Be prepared for the downtime

Homesickness and the occasional quiet nights in with nothing to do will be part of your semester abroad at some stage. Ashley, one of our student ambassadors, felt it too! In this blog she discusses the best ways to manage them. Call a friend, watch some Netflix and enjoy the downtime while you can! Be…

My UL Experience: A testimony

Considering studying at UL? Whether you choose to come here for a semester, or your whole degree, we are confident that you’ll have a great time. In this blog, Maggie Kanaley, one of our Student Ambassadors, tells us how she came to Limerick as a study abroad student, and will finish her degree as a…

Survival guide to: Saving money

As you all know college is many things, but cheap isn’t one of them. We have decided to put together a list of our top tips to make saving money a little bit easier, leaving you with some extra free cash to experience student life to its fullest. 1. Student Card So the first thing…

Limerick Supermarket Shopping Guide

Unsure of what to do about your weekly grocery shop? Student Ambassador Luyi Wu gives us a simple guide to the supermarkets available in Limerick City and Castletroy here! Supervalu is a retailer that has served the Irish people for more than 30 years, it has penetrated various residential communities and even become a landmark…

Encourage!

Pavani Madda, an International Student at UL, tells us about the importance of encouragement and positivity in our lives. We often turn to discouraging words when trying to make change, but this article may make you realise that uplifting others, and ourselves, can sometimes be the most powerful way to have an impact. We could…

Things I wish I knew when packing my luggage!

In this blog, Sonya San, an International Student at UL, discusses the things that she wished she had known before packing her luggage to bring to Ireland. Not sure what the essentials are? Read on to find out what to pack, and what you can leave behind! Packing your luggage before coming to Limerick can…

An Irish Christmas Dinner to Remember

“I will gladly say that my very first Irish Christmas dinner felt like home away from home” Our international student ambassador, Oluwatobi Ajayi, writes about her first Christmas dinner in Ireland in this heart-warming blog. Read to find out more about how she spent Christmas in Ireland (as well as the many potatoes that she…

Relaxing over the Holiday Break

Hi everyone, it’s finally time for the Christmas break. In my last post, I gave tips on how to separate andimprove the work-life balance during such a blended semester, where our fun and work all come fromthe same place – our computers. Well now, it’s the holiday and it’s time to rest and have fun…

Christmas Decorations on a Low Budget

We know Christmas can be an expensive time of year from buying a tree, to decorating it with lights, baubles, tinsel along with decorating everything else! So our ambassador, Swachitha, has come up with excellent ideas on how to create your very own Christmas Decorations on a Low Budget!! Christmas is everyone’s favorite time of…

CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE

By Susana Olías Lopez As cold weather comes and lockdown measures are still in place, we are going to be having a lot of perfect days for Netflix, blankets and hot chocolate. And what better way is there of taking these evenings to the next level than with a homemade cake! If you have a…

One day trip inside county Limerick: Lough Gur

By Marie Lambert International students coming to UL usually want to make the most of their time here by travelling and discovering Ireland’s beautiful landscapes. While the current situation prevents all of us from leaving our home outside of 5 km, after the 1st of December it may be possible to move inside county Limerick…