UCC's Institutional Review Report 2023 published

13 Nov 2023

Fantastic outcome for UCC following Institutional Review by QQI

The final review report was published by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) with the expert panel recognising 39 areas of excellence and offerring some insightful recommendations. UCC was commended for its ambitious Strategic Plan, commitment to sustainability, student supports, and community engagement. The report reflects UCC's dedication to high-quality education, research, services and deep commitment to student partnership and engagement.

Speaking on the publication of the report, Professor Joanne Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of Sydney, who chaired the UCC review team said, 

“The Review team was hugely impressed by UCC’s journey to date, and by the bold and ambitious strategy that it has set out towards 2028.  All sections of the UCC community expressed support for the strategy and its development.  The Review team found the culture of UCC to be supportive and firmly grounded in principles of fairness, transparency and collegiality.  This, the high quality of the leadership team and the fact that all the documentation examined by the Review team was evidence-based and reflective should give confidence that UCC provides a top quality educational environment and an increasingly impactful research output.  It was an honour to be part of this Review and I have brought many ideas back to Sydney, especially around the excellent support provided to students.”

You may view a snapshot of the top 5 commendations & recommendations here. The full report is available on our dedicated . We are excited about the future as we implement the recommendations in the report for continuous improvement. 

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