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University Management Team

The primary responsibilities of the University Management Team (UMT) are:

  • to develop a mission, vision and strategic plan for ratification by the Governing Authority;
  • to manage the resources of the University, including human, financial, capital and non-capital resources effectively to achieve the stated vision;
  • and to enhance the performance and reputation of the University.

Committee Support: University Secretariat | umt@ucd.ie

UMT Meeting Schedule 2023/2024

Submission Deadline

 Meeting Date 
Meetings take place from 9.30am-12.30pm unless otherwise specified *

Thursday, 23 May 2024 Tuesday, 04 June 2024
Thursday, 06 June 2024 Tuesday, 18 June 2024

UMT Meeting Schedule 2024/2025

Submission Deadline

 Meeting Date (Trimester 1)
Meetings take place from 9.30am-12.30pm unless otherwise specified *

Friday, 15 August 2024 Tuesday, 27 August 2024
Thursday, 29 August 2024 Tuesday, 10 September 2024
Thursday, 12 September 2024 Tuesday, 24 September 2024
Thursday, 26 September 2024 Tuesday, 08 October 2024
Thursday, 12 October 2024 Tuesday, 22 October 2024
Thursday, 24 October 2024 Tuesday, 05 November 2024
Thursday, 07 November 2024

Tuesday, 19 November 2024

Thursday, 21 November 2024 Tuesday, 03 December 2024
Thursday, 05 December 2024 Tuesday, 17 December 2024

UMT Committee Dates

 Extended Leadership Group (ELG) Meetings 2022/2023

Submission Deadline  Meeting Date
N/A Thursday, 31 August, 9.00am-12.00pm


Purpose and Function

In accordance with the Universities Act 1997 (section 24 and Schedule 4), the President shall, subject to this Act, manage and direct the university in its academic, administrative, financial, personnel and other activities and for those purposes has such powers as are necessary or expedient. Further, the President may delegate any of his or her functions to an employee of the University (or a committee), but will remain answerable to the Governing Authority in respect of the functions so delegated.[1] Any delegated function can be exercised by the President, irrespective of any such delegation.

The University Management Team (UMT) is responsible for advising and supporting the President in the exercise of their responsibilities, and the President delegates powers and functions specified in these terms of reference to the UMT.

As the most senior executive committee of the University, the University Management Team shall:


  • Make decisions on items listed in the appendix to these terms of reference, within the parameters of authority that has been delegated by the Governing Authority to the President.


  • Advise the President on the development of the overall strategic direction of the University, taking account the resources at its disposal and the need to ensure sustainability in all aspects of University business. The President will be responsible for making proposals on this to the Academic Council and Governing Authority.
  • Regularly review the overall University strategy and advise the President to ensure that it remains relevant and sustainable.
  • Commit the University to major initiatives emerging from within and outside the University, within the parameters of authority that have been delegated by the Governing Authority to the President and where these fit with the overall University strategy and are sustainable, and resource accordingly.

Teaching and Research

  • Ensure operational supports for teaching and research are optimally configured and appropriately resourced to support the academic affairs of the University, while observing that the Academic Council encourages excellence in research and scholarship and controls the academic affairs of the university, including the curriculum of, and instruction and education provided by, the university.


  • Oversee the design and delivery of strategies and initiatives to promote a working environment where people can flourish and achieve their potential.


  • Set and monitor the financial allocation model and budgetary rules of the University.


  • Oversee the University’s Policy Management Framework


  • Initiate actions to enhance and safeguard the reputation of the University.


  • Oversee the University’s Risk Management Framework and initiate measures to mitigate risk.

Contact the UCD University Secretariat

Tierney Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 (1) 716 1279 (general enquiries) | E: univsec@ucd.ie