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Physical and mental well-being

Staying well, both physically and mentally, is a critical part of successful student life. While it might be more challenging than usual now for some of you, now is the time to reach out for support. We have support available for all  international students – no matter where they are. On this page, you will find resources which are desgined to help you with your mental health and physical health during these unprecedented times.

Crisis Support 

If students require immediate/crisis support, they should take note of the following services:

Should a student feel at risk/suicidal and do not feel that they can keep themselves safe, they need to contact the crisis liaison mental health team at the University Hospital Limerick (061 301111)/their local hospital, or their GP immediately.

Minding your Mental Health


The Health Service Executive provide lots of detailed information on Mental Health and COVID-19, including helpful tips for protecting your mental health as well as plenty of resources which you can avail of should you feel the need. 

Check it out here

Additionally, the HSE have recently made available a freely accessible, video-based mental wellbeing programme called Minding Your Wellbeing.

This evidence-based programme provides a unique opportunity for people to learn more about mindfulness, gratitude, self-care and resilience.

Check it out here


Making mindfulness a daily routine can help fight the stress that student life brings. It gives opportunities to relieve pressure, improve memory, and focus.

 Why not try out some free Mindfulness apps

  • Headspace
  • CalmAura
  • Stop, Breathe & Think
  • Insight Time


The UL Counselling Service website has some great self-help resources for managing your mental health

See more

Keeping Active


Whether it's a podcast on History or Sport, Music or Film, or even a funny comedy, the The Irish Times have put together a list of the 50 best podcasts to listen to right now:

Check them out here!

UL Global Spotify

Need motivation to study or workout? Want to learn more about Irish music? Head to our new Spotify profile to listen!

Our playlist 'Hit the Books' has been created by International students to keep you motivated - check it out now.

UL Student Life created a virtual 'Get Away Zone' to help students relax and forget about the news and study 

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Bringing the world to you!

With arts and exhibits dating back to the Neolithic Period, The Hunt Museum is a must-see for visitors to Limerick.

Take a Virtual Tour of Limerick's Hunt Museum

Home to Munster Rugby, a trip to Thomond Park is a favourite among UL International Students each semester. 

Take a Virtual Tour

Aras an Uachtarain is the official residence of the President of Ireland (Uachtarán na hÉireann).

Take a virtual tour! 

Come and explore Dublin’s number one visitor attraction, providing an unforgettable welcome and a magical journey deep into the heart of the world famous Guinness.

Take a virtual tour of The Guinness Storehouse 

Visit the animals at Dublin zoo from wherever you are in the world.

Take a Virtual Tour

Go further a field and soak up the culture in the Louvre Museum.

Take a Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the British Museum

Take a virtual tour of the Rijksmuseum

Take a virtual tour of the Musée d’Orsay


Take a virtual tour of the Uffizi Gallery

Take a virtual tour of the Picasso Museum

Take a virtual tour of some of the world's most famous landmarks

Take a virtual tour of The Vatican

Take a virtual tour of Walt Disney World