UL Community

 
 

Special Olympics 2010, University of Limerick

   

UL Foundation

The University of Limerick Foundation was established in 1989 to provide, in partnership with UL, national and international leadership and funding for the University’s advancement. In its early years, the Foundation set the standard for Irish fundraising and that tradition continues today. With close to $200 million raised to date through its international network, the Foundation is a leading recipient of international philanthropic funding in Ireland.

The Foundation constantly strives to strengthen the links that the University has built with its graduate community and the business community on the island of Ireland and beyond. Guided and supported by a board of national and international leaders from business, industry and the arts, the Foundation is proud of the role that it plays in assisting the physical and academic development of the University and in ensuring that the University of Limerick continues to be at the heart of many national initiatives.

Find out more about the University of Limerick Foundation

Alumni Association

Established in 1987, the University of Limerick Alumni Association (ULAA) is a membership organisation which provides an active link between graduates of UL and their alma mater in support of both the University and the growing alumni community (now numbering close to 55,000). Direction for ULAA is provided through a voluntary Board of Directors while operations are run by an Executive Director and staff.

Membership of ULAA is automatic for all UL graduates and provides the opportunity for members to maintain a life-long relationship with the University and fellow graduates. Alumni benefit from a wide range of services including access to ‘UniversaL’, an online community exclusive to UL graduates, quarterly web newsletter ‘alumni@UL’ and invitations to the annual Alumni Reunion Day, the Alumni-Student Debate and the Alumni lecture Series. ULAA is also a voice representing the views of alumni on campus and through which graduates can communicate with their alma mater. www.ulaa.ul.ie

Volunteering

The President's Volunteer Award is designed to support students  take up volunteering opportunities and the President of the University will formally recognise students for their volunteering work.  Our vision for the University of Limerick is to provide an outstanding student experience,  to actively serve our communities and to contribute to the civil, social and cultural life of the Shannon Region and beyond.  Discover how volunteering can help to make a difference in your own life and in your community. Learn More about the Presidents Volunteer Award

Environment

University of Limerick Environmental Committee - Promoting environmental awareness among the Campus Community

ULEnviroCom is a group of faculty, staff and students that advises the president on environmental issues and promotes environmental awareness in the University of Limerick campus community. The committee is responsible for proposing the adoption and implementation of environmental policies and also for evaluating this implementation. This is with a view to encouraging conscientious environmental management and facilitating mitigation of the university’s environmental impact.

Evening Courses - "joy of learning"

The Department of Life Long Learning offer many evening courses to the community - more information

AccessCampus - Homework Club

We in the University of Limerick are very pleased to continue our involvement in the wider community of Limerick and its environs through our AccessCampus and its homework club. Originally conceived and implemented by previous Presidents of the University of Limerick it continues in its quest to make the University accessible to all parts of society through supporting "fun to learn" initiatives.

The Homework Club provides a basis for the reinforcement of learning at school with the added bonus of seeing the practical applications of the knowledge gained through interaction with professionals. Our Access programme at the University of Limerick has grown steadily from an intake of 52 students in 2002/03 to 98 students in 2005/06 availing of the access route to undergraduate programmes, while in the current year we now have Access graduates availing of post-graduate studies.

It is initiatives such as the homework club that allow students the confidence, knowledge and opportunity to grasp the Access opportunities that exist. We, through our programmes, demonstrate our ongoing commitment to Access initiatives such as the Homework Club and we look forward to welcoming many more students to the programme at the University of Limerick.  More Information at www.ledp.ie or view brochure