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Setanta College - Institutional Review


This review was carried out through the HET Awards Council review process. The Review reports including the response of the institution can be found below.

Agreed Key Dates

​Relative timeframe

​​Actual Date


​Approx. six months before Panel visit​June 2012​Terms of Reference set following consultation with College and post on HETAC website

​Approx. ten weeks before site visit

27 August 2012 

​Submission of Self-Evaluation Report (SER) and other supporting documentation

​Approx. three weeks before site visit 18 October 2012Advance Meeting between Chair, Secretary and college
​Panel Visit ​12-14 November 2012 ​Site visit by external peer review panel (two-three days approximately as determined by TOR) Preliminary (oral) feedback on findings
Approx 12 weeks after visit 26 February 2013 Final report on findings of panel sent by QQI to college
​Six weeks following receipt of final report ​22 March 2013 ​Response by College to QQI including plan with timeframe for implementation of any changes
​Next available QQI interim advisory group meeting ​​11 April 2013 Consideration of report and College response by QQI interim advisory group. Publication of report, response and SER on website once adopted
Twelve months after adoption April 2014 ​Follow up report by College to QQI on implementation of recommendations

Review Documentation

Follow Up Actions

Review Team

​Chairperson: Anne Breakell, Former Vice President, Academic and Administration, at the National College of Ireland (NCI)
Secretary: Danny Brennan, Former Registrar of Letterkenny Institute of Technology
​Hugh Sullivan, Former Education Officer in the Trinity College Dublin Students‘ Union and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). Recently awarded a Master of Arts in International Higher Education from the University of Nottingham
​Tina O’Dwyer, Quality Assurance and Training Consultant, currently contracted by the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences (ICHAS) where she was formerly employed as Head of Quality & Standards. Previously held the position of Registrar at HSI Limerick Business School.
​Dr Brendan Finucane Former Executive Director of Enterprise Ireland, Member of the Royal Dublin Society Science and Technology Committee , Director Birr Scientific and Heritage Centre and Hon Sec Dublin Scientific Club
​Nigel Flegg Former Director of Newpark Music Centre, currently conducting further research into educational leadership and working for the College on a consultancy basis with responsibility for review processes and quality management