Advance HE’s membership offer in Ireland is informed by global, national, and institutional priorities and is structured under our four strands of expertise – teaching and learning; leadership and management; equality, diversity and inclusion; and governance.
Our plans for 2023–24 are to continue 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 needs. 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.
At University College Cork, our people are central to all we do. We seek to provide opportunities for all our staff to
reach their full potential. Advance HE membership provides rich and inspiring support for us in that endeavour.”
Professor John O'Halloran
President, University College Cork
Contact your Head of Partnerships
Our dedicated Ireland-based team comprises Head of Partnerships for Ireland, Tonya Watts; Head of Athena SWAN Ireland, Sarah Fink; and Athena SWAN National Advisor, Irene Byrne. Our broader colleagues work closely with the Ireland team to support membership, development, and resourcing for the Irish sector.
Upcoming Ireland member benefit events 2023 - 2024
Colleagues at Advance HE member institutions in the Republic of Ireland are able to access our upcoming member benefit events and projects.
This year, the events will address themes including Wellbeing and Resilience for EDI staff, Embedding Strategic Value through Fellowship, the Gender Pay Gap, Socio-Economic Status and Governance. We will also run a year-long project in 2024 exploring Leadership and Management within Irish HE.
Working with you
Our membership facilitates collaboration, co-creation and understanding, supporting you to overcome the challenges of the modern HE and FE sector
Global member projects
Collaborative Development Fund
Dedicated Advance HE Contact
Global Impact Grants
Publications, projects and resources
Strategic Advisory Groups
Connecting the sector
Advance HE creates space for members to come together to create solutions to their shared challenges, share best practice and be inspired by and celebrate the excellent work taking place within the sector.
Accredited Programme Leader Network
Advance HE Connect
Strengthening your membership
These member benefits address the big challenges facing the sector as a whole, delivering modern frameworks for institutional and individual recognition, and evidence-based, accessible solutions fit for the rapidly evolving sector environment.
Leadership Survey and Framework
Advance HE members benefit from additional discounts on our services to further unlock the potential of your people and support your institution.
Advance HE Membership offers research and higher education providers in the Republic of Ireland the following accreditation package options, helping you to achieve your goals and provide confidence.
Strategic membership in Ireland can include Teaching and Learning Accreditation or access to the Athena Swan Ireland charter for institutions not funded through the Higher Education Authority.
Athena Swan Ireland
The objective of the Athena Swan Ireland charter framework is to support higher education institutions, academic departments, and professional units in impactful and sustainable gender equality work and to build capacity for evidence-based equality work across the equality grounds enshrined in Irish legislation.
Teaching and Learning Accreditation
Advance HE Teaching and Learning Accreditation reinforces your commitment to the professional development of the wide range of staff that have a role in teaching and learning. Accreditation confirms alignment with the Professional Standards Framework (PSF) and enables accredited members to award Fellowships.