Academic Council Committee on Student Appeals and Complaints

The Academic Council Committee on Student Appeals and Complaints (ACCSAC) provides oversight of the management and operation of assessment appeals and student complaints. 

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Dr Aoife Duignan, Student Engagement Office


The Academic Council Student Complaints and Appeals Committee shall:

1. Maintain oversight of student appeals and student complaints processes

2. Make recommendations to the Registrar and the Academic Council in relation to any issues or opportunities for enhancement identified arising from the monitoring and review student appeal and complaint processes

3. Monitor the processes under its remit to ensure they are operated in an efficient and timely manner

4. Receive reports from Schools and the Student Complaints and Appeals Officer.


ACCSAC Membership 2021 - 2022


Chair (appointed by President) 
Prof. Suzanne Guerin

One representative of the Student Assessment Appeals Panel
Prof. John O'Connor

One representative of Student Complaint Investigating Officers
Dr Aideen Quilty

One representative from the Heads of Schools, nominated by the President
Prof. Peter Kennedy

One representative from the Heads of Support Units, nominated by the Registrar
Michael Sinnott

Representative of Academic Council, nominated by the President 
Prof. Judith Harford

Representative of the Students' Union, nominated by the Students' Union President
Aoife Bracken

Dean of Students
Prof. Jason Last

Director Of Legal Services (co-opted)
Julian Bostridge

Student Engagement Manager (co-opted)
Lynn Foster 

ACCSAC Meeting Schedule 2022/2023 

Submission Deadline  Meeting Date
3 October 2022

24 October 2022 (Monday) 2.30pm

21 November 2022

12 December 2022 (Monday) 2.30pm

20 February 2023

13 March 2023 (Monday) 2.30pm

17 April 2023

8 May 2023 (Monday) 2.30pm