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University of Limerick (UL)

Overview of University of Limerick (UL)

The University of Limerick is situated 5km outside of Limerick city-centre. The college has 11,500 students, and with 1,000 of these international students, it is a truly multi-cultural campus.  Famous alumni include Pat Cox, former president of the European Parliament, Jean Butler, choreographer and dancer of Riverdance fame, former Irish Rugby coach Eddie O’Sullivan and the GAA commentator and former Kerry football player Pat Spillane. The beautiful River Shannon flows right through the ...Read More

What the students say

For years, I had planned on doing Law and Accounting in UL. I had picked all my Leaving Cert subjects to suit this choice but then in 6th year I did a student exchange to Germany. It changed my perspective. I realised that there was so much more to life than balance sheets when I returned to my home school there were leaflets for us advertising new courses in UL and the middle one was Journalism & New Media. I immediately wanted to do it. I loved writing and travelling. And, I was also a very outgoing person, I thought that the course would suit my personality.
3rd year
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I was interested in Economics in school and wanted a 2 subject course to have a bit of variety, so I chose Economics & Sociology.
1st year
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The reason I feel it was the right choice for me was firstly, I like to work with young people and If considering a qualification in secondary school teaching, this should be an element to consider carefully. I had coached underage levels and knew I liked to work with young people. Taking into consideration the sporting background I had, I really liked to be around a sporting element work environment and PE teaching allowed me to do this. What one must not forget with this course is that you also complete a concurrent teacher education program in a 2nd subject to teach in secondary school such as math’s, English, Irish, Chemistry and Geography which was my chosen 2nd subject as I had taken Geography for my Leaving Cert as well as liking the subject myself also.
5th year Graduated
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