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Queries related to quality review can be directed to the UCD Quality Office:

Room 118B
UCD Tierney Building
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Ph. +353 1 716 1036



Our main functions and responsibilities are as follows:

  • To assist the Academic Council Committee on Quality (ACCQ) in its role of developing and fostering a quality culture in all UCD's activities;
  • To assist the University in fulfilling the requirements of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (2012) Act, and the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area;
  • In consultation with the College Principals and University Officers to develop a rolling 6-8 year plan for the review of units in the University;
  • To monitor and review collaborative and transnational taught provision;
  • To develop and keep under review QA/QI procedures;
  • To advise and assist academic and service units in carrying out self-assessment procedures;
  • In consultation with Co-ordinating Committees and the ACCQ, to nominate the members of the Review Groups, and organise site visits;
  • To advise reviewed units on the preparation of Quality Improvement Plans, and monitor the implementation of these plans;
  • To assist with the preparation of annual reports for external bodies, e.g. QQI;
  • To assist the institution in its preparations for Institutional Quality Review;
  • To be aware of international developments in QA/QI, and advise the ACCQ of these developments;
  • To advise the President on Quality issues in the University;
  • To prepare an annual report to the Governing Authority.