Twitter Policy

The @hea_irl Twitter account is managed by the Higher Education Authority and will post updates about the HEA such as press releases, news, reports, launches, conferences and other helpful information on higher education.

The Twitter account will be updated and monitored during office hours, Monday to Friday, but there will be times when we will tweet from events outside of these hours.

We welcome and will read all @messages However, we won’t be in a position to reply to them all. Please do not include personal/private information in your tweets to us. This is for the protection of your personal data and private information.

Retweets may be used to highlight relevant appropriate announcements, particularly those by other Government bodies and educational organisations. We will also use them to highlight interesting publications and debates about Higher Education. If we do follow a Twitter account, it does not imply endorsement. If we unfollow, we are simply tidying our timeline. Retweets do not imply endorsement. We won’t be participating in political debates/discussions.

Sending a message via Twitter will not be considered as contacting the HEA for official purposes. If you need to contact us in an official capacity or you need information please email us at, or check out our website –