Retired Members of Staff - Keeping in touch

Cyber security is an ever-increasing risk for institutions such as UL with a significant threat posed by a variety of sophisticated ‘hackers’. On the basis of serious audit and risk issues identified, access to the email address and relevant systems will no longer continue after Retirement.

We want to ensure that retired members of staff continue to receive University updates of interest, to maintain important and meaningful links with the wider University of Limerick community.  Indeed, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University of Limerick this year, we are more keen than ever to remain in contact and are appreciative of the valuable contributions many of our retired members of staff continue to make to the institution. 

To this end, our new communication tool UL Connect is a web-based platform that replaces email as the primary method of communication for most of our campus community messages and updates.  Events, job advertisements, opinions, items for sale, bereavement notices, and so on are now all published via this platform and we want our retired members of staff, who are valued members of our community, to receive and interact with these notifications.

If you wish to access UL Connect, please advise us of your preferred new email address by completing and returning the attached Communications Consent Form. Doing so gives UL permission to contact you and allows us to set you up on the UL Connect platform.

Please note: External users (any emails that are not current UL staff addresses) should use the following URL to log in to UL Connect: If you have forgotten your password please click the "Forgot Password?" button. Here you will be prompted to input the email address associated with your UL Connect account. If the email address inputted matches up with an active external users account you will be sent password reset instructions to their inbox and can follow the steps from the email to reset.

Retired members of staff will no longer have access to their email following retirement.

NOTE: The temporary account will expire on June 1, 2023, so all retired members of staff must ensure that they have transitioned to an existing or new personal email account before this date.

Information on how to set up an alternative email account not hosted by UL is provided in the same instruction guide as above. 

Where an exceptional business need is approved, a request to retain your email address can be made by downloading the email retention application form below and obtaining all appropriate sign-offs.

Any queries in relation to the above should be answered in our FAQ.

If you require temporary access (14 days) to your UL email account to retrieve specific personal information, please complete and return this form

We hope this information is of assistance and look forward to keeping in touch.

Email Retention Application Form (12 months)

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