Home of Firsts

From a little spark may burst a mighty flame - Dante

A University of ‘ Firsts’, UL prides itself on being ahead of many of Ireland’s third level institutions in securing unique education and training facilities for all students.



First for Cooperative Education

UL was the first university in Ireland to place students in industry for work experience under the Cooperative Education (Co-Op) programme.

First for Graduate Employment

Our graduate employment rates are consistently higher than the HEA national average figure for all other Irish universities.               

First Library ARC in Ireland

The Glucksman Library is one of the largest campus libraries in Ireland and the most digitally advanced in the world.                               

First for Disability Supports

UL’s Disability Support Services Educational Assistive Technology Centre (EATC) is a unique, purpose-built accessible assistive technology lab.

First Seven Weeks at UL

The first programme of its kind in Ireland, designed to help new students to settle into university life with ease.                            

First Academic Flight Simulator

We are the home to Ireland's first, and only, academic Flight Simulator.                                                                                                          

First for Teacher Graduates

The School of Education at UL is one of the largest suppliers of teachers in Ireland. As a graduate of LM097, you will be amongst the first teachers qualified to teach Computer Science in Ireland.

First for Sport

UL Sport built Ireland's first Olympic-standard 50m Pool and  25m Diving Pool with Olympic standard springboard facilities.

Open Days 2019

Experience the Home of Firsts on the 17th & 18th October 2019.