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Student experience: Vicky writes about her rewarding work placement at St. Gabriel’s

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

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AHSS student volunteers awarded at annual University of Limerick President’s Volunteer Award (PVA)

Congratulations to all AHSS Students who were recognised for their voluntary work during the last academic year at the annual University of Limerick President’s Volunteer Award (PVA) ceremony this week. A total of 435 University of Limerick students, the highest number to date, were honoured at the ceremony, held on campus on September 19th.  98 Faculty… Continue reading AHSS student volunteers awarded at annual University of Limerick President’s Volunteer Award (PVA)

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Volunteering in UL: my experience

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

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UL students honoured with President’s Volunteer Awards

Last Thursday over 400 University of Limerick students were honoured at the 7th annual President’s Volunteer Award (PVA) ceremony held in the University Concert Hall. UL students completed more than 22,000 hours of voluntary work across a range of civic and charitable organisations during the last academic year. In total, 401 people applied for this… Continue reading UL students honoured with President’s Volunteer Awards

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How switching courses changed my University experience

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