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Masters in the History of Family-Postgraduate graduate profile: Una Costello

Una Costello is a professional genealogist living in Ballina, Co Tipperary, who has set up her own genealogy research business: Celtic Genealogy (www.celticgenealogy.ie ). Una describes how the Masters in History of Family at UL helped her in her current career in geneology and the historical research surrounding this. Una Costello, Graduate of the MA in History of the Family, UL What made… Continue reading Masters in the History of Family-Postgraduate graduate profile: Una Costello

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MA in History of Family: Graduate Profile – Carmel McEvey

Carmel is a recent graduate of the MA in History of Family (online), Carmel resides in Australia and describes her experience of completing the MA remotely and her student experience in UL. MA in History of Family Graduate Carmel McEvey What made you choose the MA in History of Family at UL? I had previously… Continue reading MA in History of Family: Graduate Profile – Carmel McEvey

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LLM Human Rights in Criminal Justice: Postgraduate Profile – Ayobami Ademuwagun

Ayobami Ademuwagun is from Nigeria and is currently studying for the LLM Human Rights in Criminal Justice here at UL. Ayobami gives her perspective on studying in Ireland and her experience of the course so far. LLM Human Rights in Criminal Justice Student Ayobami Ademuwagun What did you learn on the course? There’s two different… Continue reading LLM Human Rights in Criminal Justice: Postgraduate Profile – Ayobami Ademuwagun

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LLM International Commercial Law: Postgraduate Profile – Nancy Lugeye

Nancy Lugeye is from Tanzania and is currently studying for the LLM International Commerical Law here at UL. Nancy gives her perspective on studying in Ireland and her experience of the course so far. LLM International Commercial Law Student Nancy Lugeye What made you study at UL? What made me study at the University of… Continue reading LLM International Commercial Law: Postgraduate Profile – Nancy Lugeye

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MA in Applied Linguistics: Graduate Profile – Marta Fortes Saez

Marta is a recent graduate of the MA in Applied Linguistics here in UL. She shares her experiences of the programme, UL and Ireland below. MA in Applied Linguistics Graduate Marta Fortes Saez What did you learn on the course? The course was very interesting because it wasn’t only focused on teaching. We also learned… Continue reading MA in Applied Linguistics: Graduate Profile – Marta Fortes Saez

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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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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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UL Journalism students receive 17 nominations in National Media Awards

UL journalism students have secured a record number of nominations in the National Student Media Awards. Limerick Voice, which was named newspaper of the year in 2018, has been nominated for the third year running in a number of different categories including: Newspaper of the Year Layout and Design Website of the Year Frances Watkins,… Continue reading UL Journalism students receive 17 nominations in National Media Awards

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Immersing Yourself in Irish Culture Through Different Courses

Study Ireland - Stories & Tips from International Students

If you’re thinking
about studying abroad, you’re probably wondering what kind of classes you can
take while here at UL. There are a wide range of classes to choose from
including Irish cultural classes! If you have room in your schedule I would
suggest taking some Irish cultural classes, as you get to learn more about the
country that you are spending the semester in! There are lots of Irish cultural
classes that you can take, such as: Introduction to Irish Traditional Music and
Dance, Irish Folklore, Irish Language, Celtic Civilisation, Gaelic Games,
multiple Irish history courses, Irish Literature, and practicums that take you
outside of the classroom and into the city to learn from Irish people within
the community.

I personally am
taking Introduction to Irish Traditional Music and Dance, Celtic Civilisation,
and one of the practicums called ‘Limerick Inside Out.’ These classes are super
cool and you learn…

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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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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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