The Best of Campus life

This part of the UL Experience site focuses on what it is like to live on the UL campus. Here, you can learn about campus life, our on-campus accommodation and other facilities.

Students who live on the UL campus enjoy a truly excellent student experience, living in friendly campus village communities, close to their friends, their classes and sports facilities.

Campus Life

Living on campus is one of the best ways to enjoy university life. You are close to all activities, from lectures to sport to social life. It is a great way to meet lots of new people very easily. You make great friendships, which can last a lifetime. You also have the chance to mix with people of many nationalities as well as  undergraduate and postgraduate students.

UL is always alive with social activity. Fresher’s Week is the first event on the social calendar, packed with activities, sports and social events to help students meet each other and find out important information about life on campus.

The UL campus is based around a strong student community. We encourage students to improve their social and intellectual skills through our Campus Life programme. This is a programme of events specially organised for students living in the student villages. It includes; Arts events, Poetry, Drama, Music and Dance, Get to know your neighbour nights, Quiz or Poker nights and Evening talks and lectures on topics such as: the environment, diet & nutrition - exercise, study skills, planning for your career, presentations and stress management.

On Campus Accommodation

UL has five purpose-built student villages which offer high quality accommodation for an all-inclusive fee. There are no extra bills to worry about. All villages on the University of Limerick campus are professionally managed with a residential manager on site and a full maintenance team on hand.

Each student has his/her own room ensuite in attractive 6 bedroom modern apartments, or sharing bathroom facilities in cosy 8/6/4 bedroom terraced houses. The locations are excellent, close to all amenities. Most villages have a communal hall where a programme of activities is organised for students throughout the year. This includes arts events, dance, music, information evenings, games, tournaments and social evenings. These can also be used for group study and student organised events.

Campus residences offer a great opportunity to make new friends. They also offer an excellent study environment in well-designed bedrooms with high speed internet included.

On campus accommodation is a very good option for first years. An allocation of rooms is held for incoming first year students and are available online from January. Rooms are offered on a first come first served basis. Thereafter, online applications are waitlisted. To find out about accommodation costs or to reserve your campus accommodation, visit


The UL experience features a superb range of facilities on campus, which include:

  • The Glucksman Library. This is a modern well-equipped library, capable of accommodating a wide range of student needs.
  • Modern lecture theatres with excellent acoustics
  • Teaching/seminar rooms of various sizes
  • Study rooms for small groups of students working on projects etc.
  • The UL Arena, with very impressive sports facilities
  • UL boathouse, home to our rowing, kayak, sub aqua and mountain bike clubs.
  • Ulster Bank – offering student banking, Bureau de Change and ATM facility.
  • Spar shop. The Students Union run a Spar supermarket providing a range of foods, breads, confectionery, sandwiches and hot snacks.
  • Village shops in most of the student villages.
  • Bookshop. O’Mahony’s bookstore stocks all academic course titles, novels, stationery, newspapers and magazines
  • Laundrettes. There is also a serviced laundrette and dry cleaning facility
  • Snap Printing. Print store offering a full range of printing services.
  • Restaurants to cater for every taste and pocket.
  • Bars
  • Games room
  • Students Union building
  • Computer Society room complete with hub and hardware
  • Crèche. Silver Apples crèche. A number of places are available to students with families each year


The UL Students’ Union provides a wide range of entertainment during the year, ranging from DJs to film, comedy and theatre. UL students can be found dancing to the best DJs, jumping around to the best bands, laughing at the best comedians or watching the best films, week in, week out.

Bands that have played in UL over the years include Director, the Blizzards, Fred, Republic of Loose, Therapy, The Cranberries, The Frames, Mundy, Watercress, The Walls, David Kitt, Damian Rice and many more. Limerick has also hosted people like David Gray, The Divine Comedy, Ash, JJ72 and the Stereo MCs, all of which you can find out about through the college.

There is a strong and growing local DJ culture in the city and many international DJs have also visited Limerick. The UL DJ Society is also well established and has played at many events both on and off the campus.

There is a thriving comedy scene in they city. UL has hosted Ed Byrne, Billy Connolly, Karl Spain, Neil Delamere, Jason Byrne, Des Bishop and Kevin Gildea.

UL Rag Week is recognised as one of the best in the country. While raising as much money as possible for charity, UL RAG week also gives students the time of their lives.

On top of all of these things, ULSU also organises class parties, Christmas parties, Halloween parties, St Patrick’s Day parties, end of term parties……are you seeing a pattern here?

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