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HAQEF Network and Discipline Fund Call for Expressions of Interest from HECA Member Colleges or consultants for the role of project coordinator

Introduction HECA's Academic Quality Enhancement Forum received funding from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education under the Network…
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HECA Safe Return to On-Campus Set of Principles

August 2021 HECA member HEIs are looking forward to welcoming many more members of the community back to campus this autumn to resume in-person academic…
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HECA Special Announcement - HSRA

Just a reminder that the submission date for Posters and Abstracts for HECA Student Research Awards is Thursday 30th of September 2021. All entries need…
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Joint Statement On Behalf of HECA, THEA and IUA

College Presidents call on remaining students to get vaccinated The Presidents of the higher education institutions represented by the IUA, THEA and HECA have joined…
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Andrew Conlan Trant steps down as Chair of the Board of the Higher Education Colleges Association

In May 2021, Andrew Conlan Trant, Chairperson of the HECA Board since February 2020, completed his term and welcomed the new Chair, Professor Diarmuid Hegarty…
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2021 Call for Student Research Posters from HECA Member HEIs

The HECA Research Committee is planning a Research Colloquium for students to showcase their current research work in the first semester of the next academic…
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Submission from HECA to the Public Consultation on Review of Student Grant Scheme – SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland)

Towards Fairness and Equity for all students in Irish Higher Education April 2021  Introduction The Higher Education Colleges Association (HECA) is an association of thirteen…
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HECA Response to the consultation on the reform of the Higher Education Authority legislation

Contents HECA Response to the consultation on the reform of the Higher Education Authority legislation. Overview Introduction HECA Response to Section 5 and 6 of…
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Griffith College and IAPI launch €10,000 creative bursary for disadvantaged schools

Promoting Creative Careers for students in disadvantaged communities. FRIDAY 30th APRIL The faculty of Journalism and Media Communications at Griffith College in partnership with IAPI…
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Focus On Early Childhood Education Leads To Launch Of New Course

Early childhood practitioners who are currently active in the field of Early Childhood Education – as well as those considering a career in the sector – are being addressed…
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Managing and supporting well-being in a digital world; Context and practice for staff in higher education

HECA’s Academic Quality Enhancement Forum (HAQEF) organised a four-part series to run through February and March 2021 under the theme: managing and supporting well-being in…
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HECA Statement: Academic Provision For Semester 2 And Remaining Academic Year 2020/21

Since March 2020, all higher education institutions within the HECA membership have prioritised the health and safety of students and staff whilst continuing the delivery…
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Statement of the Higher Education Colleges Association (HECA) on Level 5 Restrictions

21st October 2020 The members of HECA are fully committed in supporting their students during the immediate challenges of the nation’s level 5 restrictions during…
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Statement of the Higher Education Colleges Association (HECA) on the enhanced measures in response to increased COVID-19 levels in Dublin

We are now on the verge of a significant intake of students into each of our colleges.   Each HECA college is open and fully…
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HECA Advice to College Members and their Academic Communities in relation to re-commencement of Studies in Academic Year 2020 - 2021

1. Background The Higher Education Colleges Association (HECA), which was established in 1991 serves as a representative voice for thirteen established and state accredited privately…
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Implementation Guidelines for Public Health Measures in Higher Education Institutions

Press Release HECA, the Higher Education Colleges Association, representing 13 independent colleges in Ireland, welcomes the publication of the Implementation Guidelines for Public Health Measures…
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HECA welcomes the creation of a new Higher Education Department

The creation of a new Department of Higher Education, Innovation and Science in the new government is welcomed by the Higher Education Colleges Association. We…
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Chairperson's Message

Andrew Conlan TrantHECA Chair and Executive Dean of DBSFebruary 2020 - May 2021 HECA colleges represent a significant element of the Irish higher education sector…
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HECA Statement on Alternative Assessments

The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has put considerable stress on the fabric of Ireland, on each of us individually, our families, our community and our…
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Statement From Tertiary Education Providers in the Republic of Ireland

This is a cohesive statement from tertiary education providers in the Republic of Ireland and follows from the speech of An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD,…
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