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Advance HE Member Benefits for Ireland 2023-24

Advance HE membership packages give you access to world-leading services, supporting you to reach your institutional and individual goals.

In Ireland, Advance HE continues to work closely with universities, technological universities, institutes of technology, and colleges as well as national educational stakeholders.

We have a dedicated Republic of Ireland-based team, Head of Partnerships (Ireland), Kate Weedy, Head of Athena Swan Ireland, Sarah Fink, Athena Swan Ireland National Advisor, Irene Byrne and Sarah Murtagh, International Development Manager. Our broader colleagues work closely with the Ireland team to support membership, development and resourcing for the Irish sector.

Our plans for 2023 - 24 are to continue the development of the value and impact of our support for our members in Ireland. We will achieve this by working to support members through greater contextualised training and consultancy relevant to your need. To ensure stronger partnership and closer engagement, we will also introduce an Advance HE Irish Strategic Advisory Board to guide our work with you, and for you.

Contact the Head of Partnership (Ireland)

If you would like to speak to your dedicated Head of Partnerships for Ireland Kate Weedy, please click the link below. 

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Republic of Ireland Exclusive member benefits

In addition to global member benefits which all members receive, institutions in Ireland also have access to a suite of tailored member benefits focused on your priorities. Benefits will continue to develop in response to sector needs. Current plans include:

Workshop/Resource Themes

  • Getting to Grips with Principal Fellowship 
  • Nurturing Wellbeing and Resilience for EDI staff 
  • Supporting Traveller and Roma Participation in Higher Education
  • Embedding Strategic Value through Fellowship 
  • Engaging Socio-Economic Status within EDI work 
  • Higher Education Governance Forum 
  • Gender Pay Gap 
  • Exploring Leadership and Management within Irish HE 
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Networks and Collaborations

  • Access to Global Fellowship Networks 
  • Irish Strategic Advisory Board (coming soon)
  • Project Collaborations (e.g GEEF, N-TUTORR) 

Members have access to Athena Swan Ireland, full information on the Charter is available on the Athena Swan Ireland page.

Explore this year's global projects
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Supporting Traveller and Roma Participation in Higher Education Webinar 

Thursday 13 June 2024, 10:00 - 11:30

Join us as we explore Ireland's support for the Traveller and Roma communities to participate in higher education. This online session will welcome a series of speakers that will delve into research, policy and practice in this area, including a panel with:

  • Dr Hannagh McGinley, Assistant Professor in Education, Mary Immaculate College
  • Anne Marie Stokes, Traveller Education Officer, University of Galway
  • Thomas McCann, Traveller Counselling Service, and founder member of Irish Traveller Movement
  • Megan Berry, Traveller and Roma Outreach Officer, Maynooth University

Book your place here.

Gender Pay Gap 

Date to be confirmed: June 2024 

This project seeks to support the Irish HE sector in their requirement to analyse and report the gender pay gap. The project will align with other sector work ongoing. Registration details are sent directly to the institutional EDI contacts for distribution. 

Exploring Leadership and Management within Irish HE 

Project running throughout 2024 

This project will conduct research and provide space for collaboration around the pressing leadership and management needs in higher education. A community of leadership developers and senior management will be provided the opportunity to share, explore, and develop knowledge that will inform the future planning for HE leadership development in Ireland. Engagement invites for the project will be sent to institutional leadership contacts in the first instance. If you have not received an invitation but would like to attend, please contact

Teaching and Learning Career Pathways: Reward, Recognition and Progression Excellence

Roundtable for Ireland on 6 June 2024

Through interviews and round table discussions bringing together senior academic and educational leaders, HR and OD directors to share experiences, the project will provide a comprehensive overview and cases for members that will illustrate ways in which learning and teaching excellence can be effectively built into progression, reward and recognition.

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Higher Education Governance Forum 

17 May 2024, Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin

This event will convene governance colleagues from across the sector, providing an opportunity to work together on issues critical for governance development. The goal of the event is to inform, support, and provide collaborative space for those working in higher education governance managing the changes required to meet the needs of an evolving operating environment. Registration details are sent directly to the institutional governance contacts for distribution. 

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Kate Weedy, Head of Partnerships (Ireland)

Your Head of Partnerships is available to provide targeted support to assist you in your membership development through meetings, presentations or event engagement.

  • Membership introductory sessions (key colleagues/all staff)
  • Fellowship introductory sessions (key colleagues/all staff)
  • Attending Fellowship and Aurora celebrations and events
  • Other presentations and events as requested.
Contact Kate
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Current Advance HE members in Ireland

Below are the current Advance HE members in Ireland. If you work within one of these institutions, you have access to Advance HE's member benefits.

Atlantic Technological University
Dublin Business School
Dublin City University
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Economic and Social Research Institute
Griffith College
Mary Immaculate College
Maynooth University
Munster Technological University

National College of Ireland
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
South East Technological University
Technological University Dublin
Technological University of the Shannon
University College Cork
University College Dublin
University of Galway
University of Limerick