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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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UL students deliver English language classes to refugees and asylum seekers

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

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Becoming a chant detective at UL

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

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VIDEO: My UL story – Colleen Kelly (Master of Laws LLM General)

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)

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Starting My Study Abroad Journey!!

Study Ireland - Stories & Tips from International Students

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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Having Survived two Natural Calamities

By Simran Kapur, MA in Journalism, University of Limerick When I initially packed up my bags for Ireland my mother was extremely worried about the possible weather conditions and kept stuffing my bag with every possible jacket she found lying around. In the end as you all must have guessed my luggage went leaps and… Continue reading Having Survived two Natural Calamities

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Undertaking an MA in Ireland: what American students need to know before jumping in

By Jenny Schaeffer, student on the MA Sociology (Youth, Community, and Social Regeneration) Many people (in Ireland and abroad) have questioned why I chose to study at the University of Limerick. For some, it is hard for them to wrap their heads around what this experience is really like -- so I figured I’d attempt… Continue reading Undertaking an MA in Ireland: what American students need to know before jumping in

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My first snowfall

By Simran Kapur They say experiences build a man’s (in my case a woman’s) personality. When it comes to my adventures in Ireland, I’ve had plenty to keep my family entertained back at home. Although, there was one experience in particular that left me mesmerized. I come from a very humid and particularly warm part… Continue reading My first snowfall

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My experience studying Law at the University of Limerick

The School of Law at UL recently received recognition of its Law degrees – Law Plus and Law and Accounting – from the Bar Council of India. Here one of our recent Law graduates, Pavan Ramaswamy, tells us of his experience and why he chose the School of Law, University of Limerick (UL) to study… Continue reading My experience studying Law at the University of Limerick

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Brazilian students complete Winter School in Family Law at UL

The School of Law, UL, was delighted to host a group of visiting students from Brazil in January 2018 for a four week “Winter School in Family Law”. The students, who are all studying Law in Maringá, Brazil, studied a wide range of Family Law issues including marriage, divorce, domestic violence, surrogacy, children’s rights and… Continue reading Brazilian students complete Winter School in Family Law at UL

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The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

MPhil Student Punita Kapoor from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, came to the University of Limerick under the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, International Activity Challenge Fund 2017. Here she writes about her 8 weeks at UL:   To say I had the best of both worlds is what comes to my mind spontaneously… Continue reading The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

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My First Attempt at Surviving Alone

By Simran Kapur, Grad Dip/MA in Journalism, University of Limerick As soon as I touched down at Shannon from India, I had a weird an unnerving feeling in my stomach. This would be my home for the next one year. I will no longer be guarded by my mother’s love and sheltered in the comfort of… Continue reading My First Attempt at Surviving Alone