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HECA’s new Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that Patricia O Sullivan has been appointed as HECA’s new Executive Director and will take up the role in May 2018. Patricia said she is ‘delighted to be joining HECA, in such exciting and challenging times for independent higher level education in Ireland.’ In welcoming Patricia, HECA Chairman, David Carpenter, […]

HECA Conference 2017

Date: Thursday 27th of April 2017 Location: Griffith College Dublin Theme: Demographic Trends: The Urgent Agenda of HE Access. Keynote Speaker: Peter Cassells “The aim of the conference is to present and discuss possible solutions on how to practically address the access challenges identified in the Cassells report. We are delighted to announce that Peter Cassells […]

HECA Conference 2016

Our recent Heca Conference was held on Friday 15th April 2016. Below is the information about the conference and some speeches and presentations. THEME:   “Funding of Higher Education – Challenges and Solutions” DATE:   Friday 15th April 2016 VENUE:  Saint Nicholas Montessori College Ireland Download: HECA CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 2016   Opening Address by Prof. Andrew Deeks (Click […]


This report is an output of the research funding provided by the National Forum to support the CEEN and HECA joint project ‘Enterprise Engagement in Education (EEE) Pathways and Supports Project’ for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. Sincerest thanks are offered to all CEEN and HECA members who have supported this work. The vision, […]