Getting Started

Wishing you a warm welcome to the new Academic Year 2023/24 here at the University of Limerick. Most postgraduate programmes will begin on Monday 11th September 2023 unless advised alternatively by your faculty. The side menu bar and the tiles below will provide you with more information to support your introduction to learning at UL. 

Of particular importance, please note the:

  • 'Before You Arrive' requirements which outlines the Admin Setup Tasks you will need to complete in order to access our University systems. 
  • Our Orientation / Online Induction Schedules for preparation elements that take place prior to the commencement of your studies.
  • On this page you can also browse some Welcome Videos, Additional Useful Information, and the Virtual Campus Tour. 

Induction to your Programme of Study

UL's has a new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) from September known as Brightspace. Note that you will have access to Brightspace by the day after you complete your Admin Setup Tasks and you are encouraged to log on to familiarise yourself with the new platform and wealth of supports associated with using it. Your faculty may also contact you about any Induction activities through your new UL student email so once set up, you should monitor your email closely also.

Programme Induction generally comprises of a suite of activities that will provide you with important programme information and will give you exposure to the virtual learning platform. This will enable you to familiarise yourself with the general layout, navigation, structure and underlying interaction mechanisms, without having to worry about academic performance during this period. Furthermore, it is an opportunity for you to meet fellow peers and UL faculty and start the socialisation process. Programme induction will highlight the significant support structures and resources available to you as a UL Graduate and Professional Studies student. 

Please navigate to the additional pages in this section using the side menu bar or tiles below. 


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