Are Irish stereotypes in Hollywood true?

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, you might try to engage with Irish culture through film and TV, but these depictions aren’t always accurate! In this blog, Student Ambassador Zequi Adams breaks down these stereotypes , as seen in some of his favourite shows. If you’ve watched Leap Year one too many times, read on and…

Tips on where to find vegan food

Buying food for specific dietary needs can be difficult when you don’t know where to look. UL Student Ambassador Robin Luger tells us how they find vegan-friendly food around Limerick city, read on to find out more! Coming from Austria, with a huge selection of plant-based food in every supermarket, I was a tad shocked…

Planning your Virtual Day is the Key!

Structuring your day when working from home can be difficult. Read on for some advice from Student Ambassador Neha Chopra, and see what she recommends to make your time a little more productive! The most negative word of 2020 was “Positive”. Everybody wished that they do not test COVID-19 positive. There is no denying the…

Volunteering with Engineers

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are sharing this blog by Student Ambassador Hanan Alquirash, who took the opportunity to volunteer with school children to encourage learning in engineering fields. It is so important for young people to see themselves represented in different areas of life, and hopefully role models like Hanan will enable girls…

Working out at home: Advantages, tips, and recommendations.

Struggling to get active while at home? Read on for some tips and tricks by Student Ambassador Magdalena Szymanska and find out how you can take care of your physical health without needing the gym. It’s been a year since we went into lock down. We had to get used to the new reality, where…

Cyberbullying

In this though-provoking piece, Swachitha Kommugala looks at the impact that cyberbulling can have on the life of a young person, and the severe effects that it can have on their wellbeing. Cyberbullying/online bullying has become increasingly common these days. Especially among teenagers. According to me, it is an act of destroying one’s identity just…

Trails of UL – A solace during the lockdown

It can be hard to stay close to home lately, but that makes it all the more important to appreciate what we have on our doorsteps. In this blog, UL Student Ambassador Arun Rajeev shows us how he explored the campus and reconnected with nature. The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have made venturing out exploring…

Starting as a failure.

Failure can be crushing, but it is always important that we pick ourselves up and try to carry on. Here, student ambassador Bao Tran tells us how despite some rejections, he tried his hardest and secured a scholarship to study at UL. One fact: I lost a few scholarships due to my own failure and…

Flight to UL

In this blog, Mandlaenkosi Dube, an International Postgraduate student of Msc Aeronautical Engineering, recounts how his love of aviation was inspired by a crop sprayer, starting a journey which would lead him to studying at the University of Limerick. The journey of a thousand miles starts on ‘a single mile of runway’ for us aviators…

UL Musical Theatre Society

Here at UL Musical Theatre Society (or ULMTS) we’re knuckling down in quarantine to give the best possible Musical Theatre experience we can, fully virtually! As a new society launched directly into quarantine 2 months after being set up, we have immediately changed our plans to accommodate these difficult times and have been striving to…

Super Healthy Oats Pancakes

Pancake Tuesday is almost here, so we have decided to share an easy and healthy recipe by Tanvi Parab, a Postgraduate International Student at UL. Try it for yourself and enjoy! By Tanvi Parab Ingredients Oats flour 1 cup All-purpose flour 1cup Salt ¼ tsp Sugar ¼ tsp Baking soda ⅛ tsp Milk ½ -1…

My first Chinese New Year without my family.

Many of us have experienced holidays spent apart from our families in the past year. Wen Heong writes about her first time spending New Year’s Eve away from her family in Malaysia, and trying to find the positives in this situation. 11th February 2021, the day was Chinese New Year’s Eve in Lunar Calendar. According…