My student life in first Semester during COVID-19 in UL

Dealing with unexpected circumstances and social isolation due to COVID restrictions can be difficult. This blog from Student Ambassador Cheitali Aher offers some useful advice on how to learn to enjoy your own company, and find the good in all situations! It is well said “Always shoot up high for the moon and if at…

Accommodation options in UL

If you are considering the University of Limerick for your degree, Erasmus, or study abroad, you might be looking into your potential housing choices. Find out more about living near the university in this informative blog by Student Ambassador Luyi Wu! There are two options for renting a house in UL, one is a student…

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…

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…

Working From Home

In this blog, UL Student Ambassador Neha Misri shares her top tips on how to handle college online. While virtual learning can be difficult, Neha’s advice could be really useful for those willing to give this semester their best shot! With the new news of Level 5 being extended till 5th March 2021 means more…

Cooking Chinese food in Ireland

Sonya San, a UL International Student, shares with us her experience of cooking food from home in Limerick. and shows that when when we can’t be in our homeland physically, keeping our culture alive through traditional food can be a comforting way to connect to our roots. It can’t be denied that one of the…

The Bachelor Life: Learning to live independently

In this blog, Pavani Madda, a UL Postgraduate International Student, recounts the experiences of independent living in a foreign country, and tells us of both the struggles and the achievements that she has faced. This topic is familiar to many International students, and we hope that this can provide some comfort and validation to those…

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…