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MA in History of Family: Graduate Profile – Carmel McEvey

Carmel is a recent graduate of the MA in History of Family (online), Carmel resides in Australia and describes her experience of completing the MA remotely and her student experience in UL. MA in History of Family Graduate Carmel McEvey What made you choose the MA in History of Family at UL? I had previously… Continue reading MA in History of Family: Graduate Profile – Carmel McEvey

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Student blog: A rainy day in Killaloe

Britta Kaukver is a postgraduate student in Irish World Academy studying the MA in Irish Dance Studies. Britta is a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer from Estonia. In this blog post she tells us about a trip to Killaloe organised by UL in September. It was a rainy Saturday morning and the bus was there… Continue reading Student blog: A rainy day in Killaloe

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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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Our students: Jennifer Ess, European Studies

Jennifer Ess, from Kilkenny, is a 4th year student studying BA in European Studies at the University of Limerick. Jennifer discusses her time at UL in this blog post: ESN Bochum What interested you about the course initially? What I liked most about European Studies was the variety of subjects to study, as well as… Continue reading Our students: Jennifer Ess, European Studies

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Our students: Mark Boylan, Journalism and New Media

Mark Boylan Mark Boylan, from Banagher, Co. Offaly, is a 4th year student studying BA in Journalism and New Media at the University of Limerick. Here he talks about his time in UL: Why did you chose UL? There is no campus in the country which can compete with UL’s brilliant base and the strong… Continue reading Our students: Mark Boylan, Journalism and New Media

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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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Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School Field Trip

Students on the Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School went on a field trip to Spike Island on Tuesday June 5th. These American students are undertaking an intensive three-week programme on criminal justice, with lectures delivered by faculty and researchers at the Centre for Crime, Justice and Victim Studies. They were accompanied on their trip… Continue reading Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School Field Trip

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Big decisions to be made in 2nd year

By Kayley Hardiman, BA in Journalism and New Media Wow what a whirlwind of a semester it has been so far. It’s week 9 already. How did that happen? Time has just flown by this semester. I have been so busy ever since I came back to UL in January. This semester is crazy for all… Continue reading Big decisions to be made in 2nd year

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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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What To Consider When Choosing Where To Go On Erasmus

By Sarah Talty, 4th year Journalism and New Media We are very lucky that the University of Limerick is one of the best colleges for allowing their students Co-op and Erasmus opportunities. UL are linked with many fantastic colleges all around the world and when the time comes to finally choose where to go on Erasmus… Continue reading What To Consider When Choosing Where To Go On Erasmus

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Why I chose to study at the University of Limerick

By Kayley Hardiman, 2nd year Journalism and New Media I decided to study the Journalism and New Media at UL because of the opportunities that existed here that weren’t anywhere else. The main things that attracted me to the course were the co-op and Erasmus in third year which I have yet to do. Journalism… Continue reading Why I chose to study at the University of Limerick