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Postgraduate Student Profile: Mary Ellen O’Keeffe, MA Sociology (Applied Social Research)

Mary Ellen O'Keeffe is a graduate of the MA in Sociology (Applied Social Research). As a UL undergraduate student, she explains why she chose to also pursue her postgraduate degree at UL and describes her experience of the programme. Mary Ellen O'Keeffe, MA in Sociology (Applied Social Research) graduate of the University of Limerick. Can… Continue reading Postgraduate Student Profile: Mary Ellen O’Keeffe, MA Sociology (Applied Social Research)

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Gantt Chart – Monday 21 September 2020

In September 2020, Prof. Ross Macmillan, Chair in Sociology, gave a workshop on how to put together a Gantt diagram for research proposals.  The session was organised by Dr Niamh Lenahan and it took place on Microsoft Teams. Prof. Macmillan explained that a Gantt is a visual representation of a work flow which  specifies when… Continue reading Gantt Chart – Monday 21 September 2020

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Report by University of Limerick researchers shows State ‘failing to meet obligations’ on hate crime

Dr Jennifer Schweppe of the Hate and Hostility Research Group (HHRG) at University of Limerick, who presented to the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on the issue of hate crime and related matters Picture: Alan Place A report by researchers based at University of Limerick presented to a… Continue reading Report by University of Limerick researchers shows State ‘failing to meet obligations’ on hate crime

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Marie Curie funding for UL’s Hate and Hostility Research Group

Dr Jennifer Schweppe (School of Law) and Dr Amanda Haynes (Department of Sociology) have been selected for funding for a Marie Curie Initial Training (PhD) Network for NETHATE. The vision for the NETHATE (Network of Excellence of Training on HATE) ETN is to bring together an interdisciplinary team of world-leading European researchers to tackle a highly… Continue reading Marie Curie funding for UL’s Hate and Hostility Research Group

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Postgraduate researcher profile: Mamobo Ogoro

Mamobo Ogoro Mamobo Ogoro is the first Sanctuary PhD Fellow at the University of Limerick. Born in Nigeria, but raised in Ireland since the age of 3, Mamobo's multicultural upbringing has paved the way for her research, in which her interests include multicultural identities, discrimination, integration, inclusivity & diversity. Trained as a social psychologist with a keen interest… Continue reading Postgraduate researcher profile: Mamobo Ogoro

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How more female political representation can make countries healthier

Research by Professor Ross Macmillan (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick) and Amy Johnson shows that countries are healthier when they have more female politicians. Their research shows that maternal and child mortality rapidly plummet when legislative representation by women reaches 30% and more. "We would expect increases in female political representation to change societies… Continue reading How more female political representation can make countries healthier

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Call It Out campaign launched at University of Limerick

Stephen O'Hare, Teni, Piotr Godzisz, Lambda Warsaw, Ellen Murray, Teni, Richard Lynch, ILove Limerick, Dr Jennifer Schweppe, HHRG UL and D. Amanda Haynes, UL. Picture: Alan Place 'Call It Out’ is a civil society campaign to highlight and address the harm caused by homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in Ireland. The campaign is being led by… Continue reading Call It Out campaign launched at University of Limerick

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AHSS Annual Postgraduate Conference, 2019

The AHSS Annual Postgraduate Conference took place on Tuesday 7th May in the Foundation Building at UL.  This year, postgraduate researchers from UL were joined by postgraduate researchers from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick School of Art & Design and Limerick Institute of Technology. The Assistant Dean of Research, Dr Niamh Nic Ghabhann welcomed the attendees… Continue reading AHSS Annual Postgraduate Conference, 2019

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AHSS graduations, January 2019

UL, this week, celebrates the graduation of 1,715 students in total across its four faculties as it holds its annual Winter Conferring Ceremonies.  Included in this are 12 Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences students who were yesterday conferred with PhD awards. Among the graduates this week is Dr Sindy Joyce, Mincéir (Traveller); human… Continue reading AHSS graduations, January 2019

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Our graduates: Niamh Dillon, BA in Politics and Sociology and MA in Sociology (Youth, Community and Social Regeneration)

Niamh Dillon graduated from UL with a BA in Politics and Sociology (Joint Honours) in 2016, followed by the MA in Sociology (Youth, Community and Social Regeneration) in January of this year. Here she talks about her time at UL: Looking back, what did you like best about your course? I liked being able to… Continue reading Our graduates: Niamh Dillon, BA in Politics and Sociology and MA in Sociology (Youth, Community and Social Regeneration)