Diwali!

As an Indian student studying at the University of Limerick, Svetlana reflects on the traditional happenings in her home country at this time of year and encourages students who are away from home to still gather and celebrate Diwali. This one word can light up the face of every Indian student in UL. It doesn’t…

The 5 days of Diwali

In this blog, Student Ambassador Pratik explains what each of the 5 days of Diwali entails for those who participate and the significance behind them. Diwali, or the festival of lights is one of the major festivals celebrated by majority of people in India. In this blog, you will come across the history of Diwali…

DIWALI: THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Diwali, known also as “The Festival of Lights” is largely celebrated in many regions. This blog explains how each region marks the occasion in their own unique way and contains stories and myths passed down through generations. On this auspicious day, the nation joins together regardless of varied traditions and backgrounds. It is one among…

5 Tips for Adjusting to Life Abroad

Moving to a new country can require some adjusting; new surroundings, new university and new friends. Luckily, our Student Ambassador, Emma Craven has put together her top 5 tips to help you settle in and really make the most of life in Ireland.                 Midterms, papers, exams, group projects, and everything in between. We are…

A Student Guide to Surviving while Studying Abroad

Studying abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences but for some students it can also present challenges along the way. In this blog, Student Ambassador Pratik talks about his experience, the challenges he faced as an international student and offers students his tips on how to overcome these obstacles to make the most…

A Guide for Irish TV

Hey guys, Today I am going to talk about some Irish television productions. As everybody knows, Irish people are kind, helpful and funny. All of these qualities are translated into their tv shows. In this post I will list my top 5 Irish TV shows: Father Ted This is by far the best Irish made…

Starting in UL – What to expect

Moving to a different country is something that none of us can be completely prepared for. I remember my first days on campus being chaotic and exhausting, and there are some things I would have done differently given the chance to do everything over again! For one, I would suggest eating and sleeping at the…

TIPS ON HOW TO RECYCLE PROPERLY IN UL

Hi guys! In this blog, I’d like to give a few tips on how to properly recycle waste here in UL. The university is a beautiful and organised campus (I always refer to it as Ireland’s Ever Green Campus *winks*) but what makes UL so green? The amazing green trees within the environment make it…

5 Reasons to Study Abroad in the University of Limerick

   When you finally make the life-changing decision to study abroad, it comes down to significant questions like , “Which country should I go to? Which university should I choose?” Well, for me I was always biased towards coming to Ireland. However, choosing from multiple universities was the real struggle for me. I ended up…

Erasmus in Malta

Looking back, I had always been slightly apprehensive about Erasmus. When you apply to a course and see that you will have to eventually complete a semester abroad, you eagerly accept this, with the knowledge that it is no where near imminent and that surely you will be absolutely fearless about approaching the opportunity when…

Summing Up: The Student Ambassador Programme

If you’re joining us at UL next semester, why not apply for our student ambassador programme? Every blog that we post, like this one by Arun Rajeev, is written by a student like you, so read on to find out more! I joined UL in September 2020 as a Postgraduate student. I was excited and…

Erasmus overseas – would I do it again?

This past year, not everyone has been able to have the same Erasmus experience that you might expect. This blog by Student Ambassador Magdalena Szymanska tells us about how she found her virtual semester abroad! Since I can remember, Erasmus has been my dream. I found out about the program when I was a little…