Vicky Dowling is a third year BA in Politics and International Relations student at the University of Limerick. She is currently on a cooperative placement at St. Gabriel’s School & Centre in Dooradoyle, Limerick. St. Gabriel's is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity which provides a range of clinical therapies and interventions for up to 500 children and teens… Continue reading Student experience: Vicky writes about her rewarding work placement at St. Gabriel’s
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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Bridget Lambert is a postgraduate student on the MA in Sociology (Youth, Community & Social Regeneration) at the University of Limerick. As part of her research thesis she worked on a Community Art Project with a group of children, paying tribute to the late Dolores O’Riordan. Bridget writes about her experience here: This mural was designed and… Continue reading UL Sociology student creates community mural in tribute to Dolores O’Riordan
Congratulations to our Journalism student Michaela Deane, who has won the Live 95FM radio documentary award for 2018. Michaela's entry tackled the topic of the morning after pill and examined different attitudes amongst pharmacists dispensing the medication. Head of News at Live 95FM, Gillian Devlin said: “Michaela's entry showed innovation and courage, tackling an issue that… Continue reading UL Journalism student wins Limerick’s Live 95FM Broadcast Journalism Award 2018
Dr Máiréad Moriarty, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, writes for RTÉ Brainstorm that while it is impossible to speak without an accent, it is something which is ultimately controlled by ourselves. Despite the fact that many people believe they do not speak with an accent, the reality is that it is impossible to… Continue reading OPINION: What do our accents say about us?
Students on the LL.M./M.A. Human Rights in Criminal Justice master’s programme visited Henry Street Garda Station on Wednesday 18th April for an educational tour. Accompanied by Course Director Dr Ger Coffey, our students were given a tour of the station by Garda Sharon Ivory which included the reception area for prisoners, interview rooms, custody suite, communications… Continue reading UL Law students given educational tour of Limerick Garda Station
By Jenny Schaeffer, MA in Sociology (Youth, Community, and Social Regeneration) Typically I avoid waking up early on Sunday mornings, but on this particular morning I did not mind rising with the birds. After dressing quickly for the chilly weather, I made my way over to the indoor track at the UL Sports Arena. Instantly,… Continue reading Volunteering in UL: my experience
By Simran Kapur We belong to a generation that avoids social contact in as many ways as possible. The biggest invention for our kind is the smart phone in our pocket. Ordering your own food, with minimum engagement is the best thing that has happened to us (I know you get me). Being a Journalism… Continue reading Smart phone blues
The following blog post was original posted on the Irish Humanities Alliance blog and is reproduced here with kind permission from the Irish Humanities Alliance. That the global headlines proclaiming the unexpected death of 'The Cranberries’ singer Dolores O’Riordan emanated originally from the regional newspaper, 'The Limerick Leader', would not have surprised anyone who knew… Continue reading Dolores O’Riordan’s Impact and Legacy
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
By Sarah Talty, 4th year Journalism and New Media You meet so many amazing new people in college, between groups and societies, housemates and course-mates, you will end up making a whole group of new friends! This is great but we don’t want to lose our old friends from home too. A lot of people worry… Continue reading How To Keep In Touch With Friends From Home
Irish-German readings with ‘Dublin One City One Book 2017’ author Joe Joyce and poet Eva Bourke, Date: 15 September 2017, 7-8pm Venue: University of Limerick, Analog Devices Building, room AD2010, Free event – register at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/reading-by-joe-joyce-eva-bourke-book-presentations-tickets-36225916692 As part of the 17th International Conference in Irish-German Studies Irish-German Relations 2017: Between Böll and Brexit there… Continue reading Dublin One City One Book 2017 author Joe Joyce & poet Eva Bourke to give free readings at UL