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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



UCD units that provide support and resources for units undergoing quality review, include: UCD Human Resources; UCD Library; UCD Research; UCD Teaching & Learning; UCD Institutional Research.  Please see below for a brief description of supports provided and links to more detailed information. 



UCD Human Resources provide a number of supports to assist units developing their Self-assessment Reports.  These supports include:


  • Collaborating with schools/units to understand and review organisational structures, succession planning and how they engage with staff development;
  • Offering a bespoke service to assist school/units to identify and tailor a suite of activities to support the specific needs for their quality review;
  • Delivering specialist skills and expertise to support schools/units to undertake their self-assessment activities such as: facilitation; focus groups; SWOT sessions (Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats); and structured interviews;
  • Partnering with schools and units post review, to support the development of responses to people and organisational recommendations).

 UCD HR also provides supports to units in the Quality Improvement Plan phase.

Click here for additional information on UCD HR supports for units undergoing quality review.



UCD Library can provide information to help identify areas where Library supports are a strength for a school, or gaps which may have an impact on the school’s activities. 

The Library can also provide data from broad areas of activity: communication channels  and collaboration activities; enhancing the student experience; collections; teaching and learning Library supports; Library research services; meeting the review group.

Click here for additional information on UCD Library supports for units undergoing quality review.



UCD Research can provide support to schools reviewing their research activities, e.g. RMS Profiles, research metrics and real-time financials.

Click here for additional information on UCD Research supports for units undergoing quality review. 



UCD T&L provides the following supports to academic units undergoing review:

  • Preparatory workshop(s) to facilitate the Schools’ analysis and outline SAR sections using the SWOT approach
  • Customised support for Schools’ internal stakeholder consultation, staff/students
  • Facilitation of Schools’ development work in accordance with approved Quality Improvement Plans (QIP) [post site visit stage]

These workshops are based on an input of approximately 2-3 days in the review preparation phase, and 1 day post-Review work for the QIP development. 

Click here for additional information on UCD T&L supports for units undergoing quality review.



In addition to a suite of InfoHub Reports, UCD Institutional Research can provide statistical data and information on applications, student registrations, graduations, and retention rates for academic units undergoing review.

Click here for additional information on UCD Institutional Research supports for units undergoing quality review.