Céad Míle Fáilte! (A Hundred-Thousand Welcomes!)

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the University of Limerick, Ireland’s most innovative and dynamic University. 

To ensure that your transition from home to UL is a smooth one, the UL Global team has put in place extensive support structures, details of which you can find on this page. 

Here at UL Global, we look forward to getting to know your during your time at UL and we wish you every success for your time here. 

Getting set up

Students who have accepted their offer will have received an email prior to your arrival outlining the following tasks which need to be completed prior to commencing your studies:

  1. Activate your UL Student Account and Register for Self-Service Password Reset
  2. Complete the online Finance task
  3. Enrol online on your course
  4. Complete Enrolment at Orientation

You can find more information on completing these tasks here.

To activate your UL Student Account you must: Change your Initial Password and Register for the Self-Service Password Reset. 

Once your UL Student Account has been activated you will have access to the Student Administration Portal and a range of computer resources both on and off campus.

Once you are logged into your Student Portal, you can access the online finance task (Step 3) and enrolment (Step 4). 

During Orientation it will be verified that you have completed the online course enrolment and the online finance task. 

To log into the Student Portal: 

  • Log into to your Student Portal using the this link
  • Enter your Student ID Number in the ID/Username field
  • Enter your UL Student Account Password in the PIN/Password field.

All international students are required to complete an online Emergency Contact Form.  We need to have the details of who to contact in the unlikely event of an emergency.

The online emergency contact form will be sent to incoming students prior to the beginning of the semester. 

Every current student will have a student email account. All academic-related correspondence will take place via this email account, so it is very important that you monitor it regularly. 

This is a hosted email service (Microsoft Office 365) provided by the University of Limerick in collaboration with Microsoft. 

After the initial steps for enrolment are completed, students will have access to the student email system (Office 365 provided by Microsoft). Please note, your UL Student Email Account can take up to 36 hours to be created after Activation. For details on how to login see here.

To access your email, click on "My Mail" link in portal (from a computer on campus) or go to www.ul.ie/studentmail

The format of your Email address is IDNumber@studentmail.ul.ie (eg. 1712345@studentmail.ul.ie)

For security reasons you will not be able to access your email if you have not updated your initial password (your date of birth).

The class timetable is made available at www.timetable.ul.ie two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.

 

Sulis is UL’s Learning Management Platform. Here, you will find information and resources related to your assigned modules. This includes lecture notes, quizzes and other useful resources.

You can log into Sulis using your Student ID Number and Computer Account Password at Sulis.ul.ie

In order to register for your student ID card, you will need to complete the following steps;

  1. Confirm your CONTACT ADDRESS in the Student Portal https://si.ul.ie. This is the address your student ID card will be posted to. 
  2. International students are recommended to use an Irish address where possible.
  3. Upload a photo for your student ID card at https://ul.ie/studentid. You will need your UL email address and password to access this service.

You can print, copy and scan documents using any Multi-Function Printer (MFP) located throughout campus. Both B&W and colour options are available. You can log onto any MFP throughout campus by placing your student ID card on the reader. 

Print credit can be purchased online here or in the Print Room, located at E1-005 in the University Main Building.

The Print IT team also offer binding services for documents. 

More information on student printing services can be found here.

There is WiFi available throughout campus. Students can connect personal devices to the eduroam network. For initial connection please connect to setup_eduroam and follow the on-screen instructions. 

Please see here for further information on getting connected to the Wireless Network. 

Once you receive your Student ID Card, you will be able to access UL’s Glucksman Library. Here you can use study spaces, borrow books and access printing facilities. Masks are still mandatory in the library (including Group Study rooms) and must be worn for the duration of your visit

More information can be found here

See the ITD webpage for more info and guides on Student Computing Servives

Life in Limerick and Practical Information

You can set up an Irish bank account after you have registered at UL. There are a number of banks in the Castletroy area including Bank of Ireland, Allied Irish Bank and Permanent TSB. Banking for students is free. You will need to provide your passport and a letter indicating your Limerick address when you open the account. Some banks may require other documentation. 

Alternatively, you can open a digital current account remotely using  Revolut or Money Jar.  

Disclaimer: The University of Limerick is not endorsing any particular provider and there is no partnership arrangements in place. UL will provide students with a list of banks and the services available only. 

