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My UL Story: What to Expect from a Postgrad in the Kemmy Business School (Emma Pembroke)

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Emma Pembroke is a University of Limerick graduate: she undertook a Bachelor of Business Studies, but it wasn't until she began her CoOp (a paid work placement organised for UL students by the university’s Cooperative Education and Careers Division), that she thought, “this isn't entirely for me. I want a more creative job, where I'd be doing something different every single day.”

For Emma, the Masters in Marketing, Consumption & Society in the Kemmy Business School was exactly that.

My UL story: What to expect from a Postgrad in Music and Dance

In recent years, Limerick has stepped up as a home to music, art, and film with the fledgling Fringe festival shaping the culture of the city.

It’s a bustling, edgy event that works because of the passion.

It’s that same passion that brings students, both national and international, to the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, a centre of academic and performance excellence housed at the University of Limerick.

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My UL story: What to expect from a Postgrad in Education and Health Sciences (Lizzie Kavanagh)

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At the University of Limerick, students come first – whether that's with student-led teaching in state-of-the-art classes and tutorial groups, or the university's award-winning Cooperative Education & Careers Division.

Indeed, for student Lizzie Kavanagh, it was this welcoming attitude and the myriad facilities that helped her choose UL on the back of an undergrad in DCU.

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My UL Story: What to expect from a Postgrad in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (Séan McKillen)

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“You’d never feel like you're on your own,” says Séan McKillen, a postgraduate student in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick. And his is not a unique experience.

Talk to any student and you'll hear stories of a tight-knit community and student support – from the Students' Union to career support in the form of guidance counselling, CV clinics and workshops. It's no wonder UL has one of the highest retention rates of all third-level institutions in Ireland, and consistently impressive employment rate among its graduates.

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How to write a successful postgrad application

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It’s been a long journey across your four years as an undergrad. You tried the different topics and modules and in your final year, you spent time deliberating your next step.

In today’s hyper-competitive jobs market, a postgraduate qualification is a big advantage for climbing the career ladder – and it will give you the chance to gain expertise in a subject you love.

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How the right postgrad in Science & Engineering can transform your career

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Ireland used to be the land of saints and scholars; now it’s the land of scientists, tech start-ups and multinationals. The country is a hub for science research and thriving tech-based industries, like medical devices. IT is also growing rapidly and crying out for graduates.

If you are looking for a course with exciting career prospects, you can hardly do better than science and engineering. Read on for five key reasons to consider a postgraduate degree in Science and Engineering.

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5 steps to finding the perfect postgraduate degree

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“The higher your standard of education, the more chance you have of getting a job and of being paid well in it.”

This quote, from an Irish Times article, has been supported by many different education bodies.

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5 reasons a postgrad is the best self-investment you could make

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Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg are often rolled out as examples of why college isn’t a necessity for success, but they are outliers – especially in a hyper-competitive jobs market.

A postgrad degree gives students the chance to further their learning, but also to distinguish themselves from their peers, and to set a solid foundation for professional growth. It’s a think-tank for serious students to cultivate real experiences and deeper learning in their chosen field.