September 2022

The Gender Identity and Gender Expression Policy can be found on the UL Policy Hub here

Click here to view the Gender Identity and Gender Expression Policy Booklet.

One-hour training sessions on the ABC’s of LGBTQ+ took place on the following dates in September 2022:

  • 13 Sep, 11:00 - 12:00
  • 14 Sep, 11:00 - 12:00
  • 14 Sep, 16:00 - 17:00
  • 15 Sep, 11:00 - 12:00

The training was delivered by ShoutOut, who are a registered charity, harnessing education promoting inclusion and equality for the LGBTQ+ community. They empower LGBTQ+ people and work to build networks of informed allies who work alongside the LGBTQ+ community, to ensure their rights are protected. They do this by developing educational programmes on LGBTQ+ issues and deliver them to school students, teachers, youth workers, parents and guardians, higher education institutions and workplaces.

Since 2012 they have been delivering workshops in secondary schools across the island of Ireland which tackle LGBTQ+ bullying, and have completed over 2,240 student workshops connecting with over 67,000 students! They use our on-the-ground experience of speaking with young people to inform all of our training modules.

Click on the ABC's of LGBTQ+ link below to view the slides from this training.

ShoutOut's Terminology Guide

Click here to view this guide. 

ShoutOut's Pronouns Guide

Click here to view this guide

LGBTI Ireland Report

Click here to view this report


9th September 2022

The Office of Human Rights, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and UL Student Life collaboratively commissioned an art piece from artist and UL Masters student, Alec Baker, in celebration of Limerick Pride Week 2022. This painting was unveiled on Friday, 9 September 2022. We are delighted to have worked with Alec on this initiative, which promotes equality for all members of the LGBTQI+ community. Alec’s painting can be found in the Student Centre and symbolises inclusivity across the University of Limerick. 

11th April 2021

UL Communities Officer Chelsea Joyce talked with William Keohane, a transgender man studying in UL. The two discussed the new UL Gender Recognition and Identity Policy which is currently being developed. William discussed what transitioning was like for him. He talks about his experience with the university for changing defining records such as student email name and parchment details. The two discuss the benefit of the new policy for future transgender students, they also talk about the importance of inclusivity both on an off campus. Click here to listen on The Student Life Podcast.