College Life, Features

Come Celebrate UL’s First 4th Year Arts Ball

Two years of rules, regulations, and restrictions have come to an end, and as we return to a new normal, it not only brings back our cherished and missed annual events but also introduces some first-of-its-kind events that mark the end of an exhausting era. Five 4th year arts students at the University of Limerick (UL) have formed a committee …


Clubs&Socs, College Life

Nominations for Next Years Student Life Officers Open Now

The end of the semester is fast approaching, and UL Student Life are looking to elect the Student Officers for the next academic year. Nominations for Student Life elections began yesterday, March 8 and are open to all students looking to get involved in representing the student body. Students who are interested in running for election can find all relevant …


The SMEDIAS are back!

The National Student Media Awards will be held in person for the first time in three years following the easing of Coronavirus restrictions. ‘The Smedias’ are one of the biggest and longest running student journalism events in Ireland. The awards event was held online in 2021. Despite the different setting, the event received over 1000 entries. The in-person event will …

Seachtain Na Gaeilge 2022 le Cumann Gaelach

Cuirfear tús le Seachtain na Gaeilge ar an 1 Márta agus beidh sí ar siúl go dtí Lá Fhéile Pádraig, an 17 Márta. Mar sin, bí cinnte páirt a ghlacadh in aon imeachtaí inar féidir leat, ach níos tábhachtaí, do chuid Gaeilge a úsáid! Is féile bhliantúil Ghaeilge í Seachtain na Gaeilge, agus meastar í ar cheann de na ceiliúrtha …

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Students

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, any broke students out there are probably wondering what to get their significant others for the special day that is not too expensive but still passes for a reasonably romantic gesture. If this sounds like you, here are some ideas and tips that might help you make your partner happy but not break …

UL Students react to new campus COVID-19 regulations

On Monday the 31st January the Office of the Provost and Deputy President of UL sent an email to all students detailing the new COVID-19 regulations on campus. In the email, the office confirmed that mask-wearing and social distancing are no longer legal requirements for staff and students. The Office of the Provost and Deputy President said: “In line with …

Minimum Unit Pricing- For Public Health or Health of Pubs?

On the 4th of January this year, all hell broke loose. The price of alcohol in the Republic of Ireland has increased to a minimum of 10c for a gram of alcohol, or €1 for a standard drink. Cheap booze died overnight as prices were forced upwards to closely match their premium counterparts, while the price of a slab of …

Student Life President Has His Say on Student Influx

The University of Limerick’s Student Life President, Cillian O’Donohue, released a thread of tweets regarding last year’s student accommodation crisis on Friday night, 28th January. Mr. O’Donohue tweeted: “In September, we saw the worst student accommodation crisis ever in Limerick and in Ireland, with students all over the country living in hotels, commuting ridiculous distances and even being forced to …

Surviving Being a Fresher – Part 2: The Night Out

So it’s time to go out on the sesh! Well my guys, gals and non binary pals, let us first tell you- do not feel pressured to drink! If pubs and clubs, even house parties aren’t normally your thing and you being out is already out of your comfort zone, then that’s enough. Theres nothing worse than losing the run …