‌‌‌‌‌‌Academic Council plays a critical role in setting the academic direction of the University. Academic Council provides advice to Údarás na hOllscoile in respect of academic matters, through regular formal reports to the Governing Authority.

The membership of Academic Council is being revised to meet the University’s requirement for 40% gender balance on all Committees.

The revised composition of Academic Council provides for membership on a College basis, with representatives across all the academic grades, including Postdoctoral, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Professorial grades, as well as Heads of School and students, totaling 100 members, together with an ex officio membership which includes, Vice Presidents, Directors of Academic Support Units and Deans.

A series of elections is now being organised to elect the 100 College members.

Schedule of Academic Council Elections:



2nd May

College Deans issue call for nominations to relevant staff cohorts

11thMay at 12pm

Call for nominations closes

21st  May

Deadline for any candidate to withdraw their nomination

Week of 21stMay

Candidate canvassing

Election Dates

Friday, 25thof May, 10am -12pm and 2pm-4pm

Monday, 28th May, 10am -12pm and 2pm-4pm

Tuesday, 29th of May, 10am -12pm and 2pm-4pm

30thMay at 2pm

Public Election Count begins


Elected College Nominees announced (winners notified first)