Study in University Of Limerick
Location: Limerick, Ireland
Total Students: 16000
Percentage of International Students: 29%
The university has four faculties:
- Kemmy Business School
- Faculty of Education and Health Sciences (including the Graduate Medical School)
- Faculty of Science and Engineering
- Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Two colleges are linked to the university: Mary Immaculate College and MIC, St. Patrick’s Campus, Thurles.
Kemmy Business School has four academic departments, which are Accounting & Finance, Economics, Management & Marketing, and Personnel & Employment Relations. The school’s courses include accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and risk management among other courses. The Kemmy Business School is the first European university to have a custom-designed campus trading floor, which uses the trading software Bloomberg Professional. Through the Kemmy school, students have the option of completing the Bloomberg certification. Named after the former mayor of Limerick, Jim Kemmy, the business school has both undergraduate and postgraduate courses on offer.
- Student Assistance Fund
- AccessCampus Online Study Club
- AccessCampus Leaving Certificate Online Study Club
- AccessCampus Junior Certificate Online Study Club
- Routes to 3rd Level
- Student Supports
- Community Initiatives
- School Activities
- Destination College
The university is ranked fourth in attracting students who attain over 500 points on the Leaving Certificate. It is the only college in Ireland to receive a maximum five stars for its sports facilities.
UL was ranked 471–480 worldwide in the 2011 QS World University Rankings and 71–80 for universities less than 50 years old. Its highest QS ranking (394) was reached in 2008, and its science and engineering faculty was ranked 364th worldwide.
It was the 2015 University of the Year in the Sunday Times’ Good University Guide because of the university’s record in graduate employability, improved academic performance, the €52-million Bernal Project and a strong record in research commercialisation. UL is Ireland’s only university to receive five stars for graduate employability and teaching in the 2011–12 QS reports. The school also received five stars for infrastructure, internationalisation, innovation and engagement.
- Jean Butler, former Riverdance choreographer and artist-in-residence at UL’s Irish World Academy
- Duncan Casey, rugby player for Grenoble, formerly of Munster
- Mike Casey, Limerick hurler
- Patrick Cassidy, composer and 2015 Oscar (long list) nominee
- Fiona Coghlan, rugby player, 2013 Women’s Grand Slam and Six Nations Championship winning captain, 2013 Irish Sportswoman of the Year
- Martin Comerford, Kilkenny hurler, Four time All-Star
- Ailish Considine, Australian rules footballer with the Adelaide Crows
- Pat Cox, Irish politician and former president of the European Parliament
- Patrick Cronin, Cork hurler
- Seán Cronin, Ireland and Leinster rugby player
- Jimmy Deenihan, TD, Government minister, Kerry Gaelic football player
- Colin Dunne, Dance choreographer, best known for his work on Riverdance
- Dermot Earley, Snr, former chief of staff of the Irish Defence Forces
- Seán Finn, Limerick hurler, 2019 All-Star
- Conor Fogarty, Kilkenny hurler
- Jason Forde, Tipperary hurler
- Breandán de Gallaí, Riverdance lead, principal dance instructor and external examiner for the university
- Anna Geary, Cork camogie player, television presenter, 2014 All-Ireland winning captain, Six time All-Star
- Nika Gilauri, former prime minister of Georgia (2009–2012)
- Gerard Hartmann, physical therapist
- Kyle Hayes, Limerick hurler, 2018 Young Hurler of the Year
- Billy Hedderman, former Irish Army officer
- Barry Heffernan, Tipperary hurler
- Gearóid Hegarty, Limerick hurler
- Liam Hennessy, exercise physiologist, coach and former athlete
- Séamus Hickey, Limerick hurler
- Joey Holden, Kilkenny hurler
- Tony Kelly, Clare hurler, 2013 Hurler of the Year
- Brian Lohan, Clare hurler, 1995 Hurler of the Year, Four time All-Star, Fitzgibbon Cupwinner with UL as player (1994) and manager (2015)
