ALT Northern Ireland

Who are we?

ALT Northern Ireland was formally launched on 8 March 2018.

Join ALT Northern Ireland 

To join the Group and be kept up to date with the latest news and events, subscribe to the ALT Northern Ireland mailing list and follow @A_L_T_NI on Twitter. Join the conversation with the hashtag #ALTNI.

If you would like to get involved in the organisation of the Group and its activities, let us know by expressing an interest.

Future events

View ALT Northern Ireland's upcoming events.

Our remit

The ALT Northern Ireland Group will:

  • support the activities of ALT Members in Northern Ireland in line with ALT’s strategic aims;
  • share ALT’s values of being participative, open, collaborative, innovative, inclusive and transparent;
  • run activities including, for example, events, discussions or social activities to help collaboration and networking in Northern Ireland;
  • actively and regularly share information about its activities;
  • welcome and encourage new members from across Northern Ireland;
  • where possible to support each other in relation to CMALT; 
  • with participation from ALT Trustees and staff represent ALT Members in policy matters in Northern Ireland.


Specifically in the context of its work in Northern Ireland, this group’s aims further include;

  • to work with ILTA following the signing of a MOU between ALT and ILTA. Members of ALT Northern Ireland are ideally placed to become actively engaged in the development of the relationship, and should have a keen interest in collaborative activities that emerge from it.
  • to influence policy in relation to enhancing Digital Capability in HE and FE



  • Craig Dooley, King's College London (Co-Chair)
  • Clare Thomson, Ulster University (Co-Chair)
  • Richard Beggs, Ulster University
  • Matt Birch, Queen's University Belfast
  • Helen Dixon, Northern Regional College
  • Andy Jaffrey, Ulster University
  • Emma McAllister, Queen's University Belfast
  • Louise O'Boyle, Ulster University