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25 July 2014
UL launches an innovative programme to support students transition to higher education

An innovative pilot programme ‘First Leanings’ aimed at supporting students in making a successful transition to higher education was recently launched at the University of Limerick. The programme was launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’ Sullivan and involved 75 transition year students from St Munchin's College Limerick. First Leanings supports students in building a picture of their individual strengths, interests and motivations and in linking this to… 22 July 2014

Writer in Residence Fellowship established at the University of Limerick

The University of Limerick is proud to announce the establishment of a Writer’s Fellowship supported by the Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon. The fellowship is a funded writer residency and open to applications from Limerick-based fiction writers of international reputation.

Professor Joseph O’Connor, Frank McCourt Chair of Creative Writing at UL, remarked: “As a working professional novelist, I know the importance of collegiality and support. I am delighted… 21 July 2014

UL awarded over €1 million in Erasmus funding making it the largest programme in Ireland

The University of Limerick has been awarded over €1 million in funding, the highest amount allocated to any Irish third-level institute, by Erasmus+, the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport.  The funding will finance grants for students who undertake a study or work placement abroad while the rest of the funding will be used to support students with a disability and those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Professor Paul McCutcheon,… 18 July 2014

Unique community health programme awarded Healthy Ireland mark

A unique community programme, Diploma in Community Wellness, Empowerment, Leadership and Lifeskills (CWELL) developed and run in partnership by the University of Limerick and St Mary’s Community has been awarded the Healthy Ireland mark.

Bernie Quillinan, Course Director, explains: “The overall aim of the CWELL programme is to proactively address community health and well-being through a community/university partnership. This programme aims to foster community resilience and… 17 July 2014

UL hosts major forum exploring the provision of a wheelchair as a basic human right

The University of Limerick (UL) today (17th July) hosted a major forum exploring the rights of wheelchair users in Ireland.  The Inaugural European Wheelchair and Seating Provision Forum coincides with the European Power Chair Football Nationals Cup which is taking place at UL from the 17th – 20th July.

Forum organiser and Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Dr Rosie Gowran explains; “There are over 40,000 people who use wheelchairs and seating assistive technologies in…