UL Ranked number 1 in Ireland by International Student Survey

Tuesday, 15th May 2012 Tags: University of Limerick, UL, International Education, Josephine Page, i-Graduate, The International Student Barometer™,

The University of Limerick has achieved multiple firsts in a recent International Student Survey. The survey which involved over 5000 International students currently studying across the seven Irish Universities voted UL as the number one University in providing the Best Student Experience, Best Student Support and Warmest Welcome in Ireland.

The International Student Barometer™ survey was undertaken by independent research group i-Graduate and involved 238 institutions worldwide including the seven Irish universities.Across the four surveyed categories of ‘Living’, ‘Support’, ‘Arrival’ and ‘Learning’, UL was voted as having the best overall Living Experience in Ireland and the 5th in the world.

UL further excelled by being voted the most supportive University for International students who voted the Support Services as being the best in Ireland. UL was additionally deemed to have the ‘Best Multi-Cultural Teaching Experience’ in Ireland by the students surveyed.

Josephine Page, Director, International Education, UL said; “Overall, the satisfaction ratings of the International students studying at the University of Limerick were outstanding.” 

UL also scored first out of 238 institutions world-wide in the categories of ‘Social Activities’, ‘Opportunities to experience Irish Culture’, ‘Social Facilities’, ‘Accommodation Office’, ‘Clubs & Societies’. The following UL supports were also highlighted for exceptional merit;   International Office, Learning Support, Language Support, Learning Spaces, IT Support and Catering.

Vice President Academic & Registrar, Professor Paul McCutcheon welcomed the results; “The results of this research echo the feedback from our students through our satisfaction surveys. In the past year alone, UL has been voted Ireland’s most popular university while our graduate employability record continues to be ahead of the national average.”

Independent research group, i-Graduate are partners with 1,300 of the world’s leading universities, colleges and schools, plus governments and government agencies, across 24 countries.