Upcoming events at UL
- Open day; Saturday January 13th, from 9am to 3pm
Book your place and find out more here
- Graduate Career Information Evenings; Thurs 22nd Feb
Graduates from some of our programmes describe their careers to-date and the opportunities available to them since graduating.
Bookings for this event are essential!
Contact: Siobhan Harris / Linda Flannery Tel: 061 202 421/202 642
Journalism Students get hands on experience
Last week saw the 10th edition of the Limerick Voice launched by undergraduates and masters in students of the University of Limerick. The local 40-page newspaper was produced by journalism students of the University of Limerick and will be distributed across Limerick city in the coming weeks and is also available online. Find out more about Journalism at UL here
Over 30 sport scholarships were awarded to students of the University of Limerick at an awards ceremony which took place last week. These individuals who show immense talent in the sports they undertake included Irish Women’s Rugby Captain, Niamh Briggs, Clare hurler and All Ireland 2013 medal winner Tony Kelly, and Shane O’Donoghue, who represented Ireland at the 2016 Olympics in hockey. Conor Carmody was presented with the Paddy Dooley Rowing Scholarship valued at €2,500. This scholarship was established in memory of Paddy Dooley who captained the Irish Olympic eight, in the 1948 Olympic Games in London.
Academic scholarships were also awarded to 40 students all of which are valued at €2000 each. This scholarship was established as part of UL’s 40th Anniversary celebrations. On an individual basis, a number of students were awarded subject based scholarships. The Stryker Scholarship established in 1975, was awarded to Emily McCarthy, a student on the Bachelor of Science in Physics degree programme from Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick while the Elaine Fagan scholarship was awarded to BA in Journalism and New Media student Ronan Coughlan. This scholarship is sponsored by the Fagan family and is open to first-year undergraduate students from the Mid-West region who enter college through the DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) scheme.
Students of the BA Arts course were also presented with their scholarships valued at €1000 each. Three students were awarded for achieving the highest CAO points before entering the Arts programme.
To find out more about scholarships at UL please follow the relevant link below.
Sports Scholarships: https://www.ul.ie/sportsscholarships/about
Academic Scholarships: http://www3.ul.ie/courses/scholarships.shtml
New Facilities at UL
There is exciting news on the horizon for the University with the approved plan for a new student centre. The new building will incorporate a hangout space as well as games area and offices for student services. The building is planned to be completed by 2020. Speaking about the new building, Student Union president Jack Shelly said: “The existing student centre, located in the Stables Courtyard, dates back to 1999 to a time when the student population was half what it is now. In the intervening 18 years, there has been huge growth in the number and membership of student clubs and societies. There is a desperate need for space and facilities for these clubs and societies to operate well. Additionally, the increased services provided by the UL Students’ Union have outgrown the current student centre,”
Support Local at UL
The University of Limerick is lucky to boast it’s very own Farmers Market running every Tuesday from 12pm to 5pm. Located in the student courtyard, the market enables local suppliers to sell their produce. The range of local produce available includes: conservation beef and lamb from the Burren, breads and pastries from Nenagh and home-made chocolate.
Discover more at www.ul.ie