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About Uversity

Who we are

Uversity is a Registered Charity that has been awarding Higher Education Scholarships to Adult Learners since 2018. Uversity recognises that there are individuals with potential and ambition who have not acquired a Bachelor’s degree due to personal or financial circumstances. Uversity’s Scholarships aim to make a degree possible by offering successful candidates financial and programming support to achieve their educational, personal and professional goals.

What we do

Each year Uversity advertises and awards Higher Education Scholarships to Adult Learners to enrol on a Bachelor’s Degree in selected institutions on the island of Ireland. Uversity's financial and programming support helps ensure the Scholars success during and after their educational experience. Uversity collaborates and communicates with educational and other stakeholders to share experience, widen our network of supporters and inform Uversity’s ongoing operations.

Uversity Picture Conor McCabe Photography.

Inaugural Uversity Scholarship Luncheon, 2019

Uversity Picture Conor McCabe Photography.

Inaugural Uversity Scholarship Luncheon, 2019

Our Staff
& Board

Uversity is governed and managed by dedicated staff and Board of Directors who subscribe to Vince Lombardi Jr’s words that,

Excellence can be obtained if you. . . dream more than others think is practical... expect more than others think is possible.

Gretta FitzGerald
Gretta FitzGerald
Programme Director, General Manager
Tracey Leech
Programme Administrator
Michael Horgan
Michael Horgan

Mr Michael Horgan was appointed Chair of Uversity on 25th June 2021.  He is also Chair of the HEA and was chairman of the Health and Safety Authority until 2016. Michael is former Chief Executive of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He holds a BSc in Computer Science, an MA from the University of Dublin (Trinity College) and a Masters in Industrial Engineering from UCD. He is also a Chartered Director. Michael has been awarded a number of honorary degrees, including a DSc from the University of Massachusetts and Honorary Fellowship of RCSI. He chairs the Fintech/Global Payments company TransferMate and is a non-executive director of Intuition Ltd and a number of other boards. He was previously a board member of the Rotunda Hospital, Beaumont Hospital and a member of the Senate of the National University of Ireland.

Suzanne McNulty
Board Member

Suzanne McNulty brings strong legal and practical skills to the Board of Uversity with a keen interest and focus on governance and compliance. Suzanne is a practicing solicitor with 20 years’ experience in the areas of corporate law and governance and commercial law. She has significant experience advising shareholders and boards on all aspects of corporate governance and procedures. She worked in private practice for many years and has spent the last 10 years as in house counsel working closely with the executive teams and directors.

Brian O'Sullivan
Company Secretary

Brian O’Sullivan has been engaged in venture capital investment for 25 years. He is a Director of International Investment and Underwriting which he represents on the boards of a number of companies in the technology and leisure sectors. Brian is a graduate in Engineering from University College Dublin and has a Master’s in Business Administration from Boston College.

Our Supporters

Uversity interacts with an extensive range of stakeholders that educate and support adult learners. Through these interactions, Uversity raises awareness of our Scholarship Programme, our Scholars and creates a community that will assist our Scholars on their educational and professional journeys.

Education Institutions & Relevant Organisations

Uversity actively engages with a range of educational institutions and other relevant organisations on the island of Ireland to support our applicants and Scholars to access educational opportunities, supports and additional sources of funding.

The Scholarships

Uversity advertises and awards Higher Education Scholarships to Adult Learners to enrol on a Bachelor’s Degree for the first time