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AHSS graduations, January 2019

UL, this week, celebrates the graduation of 1,715 students in total across its four faculties as it holds its annual Winter Conferring Ceremonies.  Included in this are 12 Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences students who were yesterday conferred with PhD awards. Among the graduates this week is Dr Sindy Joyce, Mincéir (Traveller); human… Continue reading AHSS graduations, January 2019

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Journalism students at University of Limerick create 11th version of Limerick Voice newspaper

The courageous story of Vicky Phelan, whose fight for life opened the floodgates to the biggest health scandal in the history of the state features in the eleventh edition of Limerick Voice published on December 8, 2018. The newspaper, produced by the fourth year and MA students of Journalism at University of Limerick, reveals how the brave… Continue reading Journalism students at University of Limerick create 11th version of Limerick Voice newspaper

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UL’s first Creative Writing Winter School a huge success

The inaugural University of Limerick Creative Writing Winter School took place 25-29th November at Hotel Doolin, Co. Clare. The Winter School aimed to provide early to mid-career creative writers with a five day, residential, immersive and focused professional development experience. Themes chosen aimed to cover and engage with a mix of topics - some focusing… Continue reading UL’s first Creative Writing Winter School a huge success

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AHSS MA wins Postgraduate Course of the Year for the second year in a row

The MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning has won GradIreland's Postgraduate course of the year in Arts and Humanities … for the second year in a row! Sincere congratulations to Dr Yvonne Cleary and all TCID colleagues on this fantastic achievement, which evidences the consistent quality of this programme. Speaking about the award, Course Director Yvonne… Continue reading AHSS MA wins Postgraduate Course of the Year for the second year in a row

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Research Week @ UL

The inaugural Research Week @ UL will run from the 3 – 7 December with many events taking place across the campus. Research Week is an opportunity for our research community, from PhD to Professor, to connect, explore innovative practices and celebrate our research excellence and impact. The week will kick off with a one-day masterclass… Continue reading Research Week @ UL

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Do you know Frank McCourt?

Our CAPES sandwich PHD student talks about her experience at UL. CAPES is a Foundation within the Ministry of Education in Brazil whose central purpose is to coordinate efforts to improve the quality of Brazil’s faculty and staff in higher education through grant programs.

Study Ireland - Stories & Tips from International Students

Frank McCourt’s world famous novel Angela’s Ashes, which was later made into a movie, showed the humour and hardship of growing up in Limerick in the 1930’s. Many of the sights and businesses described in Angela’s Ashes can still be found and visited in Limerick. UL student Sabrina Siqueira has found herself in Limerick and at UL because of Frank McCourt. Here she gives a little history behind what brought her here and of course one of Limerick’s most famous sons. 

I’m a Literature post-graduation student from Brazil, studying humour in Frank McCourt autobiographies. And because of him I’m here in Limerick, spending a couple of months at UL to study Irish Literature and to research about Irish humour and culture. So I thought I had better give an introduction to the man who brought me here.

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In his autobiographies Angela’s Ashes and ‘Tis: a memoir, Frank McCourt…

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University of Limerick Law Society LGBTQIA+: Rights in Law Conference

The UL Student Law Society hosted its first ever LGBTQIA+ themed conference on 25th October. The event was a collaboration between the UL Law Society and Out in UL, and was part of SoUL week, a week dedicated to the societies of UL. The conference was also broadcast live on ULFM. The event was kindly sponsored… Continue reading University of Limerick Law Society LGBTQIA+: Rights in Law Conference

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AHSS Postgraduate Programmes Shortlisted for National Awards

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick are delighted to announce that five of our postgraduate courses have been shortlisted for Postgraduate Course of the Year by Grad Ireland: Postgraduate Course of the year in Arts & Humanities: MA in Songwriting MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning MA in Sociology (Youth,… Continue reading AHSS Postgraduate Programmes Shortlisted for National Awards

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Mason Hayes and Curran Company Law prize

The corporate law firm of Mason Hayes and Curran award a prize to the UL Law student who secures the best results in Company Law over the two semesters. This generous initiative has been running for a few years now and is much appreciated by students and the School of Law alike. Patrick Brennan was… Continue reading Mason Hayes and Curran Company Law prize

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Conference report: The Body and the Page in Victorian Culture: An International Conference

Tara Giddens (@taragiddens), PhD candidate in the School of English, Irish and Communication attended the “The Body and the Page in Victorian Culture: An International Conference” at the University of Victoria, Canada this summer, funded by the Faculty of AHSS at UL. She writes about her experience here: “The Body and the Page” conference was… Continue reading Conference report: The Body and the Page in Victorian Culture: An International Conference

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Students win Contract Law prizes, sponsored by Matheson Solicitors

UL Law students Erica McMorrow and Jatinder Virdi were the successful students this year in the Contract Law prizes sponsored by Matheson Solicitors. These two students won first and second prizes for their stellar performance in Contract law over the last academic year. Matheson Solicitors, headquartered in Dublin but with offices in North America, and… Continue reading Students win Contract Law prizes, sponsored by Matheson Solicitors

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AI software provider Neota Logic and McCann FitzGerald announce partnership with the University of Limerick

AI software provider, Neota Logic and leading law firm, McCann FitzGerald have announced a partnership with the University of Limerick to deliver the first-ever third-level legal tech course from spring 2019. In what is a first for the legal industry and legal education in Ireland, students will have the opportunity to learn how to design,… Continue reading AI software provider Neota Logic and McCann FitzGerald announce partnership with the University of Limerick