A Unique Campus
The University of Limerick is located on an extensive, green, modern campus that spans both sides of the River Shannon. UL offers outstanding student facilities including five student residential villages, the Glucksman Library, the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the Kemmy Business School and purpose-built research centres such as the Materials and Surface Science Institute and the Engineering Research Building.
The University is five kilometres from Limerick city. With a population of 90,000, Limerick is a growing, modern city with a compact and friendly centre. The city is well serviced by a bus and train network and is a 20-minute drive from Shannon International Airport. From sporting and cultural events to nightlife and restaurants, Limerick is an affordable city with something to offer every student.
The University campus community comprises staff and students from all over the world, and our undergraduate and postgraduate communities include students from 65 countries. UL has established links with over 200 universities worldwide and hosts over 650 students on Erasmus and Study Abroad programmes each year. With 2,500 students living on campus, a tailored orientation programme for international students and over 60 clubs and societies to choose from, it’s easy to get involved in the campus community.
A Sporting Campus
Sport is an essential part of life on campus. Students can take advantage of our state-of-the-art sports facilities at the University Arena, the Outdoor Activity Centre and the University Boathouse. Facilities include the national 50-metre swimming pool, sprint track, suspended jogging track, indoor courts, cardio fitness centre, astroturf, powered rowing tank, 400-metre track and playing fields. There are over 36 sports clubs on campus, and the University Arena offers a packed schedule of fitness classes.
A wide range of support services are provided by the University to enhance your student experience. These vary from student personnel services to specific learning support units. The Student Affairs Division offers various services to all UL students, including arts, chaplaincy/multi-faith services, childcare, counselling, disability support, financial aid, health services, services for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) students, student registration, records and graduation. For more information, visit the Student Affairs website.
The International Education Division (IED) offers a comprehensive support structure for international students. We provide advice on immigration procedures, working in Ireland, travel, information on Irish culture, local customs and social behaviour. International students meet regularly with IED staff to discuss issues concerning living and studying in Ireland. An extensive orientation programme is delivered prior to the first week of classes. The programme gives students an opportunity to meet staff and other students, to receive information on courses and studying at UL and to become familiar with the campus facilities.
The University of Limerick Students’ Union (ULSU) is based in the Student Centre and represents the student body. ULSU provides a range of services including a newspaper, monthly magazine, shop, graphics, welfare and academic advice and nitelink service. For more information, visit the Students’ Union website or join the ULSU facebook page.
Clubs and Societies
There are over 60 campus-based clubs and societies, and membership is open to all students. Joining a club or society is one of the best ways to ensure you make the most of your time at UL and to meet other students. Because many clubs and societies organise subsidised trips at weekends, it’s also a great way to see the country. Sports clubs range from archery to windsurfing and societies from debating to the International Society. For more information, visit the Clubs and Societies website.