University of Limerick Undergraduate Prospectus



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President's Volunteer Award

Get involved in the largest student activity– VOLUNTEERING. UL students are the best volunteers and have a long and proud volunteering tradition. UL student volunteers are known on campus, in and around Limerick city and county, and their home towns as exceptional individuals. Each year at the annual President’s Volunteer Award (PVA) ceremony, the President of the University of Limerick shows his support for the phenomenal volunteering work done by UL students. The annual PVA ceremony is attended by families and friends of student volunteers, the campus community and the organisations student volunteers supported through the year. The award is recorded on the student’s transcript.

Volunteering opportunities are as diverse as the student population. Students volunteer for on-campus clubs and societies and/or in various campus projects (e.g. study clubs, community garden, maths learning centre UL events, etc.) or in off-campus community based projects (e.g. after school study clubs, sports clubs, animal shelters, fundraising etc).

Students are also encouraged and supported to develop and create their own volunteering opportunities. Volunteering is the best way to get involved, help out, meet new people and gain practical, hands-on work experience. Be sure to join the Student Volunteer Army during your time at UL and put the V in your CV.

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The Community Liaison Office supports student volunteers and student led volunteering. Drop in to the office anytime. Gabriella Hanrahan CLO Community Liaison Office Students Union Building SU-105

Library and Information Services

With over 1 million visitors a year the Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick is a busy building. The library is home to Special Collections and Archives, the main lending collection of the University, computer labs, printing, photocopying and a host of other services. Library, IT and Disability Services staff are also located in this building and a range of sevices that support teaching, learning and research are conducted here all year round. The current library has seating for 1,100 people. A further 350 seats are also provided in a number of separate reading rooms on campus. Each desk is wired for power and network connectivity and wifi is available throughout the building. Your UL student ID card is required to enter and exit the building.

In addition to printed books, the library has a growing ebook collection, and provides you with access to more than 50,000 full text journals online. The Special Collections Department contains a growing collection of rare books and manuscripts relating particularly to the history, literature and culture of Limerick and the Mid West region. The library acts as a gateway to databases, electronic journals and other electronic information resources worldwide. The library aims to provide a high quality, personal and friendly service in a student centred supportive environment.

Library facilities and services include:

  • Information queries
  • Bibliography, FYP and reference support
  • Group study rooms
  • Self-service returns and borrowing
  • Information skills programmes
  • Research skills programmes
  • Inter library loans
  • Alumni membership
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Computer labs and printing
  • Training rooms

Details of all print and electronic resources, facilities, services and news are available on the library web at

Connect with the library online

Library Opening Hours During Semester


Opening Hours

Study & PC Access Only

Mon - Fri

08:30 - 23:00

08:30 - 09:00 & 21:00 - 23:00


10:00 - 19:00

16:30 - 19:00


11:00 - 18:00

11:00 - 18:00

For the convenience of library users, the Plaza cafe is located adjacent to the library entrance.

Information Technology Division - ITD

The Information Technology Division (ITD) provides a wide range of services to support teaching and learning. This includes the provision and support of the presentation and audio visual equipment in the general teaching spaces as well as the services which are accessed directly by students. Students can access a large number of University PCs in our network of computer labs across campus or can connect their own laptops to dedicated high speed network ports in the library. The University also has an ever-expanding secure wireless network as well as a ‘public’ access wireless service to allow students to connect smart phones and other mobile devices.

Printing services are available in all computer labs which are also staffed by ITD Computer Lab Assistants who are available to assist students in the use of the IT resources on campus. UL Students can also access support for their own devices in our regular laptop clinics and can make other IT requests through our dedicated Student IT help email service. ITD also manages the UL Print Room and the online print submission system where students can have larger print jobs or document binding services completed.

For those students living on campus in one of the residential villages, high speed connectivity to the internet is provided, as well as the University network. This allows students access to the full range of information services from the comfort of their accommodation.

The Language Centre

The Language Centre is an integral part of the faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick. An official Cambridge ESOL Examination Centre, the Language Centre offers full and part-time courses specifically for the English language needs of students.

The Language Centre caters for a wide range of language learners including non-native English speaking teachers who wish to develop their skills during the summer. We also provide courses for prospective UL students who have reached the academic entry requirements for their chosen degree but need to improve their English in order to meet the English language entry requirements.

English language courses include:

  • Preparation for University
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Exam preparation i.e. Cambridge and IELTS
  • International Foundation Programme
  • General English, during the summer and all year round
  • Junior Programme - summer
  • Teacher development courses
  • English for specific purposes
  • Custom designed courses

  • Language and internships

Learning Support Centres

Mathematics Learning Centre
The purpose of the Maths Learning Centre is to support students' mathematics learning across all programmes in UL by providing a dedicated area with supervised access to help and resources in a relaxed environment, and by addressing the mathematics needs of special groups e.g. mature students, adult returners, transfer students.

