External QQI Review

Policies and procedures at NUI Galway are reviewed periodically by an external body.


The first external review was conducted in 2004/2005 by the European University Association through its Institutional Evaluation Programme.  The Review Report led to various policy enhancements.


A second external review took place in 2010/2011.  The key documents generated as part of the review including the reviewers report and key recommendations are available when you click here.


The next external review will take place in 2018/2019 under the auspices of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). A self assessment team has been established to assess quality assurance and prepare a self assessment report for the review. The team is as follows:

  1. Prof Lucy Byrnes, Dean of Graduate Studies (Chair)
  2. Prof David O’Sullivan, Director of Quality
  3. Prof Donal Leech, Dean of Science
  4. Mr John Cox, Head Librarian
  5. Dr Kate Quinn, Head of School
  6. Prof Peter McHugh, Dean of Engineering and Informatics
  7. Dr Pat Morgan, VP Student Experience
  8. Dr Sharon Flynn, Assistant-Director of CELT
  9. Students Union President
  10. Ms Ann Ryan, Research Office
  11. Ms Aoife Cooke, Equality Officer
  12. Ms Caroline Loughnane, Academic Secretary
  13. Ms Claire O’Connor, Institutional Research Officer
  14. Ms Maureen Linnane, Quality Office
  15. Ms Nuala McGuinn, Director, Adult Learning and Professional Development 
  16. Prof Brian Hughes, Dean, Dean of International Affairs
  17. Dr John Caulfield, Internal Communications Officer


In addition to periodic external reviews mentioned above, NUI Galway also reports annually to QQI regarding its QA activities and also meets with its representatives to discuss QA developments, including new and revised standards and guidelines across the higher education sector.