THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Lorna Fitzpatrick

Students Union of Ireland

Lorna is the current President of the Union of Students in Ireland, representing over 374,000 students across the Island. She previously held the position of President of the Institute of Technology Carlow Students’ Union where she graduated from Business & Human Resource Management. Lorna has been involved in supporting students on a local level alongside supporting the development and enhancement of Students’ Unions across the island. Lorna is a passionate advocate for student partnership and engagement and strongly believes in working together with key stakeholders to achieve an education sector that is proactive and supports all students to access a high quality and inclusive education.

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