University of Limerick
Limerick , Ireland
Limerick , Ireland
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University of Limerick
The University of Limerick is a leading institution known for outstanding research based in the heart of Ireland. The University of Limerick is a leading institution known for outstanding research and is based in the heart of Ireland. UL has also been ranked as one of the top 100 Young Universities in the World by the Times Higher Education.
- The University of Limerick Postgraduate Student’s Union (ULPSU) was initially formed as the Postgraduate Student’s Association (PSA) in September 2002 and since then has directly represented every postgraduate student that has passed through the doors of UL.
- The ULPSU provides a range of supports and services including emergency financial assistance, accommodation resources, and connecting students to UL services such as Learning Centres or the Health Centre. The ULPSU also has a team of full-time Sabbatical Officers to assist UL’s postgraduate community.
- The ULPSU Sabbatical Officers represent all UL postgraduate students and provide a platform for these students to have their queries and concerns voiced.
- At University of Limerick Campus Life Services, there are many accommodation options available exclusively for postgraduate students. While the Quigley Residence and Brennan Court are postgraduate specific accommodation, there are also rooms available in all other accommodations for postgraduate students.
- UL seeks to prioritise its allocation of campus accommodation for all postgraduate students. A number of rooms have been dedicated to postgraduate students on taught and research programmes which are available on both 9 and 12 month let lengths.
- The all-inclusive rental fees for UL accommodation includes a private ensuite bedroom on campus with utilities, high-speed wired internet connection, WiFi.
- UL’s Glucksman Library provides full access to high-quality academic information with a collection spanning over 350,000 print and 332,000 digital resources.
- The spacious building provides seating for 2,200 people, with group study rooms available for student use and designated study areas for silent and quiet work.
- The library also provides a host of student services including an Information Desk.
- The Glucksman Library has over 150 PCs available for student use, with wireless access throughout the building.
- There is also WiFi access available across the University of Limerick campus, with several areas available for students to work or relax in-between classes.
- The University’s Information Technology Division (ITD) also provides support to students with any queries they may have.
- The University of Limerick Student Health Centre is an urgent care/advisory service and deals with all general health issues from students as they present. Services provided include access to a doctor (GP), nurses, blood tests and physiotherapy.
- The University of Limerick won the Best Student Campus award at the 2019 Education Ireland Awards. It is known to provide a picturesque campus which positively impacts student performance in conjunction with state-of-the-art facilities.
- The University of Limerick is based in a country consistently ranked amongst the top ten safest countries in the world. Ireland is known as a friendly place with minimal levels of crime, with Limerick at the heart of the warm atmosphere which makes the country so loved.
- UL provides a range of on-campus services including O’Mahoney’s bookshop, AIB Bank, and Spar convenience store.
- The University is located a short distance away from Limerick City, with bus routes running regularly.
- The University of Limerick is known as ‘Ireland’s Sporting Campus’ and has a range of fantastic sports facilities available for students.
- These include the UL Arena, which houses the national 50M swimming pool, an extensive Health and Performance Centre, an indoor athletics track, a multi-use sports hall and a wide selection of group fitness classes.
- Across the rest of the UL campus, there are several other sports facilities available for student use. These include an outdoor athletics track, playing fields, tennis courts and AstroTurfs for rugby, football and GAA.
- The University of Limerick is also used by professional sports organisations, with Swim Ireland running their High Performance programme at UL Arena.
- The University of Limerick has over 90 clubs and societies, with something to suit everyone’s interests. Some of the clubs and societies available at UL include the Badminton Club, Cheerleading Club, Crafts Society and Film Society.
- These various clubs and societies run event for their members throughout the semester, and are a great way to have fun, de-stress from studies and make new friends. Joining a club or society at UL is also a great opportunity to try exciting new activities or to compete in the top sporting intercollegiate competitions in Ireland and overseas.
- The beauty and strength of clubs and societies is that they are run voluntarily by students for other students.
Programmes at the University are accredited by the various National and International bodies. Contact individual programme directors for details.