There are a number of food delivery services here in Ireland: 

JustEat 

Deliveroo 

UberEats 

There is a Spar shop on campus (located in the Student Centre, number 16 on the Campus map) and another directly across from the main entrance of the university.  

There are a number of grocery stores located within walking distance of the UL campus, including:  

You can also avail of local grocery delivery services:  

Limerick also has a number of international food shops, which are popular among international students: 

  • Cheong Heng Hong Oriental Supermarket, 97 Henry Street 

  • Carnival Asia Store, 15 Upper William Street 

  • India Foods, 2 High Street 

  • East End Foods, 2 Upper Gerald Griffin Street 

  • Global Foods, 17 Davis Street 

  • Yong Xing Supermarket, 39 Roches Street 

There are a number of pharmacies in the Castletroy area which are within walking distance of UL: 

Castletroy Pharmacy 

• University Court, Castletroy, Limerick 

• Ph: +353 61 333030 

• Email: pharmacy@castletroypharmacy.ie 

Castletroy Park Pharmacy 

• Unit 5, Castletroy Park Business Centre, Plassey Road, Castletroy, Limerick 

• Ph: +353 61 201010 

Lloyd’s Pharmacy 

• Castletroy Town Centre, Castletroy, Limerick 

• Ph: +353 61 339454 

There are several mobile telecommunication providers in Ireland which have stores in Limerick, including:  

SIM cards can be ordered online directly from your preferred network provider, and you can request it to be posted to your accommodation address.  

If you plan on getting an Irish SIM card, be sure to check that your phone is unlocked. Some students prefer to buy a new phone when they arrive in Ireland 

Orientation will commence on Tuesday 30th August and the 2022/23 Autumn semester begins on Monday 5th September. Further details regarding Orientation Week events will be confirmed in due course.

New Undergraduate students will commence their studies slightly later this year. Please monitor your emails for regular updates.

There are plenty of places to eat on campus ranging from large self-service restaurants offering good value hot food to trendy cafés offering gourmet sandwiches, great cakes, speciality coffees and juices. 

Click here for more information on restaurants and cafés on campus. 

There are also plenty of cafés and restaurants within walking distance of UL: 

La Cucina 

No13 The Factory 

Jumbo Chinese 

Coqbull 

Hook and Ladder 

Bella Italia 

Lana 

Delish 

A Personal Public Service (PPS) Number is a unique reference number that helps you access social welfare benefits, public services and information in Ireland. 

You can apply for a PPS number online here

In order to get a PPS Number, you must provide evidence of 

  • your identity (current passport) 

  • why you need a PPS Number 

  • your address 

Current UL students can apply for a PPS application letter using the online letter request portal

More information on applying for a PPS number can be found online here

Bus Services 

Frequent local and regional buses serve the University of Limerick. 

There are frequent services connecting Limerick City Centre with UL, including the 304, 304A and 308. Tickets can be purchased using cash or else you can use your student Leap Card. 

The main bus stop in UL is located at the Stables Club (Student Centre, number 16 on the campus map). There are also bus stops located at the UL main entrance, along the main avenue and at the East Gate. 

Click here for a map of Limerick City bus services. 

There are also several regional services which operate on campus. Daily services operate from the Main UL Bus Stop at the Stables. 

The following bus services operate frequent daily services in UL: 

BusEireann 

Dublin Coach 

JJ Kavanagh 

Student Leap Card 

A TFI Leap Card is a prepaid travel card that is the easiest way to pay your fare on public transport around Ireland. 

With a Student Leap card, you can get a 50% reduction on your fare, as well as a host of exclusive discounts and offers from leading brands.     

You can apply for a Student Leap Card online. You will be asked to complete a short application form, upload a passport-like photo and pay for your card. You will then be given a short code which you can bring to UL Student Life (located in the Student Centre, number 16 on the campus map) along with your Student ID card to prove your student status. 

Click here for more information or to apply for a Student Leap Card. 

Transport for Ireland App 

The Irish National Journey Planner App lets you see all the public transport options and helps you plan your journey times more accurately. 

It covers bus, rail, tram, taxis and ferries – 120 operators in total including both public and private operators.  The planner provides fully mapped-out route information, printable timetables and details of overall journey times. 

Click here for more information. 

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