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UL Consent Workshops Shine Light On Grey Areas

Consent Workshops will be given during week three of tutorials across the Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Department. UL Student Union Welfare Officer, Serena Hare, aims to continue the initiative from last year where an estimated 1,000 students attended a consent workshop. Serena said UL are “way ahead of the game” in terms of rolling out the consent initiative university-wide. …


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Limerick Mental Health Week launches

The University of Limerick, along with Limerick Suicide Watch, Samaritans, Mary I, Lit, Limerick City and County Council and Jigsaw among others, have joined forces to promote Limerick Mental Health week. Emer Casey, one of the organisers of Limerick Mental Health Week, said “it’s a difficult issue to broach, especially in light of what’s been happening in this city recently, …


Anytime Of The Month Campaign Gains Momentum

By Shannon Sweeney The “Anytime of the Month” initiative officially launched yesterday “in solidarity and support” with people experiencing period poverty. The campaign intends to help people find free sanitary products on campus when they can’t afford to buy them. The launch was held in the Common Room in the Student Life building at lunchtime on Monday. Founder Clodagh Guerin, …

Anytime Of The Month Initiative Launched

By: Aisling O’Connor An initiative to combat period poverty has been launched this week by a University of Limerick student. Any Time of the Month, founded by Clodagh Guerin, will help provide feminine hygiene products to those who can’t access them. Ms. Guerin explains the idea for Anytime of the Month came from reading that the issue of period poverty …

Student Life Hosts Wellness Summit

By: Shannon Sweeney UL Student Life held it’s second Wellness Summit last night. The sold-out event was held in the Pavilion on Tuesday evening and aimed to educate students on nutrition, resilience and stress management. Among the speakers was Mental Health Advocate Graham McCormack who spoke about his experience of mental illness, recovery and the power of mindfulness, what he …

Iraq War Casts Psychological Shadow For UL Masters Student

For many, the Iraq war seems million of miles away. For others,it rages on in their memories.By Kate Devaney It was a normal September day. The summer was ending, the children were going back to school. Some people still lay in bed, their day yet to start. For others, their life would end and the day’s date would forever be …

UL Student Life Launches ‘Wellness Wednesday’

UL student Life, the Student Welfare Officer, and Staff have teamed up to host the Wellness Wednesday events over the next couple of weeks. The student representative body’s newest initiative will run for six weeks until Wednesday, March 6th and is free to students and staff alike. The events are aimed to promote wellbeing, and positive health behaviours on campus …

Mental Health Pointers

While UL provides a variety of opportunities and enriching classes, college can also be stressful. Living independently and balancing college work can make sleeping enough and socializing difficult. Many students experience mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, especially during exam time and assignment time. College is complicated but managing your mental health doesn’t need to be. As another …