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Student Erasmus experience: A skip, a jump and a leap of faith

Amelia Achmetsina is a 4th year BA in New Media and English student from Dublin. She writes about her Erasmus experience for our student blog, with some great tips for students starting their Erasmus journeys: Erasmus-Exchange might feel scary or exciting, and sometimes a little bit of both. Being able to choose one destination, one university… Continue reading Student Erasmus experience: A skip, a jump and a leap of faith

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Tips to having the best Exchange / Study Abroad Experience

Study Ireland - Stories & Tips from International Students

I have just returned home to Canada after my one-semester exchange at UL. What can I say? It has been a BLAST! Although there isn’t anything I would change looking back, there are a few things that I wish I’d known about coming to Ireland, about the academics at UL, about cooking for myself, and about travelling in Europe. So I’d like to share these with you so that you are better prepared when coming to UL on your study abroad or exchange!

Before you come:

unnamedDownload WhatsApp – This is some advice especially for non-EU students like myself, who may not know that this mobile app is hugely popular in Europe. It quickly became one of the main ways of communication while abroad so it’s worth downloading and figuring out before you arrive.

Unlock your phone I made the mistake of forgetting to unlock my phone from my…

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Dealing with Drama in University

By Roisin O'Donoghue Drama. It can happen anytime, anywhere. Some people hate it while others thrive on it. Needless to say, when you’re in university you’ve got bigger priorities than getting caught up in a silly feud or argument especially if it does not involve you. It can be stressful enough either way and the… Continue reading Dealing with Drama in University

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How to prepare to go on Erasmus

By Elle Walsh, 3rd year Applied Languages student at the University of Limerick It can seem daunting trying to get ready for a semester abroad if you’ve never lived outside of Ireland before. Knowing what to pack, what to leave behind and most importantly, what to expect can be a real challenge. That’s why I’ve decided… Continue reading How to prepare to go on Erasmus

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5 New Years Resolutions For A Successful Semester

By Sarah Talty, 4th year Journalism and New Media   Set Realistic Goals We all tell ourselves lies at the beginning and ends of semesters. We tell ourselves that we’re gong to be in the library every day studying and we’ll only go out once every two weeks and we won’t get any more takeaways. These… Continue reading 5 New Years Resolutions For A Successful Semester

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Tips and advice for new students at UL

By Nadine Kimak Sometimes your life can be a lot easier if you get a tip or advice from someone. Especially as a new student at UL. That’s why I thought about a couple of tips and advice and maybe I can help you solve a problem or answer a question. Just ask! If you… Continue reading Tips and advice for new students at UL

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Tips on organising assignments and mid-term stress

By Nadine Kimak During your study period at the University of Limerick you will have to do several assignments, presentations, tests and exams. They are all spread out during your semester. In my case I have to write blogs every second week, three group projects and some essays and exams. Unfortunately a lot of these assignments… Continue reading Tips on organising assignments and mid-term stress

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How to make the most of those 50 minutes!

By Ciarán O'Sullivan, 1st year Economics & Sociology at UL. Sometimes I find it quite challenging to fully concentrate in lectures. In some I will be completely clued in to what my lecturer is talking about. Then in other lectures I will entirely zone out because they may be speaking in a monotone voice or I just… Continue reading How to make the most of those 50 minutes!

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Erasmus and Coop tips

By Tom Wright I am writing from the perspective of going to Erasmus. I hear lots of fantastic stories about Erasmus and how life-changing and great it is. On the other hand one hears nothing about actually getting there and what is involved in organizing Erasmus and Coop. I would like to use this blog… Continue reading Erasmus and Coop tips