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Passing out parade

The newly appointed Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, attended his first ceremony at the Garda Training College in Templemore on Friday September 7th, which saw 185 members being attested with full Garda powers. Commissioner Harris impressed upon the newly attested members the importance of openness, honesty and integrity as they embark upon the next phase of… Continue reading Passing out parade

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Busy season: Finishing a PhD

Muireann Prendergast is a final year PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. She recently wrote an article for the Irish Humanities Alliance about the final busy summer finalising her PhD thesis:  "Over the past four years, I have been working on my PhD research project funded by the Irish Research Council which… Continue reading Busy season: Finishing a PhD

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5 Tips for Surviving Life in Limerick and at UL!

Study Ireland - Stories & Tips from International Students

Moving to a new city can be super difficult, and often feel like you are completely starting over! This can be so much harder if you’ve have never lived on your own before (like me)! Here are just some suggestions and tips for living life at UL!

Tip 1:

Try to get to know your housemates! I was super lucky with my housemates, all of whom were so social! This made it so much easier to find my footing when I had other people there for support!

SnowTip 2:

Invest in a leap card! This will save you so much money when travelling around Limerick. I never actually got one, and regret how much I have probably spent on transport!! Pretty sure you can just pick them up at the student’s union!

Tip 3:

Dromroe Aerial ViewIf you’re living in Dromroe Village, make sure not to lock yourself out of your room!…

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UL Journalism graduate beats off stiff competition to secure RTÉ News job

University of Limerick journalism graduate Cillian Sherlock has secured the post as presenter on the RTÉ news2day programme against stiff competition from journalism graduates nationwide. News2day is RTÉ’s news service designed specifically for children, featuring Irish and international news of interest to a young audience. Following a call out to media and journalism graduates across… Continue reading UL Journalism graduate beats off stiff competition to secure RTÉ News job

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Los Angeles Externship for UL Law Student

Each year the School of Law at the University of Limerick selects one law student to complete the Los Angeles Federal District Court Externship with the support of the Irish American Bar Association. This year, Zara Murphy, third year Law Plus student, spent three months in LA on the programme. This was her experience: “This… Continue reading Los Angeles Externship for UL Law Student

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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences graduation ceremony, August 2018

Congratulations to all our students who graduated from the University of Limerick on Friday 31st August, we’re proud of all of you. Our album of photos can be seen on our Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/pg/ahssUL/ Our newly conferred PhDs include: Erin Branigan: 'Privacy Interests and High-Profile Figures: Legal Considerations from an Irish Perspective'. Supervisor:  Eoin Quill… Continue reading Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences graduation ceremony, August 2018

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Student experience: UL Law student completes two month internship in Shanghai

In partnership with CRCC Asia, each year the School of Law at UL selects one student to undertake a 2-3 month work placement in a top Chinese law firm in Shanghai, Beijing or Shenzhen. The internship is supported with a generous School of Law scholarship to the value of almost €2,000. This year’s participant was… Continue reading Student experience: UL Law student completes two month internship in Shanghai

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UL law students take part in Chief Justice’s Summer Internship Programme

Two students from UL's School of Law, Evana Lyons (Law Plus) and Rebecca Lalor (LLM General), participated in the Chief Justice’s Summer Internship Programme for Law Students for four weeks this summer. Rebecca Lalor writes about her experience: “Having completed my month as an intern on the Chief Justice’s Summer Internship programme, I can honestly… Continue reading UL law students take part in Chief Justice’s Summer Internship Programme

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Tips to having the best Exchange / Study Abroad Experience

Study Ireland - Stories & Tips from International Students

I have just returned home to Canada after my one-semester exchange at UL. What can I say? It has been a BLAST! Although there isn’t anything I would change looking back, there are a few things that I wish I’d known about coming to Ireland, about the academics at UL, about cooking for myself, and about travelling in Europe. So I’d like to share these with you so that you are better prepared when coming to UL on your study abroad or exchange!

Before you come:

unnamedDownload WhatsApp – This is some advice especially for non-EU students like myself, who may not know that this mobile app is hugely popular in Europe. It quickly became one of the main ways of communication while abroad so it’s worth downloading and figuring out before you arrive.

Unlock your phone I made the mistake of forgetting to unlock my phone from my…

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UL Sociology student creates community mural in tribute to Dolores O’Riordan

Bridget Lambert is a postgraduate student on the MA in Sociology (Youth, Community & Social Regeneration) at the University of Limerick. As part of her research thesis she worked on a Community Art Project with a group of children, paying tribute to the late Dolores O’Riordan. Bridget writes about her experience here: This mural was designed and… Continue reading UL Sociology student creates community mural in tribute to Dolores O’Riordan

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Transcribing interviews with Holocaust survivors from Rhodes Island

Milena Callegari Cosentino is a PhD Teaching Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Limerick. Her PhD title is ‘Rhodes and the Holocaust: Repercussions and legacies for later generations’. In this blog post she describes her fieldwork in Warsaw this summer, funded by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. "During… Continue reading Transcribing interviews with Holocaust survivors from Rhodes Island

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Evening Language Courses at the University of Limerick

Starting in September 2018, the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick is offering evening language courses in: French German Japanese Spanish Chinese (new for 2018) Available to UL students and UL staff members as well as to members of the general public. These courses are designed for adult learners interested in… Continue reading Evening Language Courses at the University of Limerick