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Partnership between University of Limerick and SDUT, China

By Dr Angela Farrell and Michelle Daly, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics (MLAL). Dr Angela Farrell and Ph.D. student Michelle Daly (MLAL) are currently guest EAP lecturers at Shandong University of Technology (SDUT) in Zibo in China as part of the 2+2 undergraduate joint programme between UL and SDUT. SDUT, founded in 1956,… Continue reading Partnership between University of Limerick and SDUT, China

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Student blog: A rainy day in Killaloe

Britta Kaukver is a postgraduate student in Irish World Academy studying the MA in Irish Dance Studies. Britta is a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer from Estonia. In this blog post she tells us about a trip to Killaloe organised by UL in September. It was a rainy Saturday morning and the bus was there… Continue reading Student blog: A rainy day in Killaloe

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UL lecturers win first ERASMUS+ DELTA Scholarship

National Forum for Teaching and Learning, Erasmus and Delta meeting, held in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. October 2019. Photographer Paul Sherwood http://www.sherwood.ie Congratulations to Dr Liam Murray and Dr Marta Giralt from the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics have been the first UL scholars awarded with the ERASMUS+ DELTA Scholarship by the… Continue reading UL lecturers win first ERASMUS+ DELTA Scholarship

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Student Erasmus experience: A skip, a jump and a leap of faith

Amelia Achmetsina is a 4th year BA in New Media and English student from Dublin. She writes about her Erasmus experience for our student blog, with some great tips for students starting their Erasmus journeys: Erasmus-Exchange might feel scary or exciting, and sometimes a little bit of both. Being able to choose one destination, one university… Continue reading Student Erasmus experience: A skip, a jump and a leap of faith

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Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School Class Trip

American students on the Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School went on a class trip to Spike Island in Cork on 28th May. They were accompanied by Louise McNeil (PhD candidate at the School of Law). The students are studying at the School of Law for three weeks and are lectured by members of the… Continue reading Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School Class Trip

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Our students: Jennifer Ess, European Studies

Jennifer Ess, from Kilkenny, is a 4th year student studying BA in European Studies at the University of Limerick. Jennifer discusses her time at UL in this blog post: ESN Bochum What interested you about the course initially? What I liked most about European Studies was the variety of subjects to study, as well as… Continue reading Our students: Jennifer Ess, European Studies

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Our students: Mark Boylan, Journalism and New Media

Mark Boylan Mark Boylan, from Banagher, Co. Offaly, is a 4th year student studying BA in Journalism and New Media at the University of Limerick. Here he talks about his time in UL: Why did you chose UL? There is no campus in the country which can compete with UL’s brilliant base and the strong… Continue reading Our students: Mark Boylan, Journalism and New Media

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Student experience: Summer scholarship programme in China

Oisin Flynn is a final year BA in Applied Languages student at the University of Limerick. This summer, UL offered him the opportunity to travel to China for an internship for the months of July and August. Oisin talks about his experiences here: I am so grateful to UL for making such a life-changing experience… Continue reading Student experience: Summer scholarship programme in China

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Student experience: Law Plus student Eilbhe recounts her time at the University of Texas at Austin

UL Law students have the opportunity of completing a semester or a year abroad in our partner institutions across Europe (through our Erasmus programme) and North America (through our Study Exchange programme). Eilbhe Harrington completed her spring semester of 3rd year at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Law – a top-10 US… Continue reading Student experience: Law Plus student Eilbhe recounts her time at the University of Texas at Austin

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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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Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School Field Trip

Students on the Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School went on a field trip to Spike Island on Tuesday June 5th. These American students are undertaking an intensive three-week programme on criminal justice, with lectures delivered by faculty and researchers at the Centre for Crime, Justice and Victim Studies. They were accompanied on their trip… Continue reading Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School Field Trip

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From Ethiopia to Ireland

Study Ireland - Stories & Tips from International Students

Elias traveled from Ethiopia to the Irish World Academy of music and dance to study for a semester through the Erasmus Plus International Credit Mobility Programme, here he reflects on his time in Limerick.

I arrived at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, in September 2017. After months of preparation and paperwork, I still did not know what to expect, luckily my friend Genene was starting this new adventure with me. Our first impression when we arrived was that everything is green, we soon learnt this was a result of the rain! Before coming to Ireland, we only knew where the island of Ireland is located and the types of music from the different provinces and we had seen Irish dancing on the television.  During orientation we were treated to a live Irish dancing performance in the concert hall which we will never forget!  It…

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