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University of Limerick students take to the airwaves with RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

Susan Ní Dhonnchadha and Cionnaith Ó Conalláin presenting new radio series, Ar Bhruach na Sionainne, on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. A talented group of students from University of Limerick's Irish World Academy of Music and Dance are helming a new series on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta this summer. The series of six programmes, which started last… Continue reading University of Limerick students take to the airwaves with RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

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UL English lecturer on panel for EU Prize for Literature Ireland 2019

Belfast author Jan Carson has won the EU Prize for Literature Ireland 2019 for her novel The Fire Starters. The award is worth €5,000 and is dedicated to supporting emerging talent throughout the European Union and to promote quality literature and its translation into other European languages. University of Limerick lecturer Sorcha de Brún from… Continue reading UL English lecturer on panel for EU Prize for Literature Ireland 2019

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Graduate Profile: Cillian Sherlock, Journalism and New Media

Cillian Sherlock graduated from LM039 BA in Journalism and New Media in 2017. He is now a TV presenter and reporter with RTÉ News. UL Journalism graduate Cillian Sherlock now works with RTÉ Why did you choose UL/this course? This course appealed to me because I was always very interested in news and current affairs.… Continue reading Graduate Profile: Cillian Sherlock, Journalism and New Media

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Graduate Profile – Hilary McGann, BA in Journalism and New Media

Hilary McGann graduated from the BA in Journalism and New Media in 2015, and now works with CNN International. Hilary discusses her time at the University of Limerick here: Hilary McGann now works at CNN International Why did you choose this course? I have always been interested in current affairs, geopolitics, and how people are… Continue reading Graduate Profile – Hilary McGann, BA in Journalism and New Media

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AHSS Annual Postgraduate Conference, 2019

The AHSS Annual Postgraduate Conference took place on Tuesday 7th May in the Foundation Building at UL.  This year, postgraduate researchers from UL were joined by postgraduate researchers from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick School of Art & Design and Limerick Institute of Technology. The Assistant Dean of Research, Dr Niamh Nic Ghabhann welcomed the attendees… Continue reading AHSS Annual Postgraduate Conference, 2019

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UL launches new Community Research MA which offers real-life training in community projects

University of Limerick has launched a new taught postgraduate programme in Community Research. The MA Community Research+ programme is unique in providing students with real time, real-life on-the-job research training in community collaborative projects, locally and internationally. The MA Community Research+ is designed to meet the needs of professionals and practitioners in community based settings… Continue reading UL launches new Community Research MA which offers real-life training in community projects

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Our students: Mark Boylan, Journalism and New Media

Mark Boylan Mark Boylan, from Banagher, Co. Offaly, is a 4th year student studying BA in Journalism and New Media at the University of Limerick. Here he talks about his time in UL: Why did you chose UL? There is no campus in the country which can compete with UL’s brilliant base and the strong… Continue reading Our students: Mark Boylan, Journalism and New Media

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Our Graduates: Denise Curtin

Our BA Journalism and New Media graduate Denise Curtin spoke to MediaHQ about her time as a journalist. Denise talks about her job, and mentions how helpful the work experience she gained during her time at UL was: "I think my work placement in third year was a real awakening for me. My degree prepared… Continue reading Our Graduates: Denise Curtin

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UL Journalism students showcase their work in new magazine

Grapevine is student publication, written by second-year BA Journalism and New Media students at the University of Limerick. This year's content features a wealth and breadth of stories, including the rise of substance abuse at third level institutions, one student's experience of being ghosted, veganism, and plus size fashion are also featured. The magazine represents… Continue reading UL Journalism students showcase their work in new magazine

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Research from UL lecturer shows concern about over-reliance on technology in schools

Research from Dr Ann Marcus-Quinn (School of English, Irish and Communication)  was highlighted by RTÉ last week. Dr Marcus-Quinn was part of a team of researchers who found that the use of some technologies in the classroom could be hurting rather than helping learning. The study questions the practice of replacing hard copy schoolbooks with… Continue reading Research from UL lecturer shows concern about over-reliance on technology in schools

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UL journalism students score another hat-trick at National Student Media Awards

The University of Limerick scored another hat-trick at the 19th National Student Media Awards where its journalism students scooped three top awards. Limerick Voice a 40-page local newspaper, produced by masters and fourth year Journalism and New Media students won the award for Best Layout and Design while An Focal, UL’s student publication, was named Website of… Continue reading UL journalism students score another hat-trick at National Student Media Awards

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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