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20 Dec 2022

Check out our latest Review Signpost for the recap of our journey so far and what lies ahead in 2023.

Quality Enhancement Unit

The Review Signpost 4

Catch all the latest Institutional Review (IR) updates directly from the Quality Enhancement Unit's (QEU) Office.

Our Journey so far; a recap of 2022

UCC's National Institutional Review (CINNTE), led by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), is scheduled to take place in March 2023. Preparations for this have been ongoing throughout 2022;

  • Institutional Review Group (IRG) established
  • Chapter Leads
  • IP Team Identified
  • Roundtable IP Submitted consultations; Students & Staff
  • Good Practice Case Study Symposium
  • Review Team published by QQI
  • IP Submitted
  • ISER Submitted


Road to Institutional Review


ISER – Institutional Self-Evaluation Report

IP – Institutional Profile

QQI – Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Pre-Site Visit

October 2022

Case Study Symposium.

IR Roundtables - Consultation with UCC staff and students.

December 2022

IP finalised and submitted to QQI

ISER submitted to QQI (We are here).

February 2022

Planning Site Visit

Site Visit

March 2023

Main review Site Visit by external Review Team

Post-Site Visit

April 2023 onwards

Review Report submitted to UCC by Review Panel.

Implementation Plan submitted to QQI by UCC.

For a more detailed timeline of the Road to Institutional Review, visit the QEU webpage.


Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER) Submitted

The ISER was developed following a comprehensive self evaluation process enabled through university-wide engagement. It is the core document used by the Review Team to assess the effectiveness of quality assurance at UCC. The chapters of the ISER examine the strategic context of UCC, the quality of teaching, research and support services, internal quality assurance governance, procedures, areas of good practice and areas for enhancement.


Looking ahead to 2023

  • The Planning Site Visit will take place; February 2023
  • The CINNTE Site Visit will take place on UCC Campus ; 6 - 10 March 2023.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have generously contributed their time and expertise throughout the year, especially the members of the IRG, Chapter Leads and Institutional Profile Team. From all in the QEU, we wish you a Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Stage 2 - IR External Review

Be sure to catch our video on External Review as part our 'Institutional Review and You' video series which can be found on our QEU webpage.

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