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First for Graduate Employment

UL is ranked in the Top 200 Global Universities for Graduate Employability (source: QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022)

First for Facilities

Our latest First, the new UL Climbing Wall is the highest in Ireland.

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 for Sport

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

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 Business

UL’s Kemmy Business School is in the top 1% of business schools worldwide, after securing the “triple crown” of accreditation (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA).

First for Access

HEAR and DARE entry routes at UL have exceeded all national targets for underrepresented groups in the last 3 years (Source: IUA, Nov 2020)

First for Disability Supports

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

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 Academic Flight Simulator

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

First for Supported Learning

With dedicated staff for our first-year students, UL will support you to succeed.

First for Teacher Graduates

UL's School of Education is the largest post-primary teacher education provider in the state. University of Limerick is ranked 126-150 for Education programmes in the World University Rankings 2020.