Welcome to the Quality Office

Quality Office

Quality assurance (QA) is carried out in compliance with three external standards that have arisen from European and National government statutes and in particular the Universities Act 1997 and Qualifications and Quality Assurance Act 2012. The three standards are:

In addition, QA activities are guided by a number of external reports and guidelines published by QQI (formerly IUQB), IHEQN and HEA.   Internal Quality and QA activities are also guided by the University’s Vision 2020 strategic plan that outlines specific goals for quality and performance enhancement and also by the HEA’s Mission-Based Performance Compact 2014-2017.

NUI Galway implements external quality standards and guidelines through a comprehensive suite of internal Policies and Procedures (P&P’s) in addition an extensive number of internal University statutes or de facto P&P’s that define the role, duties and responsibilities of various organisational units and committees and that extend to the responsibilities of individual staff.