Posted by: gillroe | August 26, 2010

University of Limerick to attend Study in Ireland Fairs in Boston & Chicago

The University of Limerick (UL) is one of a number of prominent Irish Universities which will participate in the Study in Ireland fairs in Boston (September 27th) and Chicago (September 28th).  Following those events, UL will continue on to St Louis to exihibit with Education Ireland at the NACAC Annual Conference and Exhibition.

UL is a rapidly growing, modern university which takes great pride in attracting students from all over the world who are seeking a high quality, supportive learning environment, to help them nurture and achieve their personal and professional dreams.  

For a student perspective on UL read Lily Jeng’s post below.  Lily is an MSc student in Biomedical Engineering (and also a Mitchell Scholar) at the University of Limerick. 

The links at the end of this post introduce you to the UL experience… 


Hello! I am an American doing postgraduate studies at the University of Limerick. I originally come from North Carolina, where I did my undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering. Now, I am in Limerick doing a one-year taught master’s program in biomedical engineering. This school year at UL has been a period of many great and wonderful opportunities. When I arrived in September, it was my first time to Ireland and to Europe at large. After navigating around the university’ s website and contacting faculty in my program, I chose UL for its good reputation in the sciences and engineering, the interesting research opportunities and projects available, and a biomedical engineering program that sounded interesting and stimulating. It also didn’t hurt that Limerick is located in the scenic western part of the country, close to many of the famous and beautiful tourist attractions in Ireland and near Shannon Airport (an international airport that flies to lots of destinations), making it a great base for doing some traveling throughout Ireland and Europe during the year. Since I?ve been here, UL and Limerick have treated me well. The university itself is amazing, the campus is large with lots of open green fields, and there is a vibrant student scene. From my on-campus student accommodation, I get a gorgeous view of the river flowing past my bedroom window. If you’ re looking for ways to relax after class, there are clubs and societies that cover a diverse range of interests, there is a gym that boasts a national 50m swimming pool, or there are pubs on campus where you can go for some good craic and a pint with friends. UL is a bit isolated from Limerick city center, allowing a true university community and atmosphere to flourish in the area. Not to worry, though, city center is easily accessible by bus, car, or taxi, and as the third-largest city in Ireland, there is plenty to do in Limerick. Limerick is well-known for its traditional music scene and its sporting scene, and there are a number of excellent pubs in town where you can experience both the music and the sporting events. Limerick is home to great rugby and hurling teams, and you can easily catch the matches in the local bars and find dedicated fans cheering on the teams. In the evenings, trad musicians will often bring in their instruments and start playing in the pubs, creating a cozy environment for having a Guinness and chatting with your friends. City center also has plenty of good restaurants and shopping areas. One thing not to be missed is the Milk Market, held weekly on Saturday mornings in Limerick, where you can pick up fresh produce and little knick-knacks. Overall, I’ ve had a great year, both academically and socially. Limerick will always hold a special place in my heart where I’ve created wonderful memories, met great people, and had some unforgettable experiences. 


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  1. Thanks for the great blog.
    Members of the International Education Division at the University of Limerick will be delighted to meet with prospective students, parents or High School Counsellors in Boston and Chicago.
    It’s graduation week here at UL this week and we are delighted to see so many of our International students graduate from their undergraduate degree programmes.

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