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
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
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.
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.
In his autobiographies Angela’s Ashes and ‘Tis: a memoir, Frank McCourt…
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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
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
By Paula McGrath Faculty Funding for Irish Studies conference, Ireland in Psychoanalysis 2: Irish Shame, in SUNY-Buffalo, NY. This conference followed on from Ireland in Psychoanalysis, which resulted in a special issue of “Breac: a digital journal of Irish Studies”. It featured keynotes from Sinéad Gleeson, writer and broadcaster, Claire Bracken (Union College), and Seán… Continue reading Faculty funding for Irish Studies conference, Ireland in Psychoanalysis 2: Irish Shame
By Zach Roche, PhD candidate, Department of Sociology This was my fifth year returning to Blackwater Castle in Mallow, where the economy and society summer school is held each year. I enjoy it more each time I go back, and had some amusing experiences with people who couldn’t understand why anyone would go to the… Continue reading The Economy & Society Summer School 2018
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
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)
Muireann Prendergast is a final year PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. She recently wrote an article for the Irish Humanities Alliance about the final busy summer finalising her PhD thesis: "Over the past four years, I have been working on my PhD research project funded by the Irish Research Council which… Continue reading Busy season: Finishing a PhD
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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Congratulations to all our students who graduated from the University of Limerick on Friday 31st August, we’re proud of all of you. Our album of photos can be seen on our Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/pg/ahssUL/ Our newly conferred PhDs include: Erin Branigan: 'Privacy Interests and High-Profile Figures: Legal Considerations from an Irish Perspective'. Supervisor: Eoin Quill… Continue reading Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences graduation ceremony, August 2018