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Experience in University of Limerick, Ireland by Calum

Generally, what is University of Limerick like?

University of Limerick is a hybrid campus, by which I mean it has some classic red brick style buildings combined with 21st century super modern style buildings. The campus is all contained in one area and has a small town vibe with all the students being in such close quarters. I feel it is a more relaxed atmosphere compared to Cork's UCC or Dublin's UCD and Trinity College.

What are the facilities like?

The facilities are of a very high standing. As I mentioned the buildings are a nice combination of classical and modern. There is some really nice lecture theatres. Extracurricular UL has some amazing sporting facilities, between an Olympic sized swimming pool, large gym, plentiful sport fields for all kinds of activities and a large indoor sport hall. It also has a school of music and dance for people with great interest in playing instruments or singing. Finally there is no shortage of places to eat and drink on campus with 5 restaurants.

What are the tutors like?

The tutors are usually PhD or Masters students, common with a lot of universities. They are very engaging and always happy to help students who require further assistance

Are the lessons easy in University of Limerick?

In my Course, which is a Joint Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics & International relations, I wouldn't describe the lessons as easy but if you attend the lectures and tutorials and are willing to put in the hours reading after class it is easily achievable to get good grades.

Does the University organise activities? If so, what are they like?

UL has one of the best assortment of Clubs & Societies in any University I've visited. There is over 80 for prospective and current students to choose from. It is hard to not find one that matches your interests. Also for International Students there is the International Society which merges Irish, Foreign and exchange students together to go on lots of excursions around Ireland's historic and culturally important areas e.g Connemara, Dublin St.Patrick's Day trip, Wicklow Mountains hike. Also on campus they hold events such as language night, book & film club and Friday Night is International Night in the campus bar The Stables

Do you think there is a good quality of teaching?

In my personal experience I find the quality of teaching to be high. Lectures tend to be very interactive and the instructors very personable. The material is challenging but interesting and lecturers are always willing to help students if they need further help understanding the work

Are there any stories you can share?

I made a tough decision to move away from home to come to UL, but it turned out being a good decision. The student population are very welcoming and friendly. This combined with an amazing campus makes UL an ideal spot for Erasmus Exchange. P.S. pack waterproof clothing haha

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