Joy Siegel is from Richmond, Virginia, and currently studying on the MA in Technical Communication & E-Learning at the University of Limerick. Studying abroad allows the unique chance to learn more about the world. Whether you are looking for culture, sports, language, volunteerism, or social opportunities, the University of Limerick (UL) can certainly deliver a rich experience. It may take a… Continue reading Student experience: learning to play Gaelic Football at UL
The University of Limerick recently unveiled the dynamic and inspiring new Glucksman Library, designed to transform the Library and the University for scholarship in a digital age. The dynamic new library, which was overseen by Director Dr Gobnait O’Riordan, has been dramatically reimagined and extended with a sequence of interlinked, handsome, well-lit and beautifully proportioned… Continue reading New Law Library at the University of Limerick
My name is Joy Siegel, and I am from Richmond, Virginia. After working in front of a primary classroom for the last sixteen years, I’ve switched roles to pursue an MA in Technical Communication & E-Learning at the University of Limerick. Whether you’re a traditional or non-traditional student, like myself, UL is a great decision! … Continue reading Student experience: MA in Technical Communication & E-Learning at UL
Congratulations to all AHSS Students who were recognised for their voluntary work during the last academic year at the annual University of Limerick President’s Volunteer Award (PVA) ceremony this week. A total of 435 University of Limerick students, the highest number to date, were honoured at the ceremony, held on campus on September 19th. 98 Faculty… Continue reading AHSS student volunteers awarded at annual University of Limerick President’s Volunteer Award (PVA)
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!
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!
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!
If you’re living in Dromroe Village, make sure not to lock yourself out of your room!…
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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:
Download 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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Students on the Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School at the School of Law visited Henry Street Garda station in Limerick city last Friday. The students are undertaking an intensive three-week programme on criminal justice, human rights and terrorism, where they learn about stop and search, arrest, the rights of the accused and the criminal justice… Continue reading Summer School Visit to Henry Street Garda Station
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
As part of their UL Engage module, our MA in TESOL students, led by Dr Mairead Moriarty (Assistant Dean International), spent a number of weeks this semester delivering English language courses to refugees and asylum seekers currently living in the Limerick region. On April 26th, the Faculty held a graduation ceremony at the University of… Continue reading UL students deliver English language classes to refugees and asylum seekers
By Paul Novosel, MA Ritual Chant and Song, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance My father was a private detective and investigated for a security company. I’m sure I got the detective gene from him---I am forever curious. I discovered Gregorian Chant early in life as a choir boy, and embraced it throughout my… Continue reading Becoming a chant detective at UL
Colleen Kelly is a postgraduate student at the University of Limerick studying the Master of Laws LLM General. Colleen came to Limerick via Pennslyvania and the UK. Here she has found a second home and a future career in UL. She discusses her studies and the supports she receives as an international student at UL… Continue reading VIDEO: My UL story – Colleen Kelly (Master of Laws LLM General)
Jena Araojo hails from Virginia, USA and us in Ireland for a semester to Study Abroad. Jena is planning on making the most of her study abroad journey and here she gives us an update on how it is going so far.
“Traveling – it leave your speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
January 13, 2018 I said goodbye to my parents (and yes a few tears were shed), headed to my terminal in Dulles Airport and watched as the plane left American soil. I would be lying if I said I was not as much scared as I was excited. I had been planning for months the clothes I would bring (though I did not bring enough warm sweaters), the cities I would visit on the weekends, and the classes I would take. However like most students who travel abroad for the first time, I…
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