The UL Chaplaincy works to meet the many and varied religious needs of a global university campus. It recognises that life at UL is a dynamic, ever-changing experience, which brings all kinds of new opportunities and challenges to students. The chaplains offer a welcoming space and supportive presence to students and staff. They promote an open and caring environment where diversity is respected. The key activities of the UL Chaplaincy team falls into 3 categories
The Chaplaincy operates from its office CM071 in the main building (where a waiting room is shared with Counselling), a Chaplaincy Centre 'Teach Fáilte' (beside the bookshop) and the Contemplative Centre (opposite the SU)
The Counselling Service is a professional psychological service available to students to assist them on their progress through University life, with all of its incumbent stresses and strains.
Many personal decisions are made and problems solved though discussions with friends or family, a College Tutor or Director of Studies or a nurse, GP or chaplain. However, there are times when it may be right to seek help away from the familiar daily environment.
Our service has a team of professionally trained and widely experienced male and female psychotherapists, counsellors and a clinical psychologist, who are used to helping people from many different backgrounds and cultures and with a wide range of personal issues.
The Disability Support Services team are here to guide and support you through your academic journey. We have a wide range of supports to ensure you are given every opportunity to succeed with your studies. Our main focus is you the student. We hope to support you in developing the skills to become an independent competent learner. Disability Support Services supports students registered on undergraduate and post graduate programmes of study.
The Student Health Centre is located in block C, level M (room CM061) in the main building and provides a service for University of Limerick registered students only.
The Student Health Centre Reception/Administration Office opening hours are Monday to Thursday 09:00:-12:30 and 14:00-16:30 and Friday 09:00-12:30.
Appointments can be made by either telephoning or by calling in to the Student Health Centre Administration Office.
Academic Literacies for International Students
Two three-credit modules were approved are now available for any programme across the university with international students for whom English is a second language. The modules are hosted by the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics.
This module aims to:
• Equip international students with the linguistic skills necessary to succeed in UL
• Enable international students to become critical thinkers and researchers
• Equip international students with the written and oral communication skills necessary to participate effectively in the academic community
• Equip international students with a repertoire of linguistic features to participate effectively in the academic community
• Encourage students to become autonomous/independent learners
• Enhance the learning experience of students
This module will focus in particular on academic writing for international students. This will include a focus on paragraph organisation (paragraph structure; development of ideas; cohesion and coherence); paraphrasing; forming and articulating arguments and discussion (discussion vocabulary; counter-arguments; the language of discussion), academic style; and academic vocabulary.
Module Assessment: Pass/Fail
On completion students will be awarded 3 credits each semester.
Campus sites are busy places with large numbers of people going about their daily routines. They form a concentration of a vast range of people, ranging from resident work force, visitors, etc., to the students themselves. UL has 24 hour security and we pride ourselves on our secure campus. For your safety, and the safety of others, please read our Safety on Campus booklet which covers the following topics.
- Your Personal Safety
- Security of Your Accommodation
- Security of Your Vehicle
- Road Safety
- Anti-Social Behaviour
- Intercultural Ireland
- Gay, Lesbian and Transgender
- Drug Awareness
- Contacting the Gardai (Police)
- UL & Limerick Emergency Contact Numbers
UL STudent Life is the representative body for 15,500 UL students. Students automatically become members of the Union upon enrolment, and from that day on the three sabbatical officers (President, Welfare, Academic Officers) as well as the part-time members of the Union's Executive Committee, do their best to represent and help you with any problems you may have during your time in college. UL Student Life represents you both within and without the University, as well as providing you with services such as a fortnightly newspaper, welfare and academic advice, a common room, a games room, clubs and societies and much more.