multi Cultural institution – About Warnborough College Ireland
Warnborough prizes its independence and its international, multi-cultural and multi-racial student body and faculty. We believe in forging links between academic disciplines, between the world of learning and the world of work, and between nations, so many of which are represented by its culturally-heterogeneous student body. It is on the basis of these principles and values that Warnborough provides its special education. Such an education includes:
- A commitment to academic freedom
- A disciplined exploration of ideas
- Rational discourse, clear thinking, and articulate self-expression
- A tolerance of, and an appreciation for intellectual and cultural differences in a spirit of global awareness and responsibility
- Fostering international understanding through mutual co-operation among all students
These are the main goals that we should like to see our students achieving.
Warnborough assures equal opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status, in the admission to and participation in its programmes and activities.
Dr Kameyama was one of the first people to graduate from Warnborough in the late 1990s. Dr Kameyama joined the college in the late 1990s and worked with Professor Eric Radford of St Edmund Hall, Oxford University. In this video he recollects his experience to Dr Julian.