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 @ul.ie 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.
Retired members of staff will no longer have access to their email@example.com email account from 30 June 2022.
We fully appreciate that some retired members of staff use this email as their sole email address. To aid in the transition, and supported by ITD, a new temporary @retiree.ul.ie mailbox has been set up for you.
Instructions on how to log into this account for the first time can be found here. From 30 June 2022, emails sent to your @ul.ie mailbox will be automatically redirected to your new @retiree.ul.ie mailbox, where you can also access emails sent directly to your @retiree.ul.ie address.
The purpose of this temporary account is to allow you time to set up a personal email account, e.g., Gmail, Outlook, iCloud Mail etc. and remove any dependency (household utility bills etc.) on your @ul.ie email address.
NOTE: The temporary @retiree.ul.ie 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. Note that for security and data protection reasons, emails sent to your @ul.ie mailbox after 30 June 2022, cannot be directed to an external personal email account.
Where an exceptional business need is approved, a request to retain your @ul.ie email address can be made by downloading this form and obtaining all appropriate sign-offs.
Any queries in relation to the above should be answered in our FAQ.
We hope this information is of assistance and look forward to keeping in touch.