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Student experience: learning to play Gaelic Football at UL

  Joy Siegel is from Richmond, Virginia, and currently studying on the MA in Technical Communication & E-Learning at the University of Limerick.  Studying abroad allows the unique chance to learn more about the world. Whether you are looking for culture, sports, language, volunteerism, or social opportunities, the University of Limerick (UL) can certainly deliver a rich experience. It may take a… Continue reading Student experience: learning to play Gaelic Football at UL

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Student experience: MA in Technical Communication & E-Learning at UL

My name is Joy Siegel, and I am from Richmond, Virginia. After working in front of a primary classroom for the last sixteen years, I’ve switched roles to pursue an MA in Technical Communication & E-Learning at the University of Limerick. Whether you’re a traditional or non-traditional student, like myself, UL is a great decision! … Continue reading Student experience: MA in Technical Communication & E-Learning at UL

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Student experience: Summer scholarship programme in China

Oisin Flynn is a final year BA in Applied Languages student at the University of Limerick. This summer, UL offered him the opportunity to travel to China for an internship for the months of July and August. Oisin talks about his experiences here: I am so grateful to UL for making such a life-changing experience… Continue reading Student experience: Summer scholarship programme in China

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Student experience: Law Plus student Eilbhe recounts her time at the University of Texas at Austin

UL Law students have the opportunity of completing a semester or a year abroad in our partner institutions across Europe (through our Erasmus programme) and North America (through our Study Exchange programme). Eilbhe Harrington completed her spring semester of 3rd year at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Law – a top-10 US… Continue reading Student experience: Law Plus student Eilbhe recounts her time at the University of Texas at Austin

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Busy season: Finishing a PhD

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

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5 Tips for Surviving Life in Limerick and at UL!

Study Ireland - Stories & Tips from International Students

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!

Tip 1:

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!

SnowTip 2:

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!

Tip 3:

Dromroe Aerial ViewIf you’re living in Dromroe Village, make sure not to lock yourself out of your room!…

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Student experience: UL Law student completes two month internship in Shanghai

In partnership with CRCC Asia, each year the School of Law at UL selects one student to undertake a 2-3 month work placement in a top Chinese law firm in Shanghai, Beijing or Shenzhen. The internship is supported with a generous School of Law scholarship to the value of almost €2,000. This year’s participant was… Continue reading Student experience: UL Law student completes two month internship in Shanghai

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UL law students take part in Chief Justice’s Summer Internship Programme

Two students from UL's School of Law, Evana Lyons (Law Plus) and Rebecca Lalor (LLM General), participated in the Chief Justice’s Summer Internship Programme for Law Students for four weeks this summer. Rebecca Lalor writes about her experience: “Having completed my month as an intern on the Chief Justice’s Summer Internship programme, I can honestly… Continue reading UL law students take part in Chief Justice’s Summer Internship Programme

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VIDEO: My UL story – Colleen Kelly (Master of Laws LLM General)

Colleen Kelly is a postgraduate student at the University of Limerick studying the Master of Laws LLM General. Colleen came to Limerick via Pennslyvania and the UK. Here she has found a second home and a future career in UL. She discusses her studies and the supports she receives as an international student at UL… Continue reading VIDEO: My UL story – Colleen Kelly (Master of Laws LLM General)

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VIDEO: Students from UL, LIT and MIC work together in intensive, Problem Based Learning exercise ‘LULITMI’

https://youtu.be/CqYA5VYORQw First year Public Administration students (from LM002 BA Arts) from the University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College, and community development students from Limerick Institute Technology came together this semester for an intensive, Problem Based Learning (PBL) exercise called 'LULITMI'. The exercise also formed part of the programme of the Limerick Spring Festival of… Continue reading VIDEO: Students from UL, LIT and MIC work together in intensive, Problem Based Learning exercise ‘LULITMI’

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Having Survived two Natural Calamities

By Simran Kapur, MA in Journalism, University of Limerick When I initially packed up my bags for Ireland my mother was extremely worried about the possible weather conditions and kept stuffing my bag with every possible jacket she found lying around. In the end as you all must have guessed my luggage went leaps and… Continue reading Having Survived two Natural Calamities

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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