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Top 10 Reasons to Choose UL

Here are a few of the reasons why our university is the right choice for thousands of students seeking a real-world, career-focused education.

Our Students Get Jobs
"The employment rate of UL graduates, one year after graduation, is 18% higher than the corresponding figure for the other 6 universities combined." UL graduates have claimed titles such as 'Journalist of the Year' and 'Graduate Employee of the Year'. Our alumni are among the most influential thinkers, business leaders, artists, scientists, engineers and teachers in Ireland and throughout the world. Our graduates have found employment with Google, Intel, Boeing, TV3 and the IRFU (Irish Rugby Football Union). www.ul.ie/careers
Paid Work Experience
"Co-op" facilitates the career development of UL students as an integral part of their academic programme. This paid work placement enables you to "hit the ground running" and gives you a great platform when making the transition from college to the workplace. www.ul.ie/coop
Ireland’s Sporting Campus
Sport is synonymous with the very fabric of Limerick. Limerick is home to Munster Rugby. Here at UL, our multi-purpose University Arena boasts a top class indoor sport facility and the National 50 metre pool. There are 40 acres of outdoor pitches' and 4 all-weather 3G synthetic pitches. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or just a fan' there’s always something to get involved in' at Ireland's Sporting Campus. www.ulsport.ie
UL Supports You
UL is more than a university - it's your home as you embark on a journey of discovery. Find out about our student support services such as the advisor system and a confidential student counselling centre. We have one-on-one learning centres in Languages, Maths, Science and IT to support to you in your learning of these subjects. At UL, you won't feel like a number, and you'll find it easy to fit in and play your part in our campus community. www.ul.ie/access
First Seven Weeks Programme
Our student retention rate is 9% higher than the majority of other higher education institutions in Ireland*. We want to acknowledge your transition from school to university. The "first seven weeks" is an initiative at the University of Limerick designed to provide strong, targeted support to you during the very early weeks of your time as a UL student. Successful early adjustment to college life is linked to subsequent success. We want to let you know we care and are interested in your successful adjustment. https://www.facebook.com/first7weeks* Source: HEA report, October 2010
Your Money Goes Further at UL
Due to our location, the costs of living and socialising in Limerick are arguably lower than in many other parts of the country. We provide a wide choice of accommodation, either on campus or within easy reach of the University. You can easily walk to college from where you live. Come and visit during Open Days and see for yourself! www.ul.ie/opendays
We Want You To Get A Better Job With Better Pay
UL continues to respond to the needs of industry and the interests of our students by adding new academic programmes. As the job market evolves, UL will continue to develop programmes in the most in-demand areas. We can offer you the most direct route towards achieving your qualification. A UL degree can take you anywhere you want to go. www.ul.ie/courses
Our Staff Want to Help You
All our programmes are taught exclusively by experienced academic staff and many have been awarded prizes for Excellence in Teaching. They have published in the top journals in their field and written several textbooks. Here at UL, our staff encourage creative thinking to put you ahead of the curve and prepare you to become the leaders of tomorrow.
The UL Experience
Fantastic amenities, student organisations, campus events, live bands, DJs, comedians, sports facilities, good food and friends... so many reasons to love life at UL! Remember there is life outside the lecture theatre. With almost 60 clubs and societies, there are sure to be one or two which are just right for you. www.ulsu.ie/clubssocs
On-campus Accommodation
UL provides more on-campus accommodation than any other university in Ireland. We have 5 purpose-built student villages providing 2400 rooms on campus. There’s a friendly atmosphere throughout UL with so many students living on campus. Each student has his/her own room ensuite in a modern 6-bedroom apartment. All apartments are equipped with cable TV and each room has high speed internet access included in fees. The locations of all 5 villages are excellent and close to all bars, shops, restaurants and banks. www.ul.ie/campuslife