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UL Journalism students increase TV presence

A project where MA and BA journalism students had to work as a team to plan, execute and deliver a bulletin in a single day has been officially launched. Lecturer in broadcast journalism Dr Fergal Quinn said the Limerick Voice TV news channel is part of a significant expansion in TV news production in UL,… Continue reading UL Journalism students increase TV presence

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UL Journalism students win at National Student Media Awards

We are delighted to congratulate our Journalism students for their big win at the National Student Media Awards, more popularly known as the Smedias. The Limerick Voice, a newspaper published by Journalism students as part of their studies at the University of Limerick, was named Newspaper of the Year. The award was presented by The… Continue reading UL Journalism students win at National Student Media Awards

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Scholarships for Postgraduates 2018

Are you planning a PhD, or thinking of pursuing a taught postgraduate course? The Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS) at the University of Limerick, Ireland, is offering a number of Scholarships, Fellowships, Bursaries and Fee Waivers to MA and PhD candidates for September 2018. For full details please visit: https://ahss.blog/scholarships/

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UL Journalism students nominated for national sMedia awards

Aspiring journalists at University of Limerick have helped boost the status of the media courses at UL, after being nominated for numerous national awards. A number of students have been nominated for the annual sMedia awards which take place at the Aviva Stadium tonight, 19th April. The Limerick Voice newspaper, produced by 4th year and… Continue reading UL Journalism students nominated for national sMedia awards

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Frankenweek at UL: Call for proposals to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s seminal gothic novel Frankenstein. In honour of this occasion, members of the Centre for Early Modern Studies have partnered with the Frankenreads project – a global community of scholars and enthusiasts committed to celebrating Shelley’s remarkable achievement – to coordinate a Limerick-based series of events… Continue reading Frankenweek at UL: Call for proposals to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

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CFP: AHSS Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

AHSS ANNUAL POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE 22 MAY 2018, UL Call for Papers Paper proposals: submit an abstract of 300 words for an individual paper (20 mins). Panel proposals: submit a panel proposal, including the panel theme, a short 150 word panel abstract, and the 4 proposed speakers with their 300-word paper abstracts and the name… Continue reading CFP: AHSS Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

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Our graduates a year on: Jennifer Purcell

Jennifer Purcell graduated from UL's BA in Journalism and New Media in 2017. We catch up with her to see what she's up to a year on... Looking back, what did you like best about your course? I loved the practical side of our course. I was never good at concentrating or paying attention for… Continue reading Our graduates a year on: Jennifer Purcell

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Meet our graduates: Anna Henderson

Anna Henderson graduated with a BA in New Media and English in 2017. Here we catch up with her to find out how she's getting on a year after graduating from UL. Looking back, what did you like best about your course? My favourite part of my course was how varied it was. The six months… Continue reading Meet our graduates: Anna Henderson

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Our graduates, a year on: Seán Lynch

We're catching up with our 2017 graduates, to see where they're at, a year on. Seán Lynch graduated with a BA in Journalism & New Media from the University of Limerick in 2017. He talks about his time at UL, what he's currently doing, and has some great advice for our Journalism final year students.… Continue reading Our graduates, a year on: Seán Lynch

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Donal Ryan in The Guardian

Our Creative Writing colleague Donal Ryan was interviewed by The Guardian over the weekend. Donal is a Lecturer in Creative Writing, working alongside Joseph O’Connor, Giles Foden and Sarah Moore Fitzgerald at the University of Limerick on our MA in Creative Writing. It is wonderful to see the ongoing international recognition of Donal's work. His new… Continue reading Donal Ryan in The Guardian

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Bringing Shakespeare plays alive in class at UL

Innovative teaching is something we pride ourselves on in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. This week our first year English students were treated to performances by members of UL Drama Society of snippets of Shakespeare plays during their lecture. Organised by Dr Carrie Griffin, the aim was to encourage fresh approaches and… Continue reading Bringing Shakespeare plays alive in class at UL

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UL Hosts “Sex, Gender and Citizenship” Workshop and Guest Lecture by Queer Theorist Jack Halberstam

University of Limerick’s School of English, Irish, and Communication, in conjunction with the Gender Arc @ UL and the School of Education hosted a day workshop entitled “Gender, Sexuality, and Citizenship” on Wednesday, 21st February, followed by a guest lecture from prominent queer theorist, transgender activist and educator Professor Jack Halberstam (Columbia University, New York).… Continue reading UL Hosts “Sex, Gender and Citizenship” Workshop and Guest Lecture by Queer Theorist Jack Halberstam