- Paul Maher, Tipperary hurler
- Larry McCarthy, 40th President of the GAA
- Mary Lou McDonald, president of Sinn Féin and TD for Dublin Central
- John McGrath, Tipperary hurler
- David McInerney, Clare hurler
- Seánie McMahon, Clare hurler, Three time All-Star
- Sinéad Millea, Kilkenny camogie player
- Jake Morris, Tipperary hurler
- Dan Morrissey, Limerick hurler
- Tom Morrissey, Limerick hurler
- Valerie Mulcahy, Cork Gaelic football player, soccer player, Six time All-Star
- Brian Mullins, Dublin Gaelic football player, Two time All-Star
- Richie Murray, Galway hurler
- Alan Murphy, Kilkenny hurler
- Gráinne Murphy, Irish Olympian
- Barry Nash, Limerick hurler
- Liam O’Brien, Steeplechase Olympian at the 1984 Olympics
- Seán O’Brien, Tipperary hurler
- Willie O’Dea, TD for Limerick City and former minister for defence
- Kieran O’Donnell, TD for Limerick City
- Jack O’Donoghue, Ireland and Munster rugby player
- William O’Donoghue, Limerick hurler
- Fiona O’Driscoll, Cork camogie and football player, 2002 Camogie Player of the Year
- Sean O’Grady, Five time Paralympic athlete
- Iarla Ó Lionáird, sean-nós singer and record producer
- Greg O’Shea, Ireland Sevens rugby player, winner of the fifth series of Love Island
- Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Irish musician and pianist
- Eddie O’Sullivan, former Ireland rugby coach
- David Parnas, Canadian software-engineering pioneer
- Ciara Peelo, sailor
- Andrew Quinn, Clare hurler
- Eoin Reddan, Ireland, Wasps, and Leinster rugby player
- Pat Ryan, Limerick hurler
- Diarmuid Scully, Former Mayor of Limerick
- Mike Sherry, Ireland and Munster rugby player
- Ray Silke, Galway Gaelic football player, 1998 All-Ireland winning captain
- Pat Spillane, GAA commentator and former Kerry Gaelic football player, Nine time All-Star
- Ronan Tynan, medical doctor and tenor
- Damien Varley, Ireland and Munster rugby player
- Pádraig Walsh, Kilkenny hurler
- Tony Ward, Ireland, British and Irish Lions, Munster and Leinster rugby player
Many housing districts near UL have a majority-student population, especially in the adjacent Castletroy area. In recent years, several large student apartment complexes have been built a 15-20-minute walk from UL with Section 50 tax incentives. Unlike most similar Irish higher education institutes, much housing is on-campus; there are five on-campus student villages, the newest opening in 2006.
The oldest is Plassey Village, opposite UL’s main gate. Accommodating 424 students in terraced houses with four or eight bedrooms and a kitchen-living area, it is primarily occupied by first-year students. Built from 1987 to 1992 in four phases, it has a village hall and many small gardens. During the summers of 2010 and 2011, the village’s residences were renovated.
Kilmurry Village, the second-oldest student village, is on the east of the campus. It accommodates 540 students in six- or eight-bedroom terraced houses. It is the closest village to the University Arena, which has an Olympic-standard 50-metre swimming pool. The village was built between 1994 and 1997 in two phases. Minor renovations were made during summer 2011, primarily to the kitchens.
Dromroe Village, completed in 2001, is on the south bank of the Shannon. The first high-rise building houses 457 students in six-, four- or two-bedroom ensuite apartments.
Thomond Village, which opened for the autumn 2004 semester, were the first university buildings on the north bank of the Shannon in County Clare. It has accommodation for 504 students in six-, four-, two- and one-bedroom apartments.
Cappavilla Village, the newest student village, opened in September 2006 on the North Bank near the new Health Sciences Building. An extension of Cappavilla opened in September 2007.
Many off-campus student accommodations vary in distance from the campus. Elm Park, College Court, Briarfield and Oaklawns are popular estates with many student residences. Troy Student Village and Courtyard Hall, privately managed student residences slightly further from the campus, are served by a shuttle bus.
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