PhD students Tracy McAvinue and Tara Giddens hosted the English Postgraduate Career Workshop on Tuesday 3rd December. It was a full day with three sessions around careers for English students. Dr David Coughlan (UL) started the day discussing how to write a cover letter and C.V., which included the “do’s and do not’s” of an… Continue reading English Postgraduate Career Workshop
Katie Harrington studied BA in New Media and English at the University of Limerick and graduated in 2009. She is now a freelance content and communications strategist, working in Dublin. In this blog post she talks about her time at UL and her move into freelance work. Why did you choose UL? I was 16… Continue reading Our graduates: Katie Harrington, BA in New Media and English
Tracy McAvinue, second-year PhD candidate in the School of English, Irish and Communication, is researching the representation of “Home” by Irish women writers in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Funded by the Faculty of AHSS, Tracy attended the EFACIS PhD seminar in Irish Studies in Leuven. She writes about her experience here: In September 2018… Continue reading Conference report: EFACIS PhD seminar in Irish Studies in Leuven
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 Our graduates: Anna Henderson, BA in New Media and English
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
By Jane Vaughan I am a fourth year student here at The University of Limerick and I'm studying English and History. The modules for history are quite diverse which is great because it means you get to study history from different parts of the globe. Sometimes studying these two subjects together is an advantage because… Continue reading My time studying in UL
By Anna Henderson A mandatory part of BA New Media and English is the opportunity to study abroad for a semester/academic year in another university under Erasmus +. Erasmus is an EU funded programme that allows 200,000 students study abroad every year. UL is one of over 240 European Universities in the Erasmus network and hundreds… Continue reading How my time on Erasmus made me feel more independent
By Jennifer Purcell The transition from secondary school to University can be quite daunting, after months of studying and preparation for the Leaving Cert, you’ve finally got your CAO offer and its off to college you go! But what happens when you don’t like your course? To my complete shock, I was offered New Media… Continue reading How switching courses changed my University experience
Award-winning author Joseph O’Connor joined the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick in 2014 as inaugural Frank McCourt Chair in Creative Writing. Joseph teaches students on our Masters in Creative Writing programme, as well as presenting a number of public literary events in the Limerick area. The Frank McCourt Chair was established at… Continue reading Joseph O’Connor discusses Creative Writing (video)
By Judy Sheehan Welcome everybody! We find that Semester Two has sprung up on us, and the Christmas break seems like a distant memory at this stage. Having just entered week three of a fourteen week semester, time seems to be flying already!The Christmas exams went really well thankfully and no repeats so far! Lets talk… Continue reading Settling into Spring Semester Two
By Colleen O'Brien Hello! For any of you who don’t know me (which could be a lot), my name is Colleen O’Brien and I’m a first year studying English & History in University of Limerick. I’m one of the lucky few who post on this blog so hopefully you can get through this post without… Continue reading Choose a subject you love, and choose UL!
By Judy Sheehan My journey to becoming a UL student isn't your typical 'straight out of Leaving Cert' craic. Since 4th year, I had always wanted to come to UL but being a naive 18 year old filling out the choices, I let other people influence me. So I spent a year in college in Cork… Continue reading Loving Arts at UL!