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My Mental Health – An Inside View Of UL’s Counselling Service

 “My family was falling apart, I felt totally alone, isolated and scared of absolutely everything. It is an achievement for me to be able to sit through a lecture now without having a total panic attack” “If your body was unwell you would go to a doctor, wouldn’t you? So why shouldn’t we do the same for our mind?” Mental health is a big …


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5 Minutes With Declan Aherne – Head of the counselling service at UL

Who is the counselling service for? The service is there for all students no matter what the problem. Our job is to assess and advise appropriately to help. What can the counselling service offer and do to help? We offer services ranging from a brief chat to long term psychotherapy. There are daily drop in sessions where you can sit and …


ULSU Takes Its First National Stance With Marriage Equality Referendum

Students at the University of Limerick voted in favour of a yes vote for the upcoming marriage equality referendum which will take place on May 22nd. This means that the University of Limerick Student’s Union will now take a stand in order to support and promote a “yes” vote for the referendum in May should a campaign be put forward by …

RTÉ News Editor Hilary McGouran Talks To Journalism Students

“Journalism has come a long way from having enough 50p pieces for the payphone”, that is according to Hilary McGouran, Managing Editor of RTÉ Television News. Ms McGouran came to UL on Wednesday 11th March to give a lecture on the skills that young journalists require to make it in broadcasting. McGouran, the first woman managing editor in RTÉ, believes …

Marian O Donnell To Take Over As ULSU Academic Officer 2015/2016

Marian O Donnell has been elected as the next University of Limerick Students Union Vice President/Academic Officer having run a strong campaign based on her knowledge and understanding of the Co-Op Office among many other things. During a discussion on ULFM, Marian explained that she will be fighting an on-going battle in order to lower the cost of repeat exams …

Fr. Peter McVerry Warns of Escalating Homelessness Crisis

Fr. Peter McVerry, the founder of the Peter McVerry Trust, delivered a seminar at the University of Limerick to a capacity audience of faculty, staff and students this week.  His seminar focused on the failure of the state to respond to youth homelessness.   Fr. McVerry noted that in 2015 six people become homeless in Dublin each day. Fr. McVerry stated …

Colin “#ULWantSum” Clarke Elected ULSU President 2015/2016

University of Limerick Student Council Chairperson Colin Clarke has climbed his way through various positions on committee and council level in order to reach the goal he set himself when he began his journey in UL four years ago. Colin took to Facebook to announce his delight follow the election results: “On the first day of college during our first …

Onwards and Upwards For Welfare Woman Ciara Corcoran

Ciara Corcoran aka “Welfare Woman” is set to replace our current Students Union Welfare Officer Shane McCormack this coming June following her success in the 2015 sabbatical elections. Speaking on the night of the election results Ciara said: “I genuinely can’t believe it; the two girls ran such a strong campaign. It still hasn’t sunk in; I don’t think it …

Aldi Bus Replaces College Dinners And Is “more than sufficient” For Students

Reports to the Accommodation Office stated that students were walking over 20 minutes to do their shopping and getting a taxi home Now the Aldi bus runs every Monday evening at five and seven o’clock Sign up for the Aldi Bus service at ULaldibusrep@gmail.com The Aldi Bus service began in week seven and is set to continue on two routes every Monday evening until …