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About University of Galway
About University of Galway
Since 1845, University of Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
University of Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
Business & Industry
Guiding Breakthrough Research at University of Galway
We explore and facilitate commercial opportunities for the research community at University of Galway, as well as facilitating industry partnership.
- Alumni & Friends
At University of Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion Campus Committee
The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Campus Committee (EDICC) was established in 2016 and held it's inaugural meeting in November 2016. The EDICC sets the framework for equality in service provision and employment across the University through development of operational work programmes.
This committee is composed of representative members from across the University who are senior decision makers with responsibilities for major units, schools, colleges, and leadership, including involvement from the Students' Union and Staff Networks. The EDICC reports to both the University Management Team (UMT) and to Údarás na hOllscoile (Governing Authority), via a sub-committee of the Údarás, the Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Resources Committee (EDIHRC).
The Terms of Reference of the EDICC were initally approved on November 1st 2016 and are reviewed regularly. The Terms of Reference were updated in May 2021 and approved by Údarás na hOllscoile on June 24th 2021: EDICC Terms of Reference.
The EDICC meets four times per academic year and working groups have been scoped to develop plans in relation to 5 strategic areas. University of Galway staff members can access the agenda and minutes of the EDICC on the OVPEDI SharePoint site for Shared Staff Documents.
Membership of the Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion Campus Committee (EDICC)
|CHAIR||Vice-President for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion||Dr Helen Maher|
|SECRETARY||Office of the Vice-President for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion||Ms Niamh Gallagher|
|MEMBERS||Deputy President and Registrar||Prof Pól Ó Dochartaigh|
|Dean of College Represenation||TBC|
|Dean of Graduate Studies||Prof Dónal Leech|
|Chief Operating Officer||Mr John Gill|
|Secretary for Governance and Academic Affairs||Ms Caroline Loughnane|
|VP-Welfare and Equality Officer, Students' Union||Izzy Tiernan|
|Part-Time Officer, Students' Union||Ms Vanessa Frimpong|
|VPR and Research Representative||Prof Saoirse Nic Gabhainn|
|Vice-President - International||Prof Becky Whay|
|Dean of Students||Prof Ciara Meehan|
|Head of EDI||Ms Aoife Cooke|
|Head of Student Services||Mr John Hannon|
|Centre for Global Women's Studies||Dr Nata Duvvury|
|Director of Estates||TBC|
|Director of Library||Mr John Cox|
|Director of Human Resources||Ms Josephine Hynes|
|Head of School Rep CSE||Prof Michael Madden|
|Head of School Rep CMNHS||TBC|
|Head of School Rep CBPPL||Mr Adrian Sylver|
|Head of School Rep CASSCS||Prof Niamh Reilly|
|Vice-Dean EDI CASSCS||TBC (Interim: Dr Annmarie Groarke)|
|Vice-Dean EDI CBPPL||Dr Deirdre Curran|
|Vice-Dean EDI CSE||Ms Mary Dempsey|
|Vice-Dean EDI CMNHS||Dr Kasia Whysall|
|University of Sanctuary Representative||Ms Imelda Byrne|
|Chair of University Women's Network||Ms Anne Marie Stokes|
|Chair of LGBT+ Staff Network||Dr Declan Coogan|
|Chair of International Staff Network||Dr Tina-Karen Pusse|
|EDI Programme Manager for Gender Equality||Dr Laura Loftus|
|EDI Programme Manager for Race Equality||Mr Owen Ward|
|Research Working Group representative||Dr Michael Creane|
|Technical Staff Representative||Dr Peter Owens|
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Annual Report
The Public Sector Duty was introduced as part of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) Act 2014. The University is required to produce an annual report that is accessible to the public which includes details of developments and initiatives in the line with the Public Sector Duty. Production of this annual report falls under the remit of the EDICC. Please find the current and past annual reports below.
Launch of the Aurora Alumni Network 14th Nov 2023
The Aurora women’s leadership programme celebrated its ten-year anniversary this year. To mark this momentous occasion, and the fact that over 100 women from University of Galway have now completed the Aurora programme, we launched the University of Galway’s Aurora Alumni Network.
Nov 7th 2023
Launch of the Annual EDI Report 2022-23
Oct 18th & 19th 2023- Dr Kim Young-McLear
We welcome Dr. Kim Young-McLear to speak at the Annual Sheehy Skeffington distinguished Lecture 2023 and also at the World Cafe event.