Science Learning Centre
The Science Learning Centre is a vital resource that offers you support in all your science modules including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Sports Science. All services offered by the centre are free of charge.

The Centre aims to provide support in your learning of science through various ways, such as the provision of a drop-in with access to personal tutors and additional resources; by offering tutorial support in specific science modules, and by addressing science support needs for specific groups e.g. mature students, transferee students, access students, international students, etc.

ICT Learning Centre
ICT stands for Information and Communication Technologies. This centre is an initiative to support all UL students who have ICT related modules as part of their learning requirements. It exists to ensure that you have access to focused, additional learning resources to maximise your potential in your chosen field of study. It is a free service for all UL students. The ICT Learning Centre provides individual consultation or additional group tutorials based on analysis of your requirements. The centre also helps by directing you to relevant text and online material.

Language Learning Hub (LLH)
The Language Learning Hub (LLH) is a free service which offers support to the learning, teaching and research that takes place within the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, and the School of Culture and Communications. Our facilities include two computer labs, a Digital Language Lab and an Open Learning Area. We have a huge catalogue of DVDs, CD-ROMs, TV stations, books and audio material which can be accessed for free in the Open Learning Area. The LLH also organises a range of activities to promote language learning. We provide discussion groups with Erasmus students and Language Exchanges (Tandem Learning) with UL International Students.

The Writing Centre
UL’s Writing Centre offers a free and friendly place for all students to come and address any aspect of their writing. The centre is dedicated to helping you become a better and more confident writer. The Writing Centre offers discipline-specific seminars and workshops on essay, report and FYP writing, tailored for a specific audience, e.g. first years, mature students etc. We also provide one-on-one tutoring.


We offer a part-time introductory course in TEFL that is suitable for anyone interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

To find out more, go to
Tel +353 61 202777

Aonad na Gaeilge

Is oifig í Aonad na Gaeilge do chur chun cinn na Gaeilge in Ollscoil Luimnigh. Tá neart seirbhísí ar fáil do mhic léinn, cúrsaí Gaeilge oíche, tograí tacaíochta teanga agus turais Ghaeltachta san áireamh. Is féidir le mic léinn lánaimseartha an cúrsa oíche Teastas & Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge a dhéanamh ar chostas laghdaithe. Tá Seomra na Gaeilge (LC0-016, Áras na dTeangacha) ar fáil mar sheomra caidrimh do phobal na Gaeilge ar an gcampas. Déanaimid GA4006 An Ghaeilge Ghairmiúil a thairiscint do mhic léinn gur spéis leo a bheith ag obair I nGaelcholáiste nó I scoil Ghaeltachta. Tá a thuilleadh eolais faoi na tograí seo ar fad ar fáil ón oifig - déanaigí teagmháil linn!

Aonad na Gaeilge is responsible for the promotion of the Irish language at UL. There are lots of services available for students including Irish evening courses, language support initiatives and Gaeltacht weekends. Full time students can pursue our evening Teastas/Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge programme (discounted rate available). Seomra na Gaeilge (LC0-016 Languages Building) is a hub for the Irish speaking community on campus. We offer GA4006 An Ghaeilge Ghairmiúil for students who are interested in teaching in a Gaelcholáiste or Gaeltacht school. More information on all of these initiatives is available – just contact us!

Cuir Aithne orainn / Get to know us :
Suíomh idirlín/Website:
/aonadnagaeilge (FaceBook) @AonadnaGaeilge (Twitter)

Jerry Flannery agus Barry Murphy ag caint linn ar
aonadnagaeilge ° Tuilleadh eolais ar

Graduate Attributes

Graduate attributes are the academic abilities, personal qualities and transferable skills which you will have the opportunity to develop as part of your UL experience. The University of Limerick provides a learning environment that stimulates students to be:

  • knowledgeable
  • proactive
  • creative
  • responsible
  • collaborative
  • articulate

Our Graduate Attributes is an important statement. It represents our collective commitment to creating and sustaining an outstanding and distinctive learning environment for all our students. It articulates the range of educational priorities that we focus on: educating people for their professional and personal lives, ensuring that our students take responsibility for themselves and learn to be responsible in their communities, delivering a curriculum that embraces the rigours of each discipline but one that also steps beyond disciplinary boundaries so that students learn to interact effectively with people from other backgrounds, cultures and specialisms.

Contact: University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0) 61-202700, Fax: +353 (0) 61-330316

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