Shannon College Ethos

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The ethos of the Shannon College can be described as the inculcation of exceptional standards of professional presentation, courtesy, attitude and discipline. 
This ethos actively prepares students for the hotel workplace by promoting customer care, attention to detail, full attendance, adherence to a professional dress code, courtesy, the meeting of deadlines, leadership roles and posts of responsibility and team work.

The ethos of Shannon College results in a rich and unique education experience for students which includes a college suit for all students and a Code of Discipline.

College Suit 

Shannon College students are easily identified by their college suits which they wear to classes each day. The business suit helps to prepare students for the responsibility of appearance and grooming that is expected of a hotel manager.

Code of Discipline 

Students will sign a Code of Discipline upon enrollment in Shannon College. The Code of Discipline is based on what would be expected of a young manager in a well-run hotel and asks students to respect the core values of Shannon College (e.g. attendance, punctuality, honesty).

Inclusion Statement 

Shannon College of Hotel Management Inclusion Statement

At Shannon College, we recognize that we have a diverse group of staff and students and we embrace and value the diversity of all our members. It is our policy to be inclusive and mindful of this diversity in all aspects of college life. We affirm all people regardless of age, culture, disability, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. We continually aim to promote, maintain and support equality, diversity and inclusivity for all our staff and students thereby creating a campus in which everyone feels valued and can learn or work to their full potential.

If you have a name and/or set of pronouns that differ from those that appear in your official college records, please let us know.

If something is said in class or on campus that made you feel uncomfortable, please let us know.

If you feel like your performance in the classroom or on this course is being affected by your experiences outside of class, please let us know.


Contact details for people you can speak with if you do not wish to speak to your lecturer:

Orla Cullinane, Associate Head of Welfare and co-chairperson of The Shannon College Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

T: +353 91 497253

M: +353 86 0598385



If you prefer to speak with someone outside of the college, you can contact:


Dr. Deirdre Curran, Vice Dean for EDI

University of Galway, College of Business, Public Policy, and Law,



University of Galway Student's Union

Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland



Internal Contact

Orla Cullinane
Student Welfare Officer and chairperson of The Shannon College Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
T: +353 91 497253
M: +353 86 0598385

External Contact

  1. University of Galway, College of Business, Public Policy, and Law,
    Vice Dean for EDI - Dr Shivaun Quinlivan,
  2. University of Galway STUDENTS’ UNION
    Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland

You can also talk to one of our college counsellors

Karen Gillespie
Email :


Genny Harrington 
Email : 


Some students find enough support in our Resources pages to resolve their difficulties without counselling. (

You can also join Togetherall, a safe, free, moderated and anonymous online community for mental health support available to all students 24/7.