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First seven weeks


The First Seven Weeks is an initiative at the University of Limerick designed to provide strong, enhanced and targeted support to students during the very early weeks of their time as UL students. Recognising that successful early adjustment is linked to subsequent success, we provide a range of information, target our resources, and interact with our new students in ways that make them know we care about them and are interested in their successful adjustment.


Each of the first seven weeks has its own theme, designed to focus students’ attention on various issues that we know are important for settling in and thriving as a higher education student.

In 2017 for the first time we are adding an additional 2 weeks to kick off the spring semester. We will have free workshops throughout week 1 and 2 and encourage you to pop in for one or more of these sessions to start your spring semester on the right track. Have a look at our schedule and more detailed outline for each session.

Recognition of Teaching Impact in the First Seven Weeks

As part of the First Seven Weeks initiative, we ask new students to identify the teacher who has had the most positive effect on their learning within those early weeks of their time at UL. 

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@americasstudies @UCDTL @ForumTL @CELTnuigalway @helenbeetham @Jisc Thanks for invitation, will definitely check out!