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Thinking of studying at UL? The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) at the University of Limerick runs a series of events, visits and competitions for secondary school students. These events are designed to give prospective students a taste of the UL experience.

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The Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences also offers virtual & in-person school talks on our suite of programmes. If you are a guidance counsellor/teacher interested in booking a talk, please fill in this form to register.


Upcoming Events

Each semester, we offer live events and talks on a wide variety of our courses and subject areas so keep an eye on this page to find out more about our schedule for the 2021/22 academic year. 


LM002 Bachelor of Arts Taster (Virtual Event) - Wednesday 27th October (Mid-Term Break)

We would like to invite prospective students with an interest in LM002 Bachelor of Arts to a virtual Arts Taster. Our Bachelor of Arts programme gives students the opportunity to study subjects they love and the flexibility to explore new interests. This event will be really helpful for 5th Years, 6th Years, QQI & mature students. Those who attend will have the opportunity to sample taster lectures, explore the structure of the programme and learn why our students and graduates benefit from studying a broad arts degree. Attendees can also ask questions in a live Q&A session with current students and support staff.  It is recommended that attendees set aside at least 1.5 hours to sample lectures and attend live events. 

Registration now open


Journalism Taster, 12pm, Thursday 28th October (Virtual Event, Mid-Term Break)

We invite prospective students with an interest in Journalism, PR or Digital media to join current students & lecturers for a virtual taster session covering LM039 BA Journalism & Digital Communication. Attendees will learn about the dedicated facilities, hands-on projects and structure of our journalism course and will also get information on the varied career opportunities available to our graduates in the area of journalism and beyond.

Registration Now Open


Professional Opportunities Available to European Studies Graduates (Virtual Event)-  5pm, Wednesday 10th November, 2021.

This live event on MS Teams will give attendees the chance to learn more about the amazing career opportunities available to graduates of LM040 BA European Studies. Course Director, Dr. Sorcha de Brún will be joined by graduates and current students of the programme who will explain how European Studies prepares graduates for careers both here and abroad. With a core European language (French, German or Spanish) and electives in areas such as Economics, Law, History, Irish, Politics, Additional Language, Marketing & Sociology, European Studies graduates have highly valued skills that are in demand from public and private sectors including large multinationals.  

We welcome all secondary school students particularly 6th year students as well as all mature and QQI/FETAC students. 

Registration Now Open 



AHSS TY Taster Day (Virtual Event) -  Tuesday 7th December
Our TY Taster held each semester is a chance for transition year students to sample virtual lectures from the degree programmes within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, meet current students and ask questions. It's a great way to explore possible areas of interest by dipping in and out of talks. 

Students will have the opportunity to sit in on virtual lectures and interact with two live Q&A sessions on the day. Groups can attend either in the morning of afternoon. The event is largely self-guided but we recommend setting aside 1-2 hours to sample the content. 

Individual Students/Guidance counsellors/TY Co-ordinators can register here


Past Events

Everything You Need to Know About the Study of Languages (Virtual Event) - 6pm, Monday 11th October 2021

This event is now over however we can forward a recording to those who complete the form below. 

Our webinar was aimed at those  who have a passion for other cultures and are interested in the study of a language or multiple languages at third level. During the course of this one-hour webinar, current students described their experience of studying languages. Attendees also heard from lecturers and course directors who outlined course structure, careers and why now is a great time to choose to study a language focusing on LM044 BA Applied Languages, LM091 Bachelor of Education in Languages & LM040 BA European Studies but information will be relevant to the study of languages on all UL undergraduate programmes.  

Complete this form to receive a recording of the event


Student Blog

Students can also read blogs by current UL AHSS students, outlining their own experiences of what it's like to live and study in UL. Our students talk about everything from choosing UL to making friends to their study abroad experiences.

Did you know?

97% of University of Limerick graduates are in employment or conducting further study.  The University of Limerick employment rate is 15% higher than the national average.