Director of Student Services
John Hannon was appointed as Director of Student Services in April 2015. The role of the Director is to provide leadership in the integration of the student services functions and for the provision of high quality and comprehensive non-academic support and wellbeing services for students. The Director works with the Dean of Students for the Student Experience to ensure appropriate working partnerships are in place with colleagues, students, and external stakeholders, which are conducive to the effective realisation of the University’s strategic aspirations in relation to student support and wellbeing, and to the student experience.
The units that come under Student Services include the Access Centre, the Accommodation Advisory Service, the Career Development Centre, Chaplaincy, Student Counselling and Societies Office. Sports, Student Health Unit and the University Crèche.
John has worked for over twenty years in higher education, including roles as a tutor, lecturer, careers adviser and Head of the Career Development Centre. He is former Chair of the Association of Higher Education Careers Services in Ireland and is Membership Secretary of Student Affairs Ireland.
John studied in NUI Galway (BA and HDE), UCD (DCG) and University of Warwick (MA CEIGHE).