Top author takes creative writing chair at University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2014 by steve

“Bestselling author Joseph O’Connor has been announced as the inaugural Frank McCourt Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick …” (more)

[Limerick Post, 17 February]

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‘Town meets gown’ in UL plan for city centre campus

Posted in Governance and administration on December 15th, 2013 by steve

“The University of Limerick’s plans to develop a city centre campus will see 500 students based full-time in the heart of the city …” (more)

[Mike Dwane, Limerick Leader, 14 December]

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LIT and Mary Immaculate support city centre student village

Posted in Governance and administration on December 13th, 2013 by steve

“Limerick looks set to be literally rejuvenated with all three third-level institutions ready to collaborate on a major plan for a student village in the city centre …” (more)

[Mike Dwane, Limerick Leader, 13 December]

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UL capital development plan to ‘spur regeneration’

Posted in Governance and administration on December 12th, 2013 by steve

“The commitment by the University of Limerick to build student accommodation and a campus in the heart of the city is a shot in the arm for Limerick Regeneration, according to the minister responsible for the programme …” (more)

[Mike Dwane, Limerick Leader, 11 December]

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UL €100m loan agreement with EIB delivers flagship project to city centre

Posted in Governance and administration on December 10th, 2013 by steve

“The University of Limerick yesterday signed a €100 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank to part-fund a €224m five-year development plan which will provide more than 700 construction jobs and nearly 300 full-time academic posts …” (more)

[Jimmy Woulfe, Irish Examiner, 10 December]

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Student village in Limerick is part of €224m UL plan

Posted in Governance and administration on December 6th, 2013 by steve

“Plans for a city centre student village are expected to be part of the University of Limerick capital development plan 2014-18, which will be launched on Monday with the signing of a €100 million loan from the European Investment Bank …” (more)

[Alan English, Limerick Leader, 6 December]

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University of Limerick honours top alumni

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2013 by steve

“The University of Limerick has honoured three of its ‘outstanding graduates’ at the annual UL alumni awards gala dinner …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 22 October]

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UL hopes €52m project will see it rise up the ranks

Posted in Research on October 18th, 2013 by steve

“Taoiseach Enda Kenny has launched a first-of-its-kind €52m science and engineering project at the University of Limerick which will create new R&D concepts for use in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries …” (more)

[Jimmy Woulfe, Irish Examiner, 18 October]

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University of Limerick secures €100m European loan

Posted in Governance and administration on July 26th, 2013 by steve

“The University of Limerick has announced that it has secured a €100m loan facility from the European Investment Bank to mount a major capital development plan …” (more)

[Alan Owens, Limerick Leader, 26 July]

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UL graduates who owe don’t receive parchments

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 13th, 2013 by steve

“Students who have graduated from the University of Limerick without paying registration fees are not receiving parchments or transcripts of their exam results, it has emerged …” (more)

[Mike Dwane, Limerick Leader, 13 February]

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UK debt firm chasing college fees going back over 10 years

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 13th, 2013 by steve

“A university is attempting to get former students to repay debts that are more than a decade old. It has also emerged that the debt-collection company hired by the University of Limerick (UL) to recoup outstanding fees is threatening legal action against past students …” (more)

[Barry Duggan, Independent, 13 February]

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UL President does not know how much former students owe

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 11th, 2013 by steve

“The President of a university – which is using a debt collection company to recoup outstanding fees from former students – has admitted he does not know how much the college is owed …” (more)

[Barry Duggan, Independent, 11 February]

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UL president says he does not know who much college is owed in outstanding fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 11th, 2013 by steve

“The President of the University of Limerick has said he does not know how much the institution is owed in outstanding fees after it emerged the college is using a debt collection agency to recover monies owed …” (more)

[Kathryn Hayes, Limerick Post, 11 February]

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University celebrates its 40th year by honouring its ‘early pioneering students’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 1st, 2012 by steve

“The University of Limerick marked its 40th anniversary at the weekend with a ceremony honouring its ‘early pioneering students’: the class of 1972. Eighty members of the class were conferred with honorary master’s of philosophy degrees …” (more)

[Irish Times, 1 October]

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University of Limerick Honours Chuck Feeney with eight other Irish Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2012 by steve

“The University of Limerick has joined with the eight other Universities on the island of Ireland to honour one of UL’s longest standing friends and supporters, the philanthropist Charles F Chuck Feeney …” (more, video)

[YouTube, 6 September]

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‘Invest in research’ and foster futures

Posted in Life on August 29th, 2012 by steve

“A university president yesterday spoke of the continued need to attract foreign investment through the delivery of high-quality, relevant research that would support Irish innovators. Professor Don Barry, president of the University of Limerick (UL), highlighted the growth in demand for its graduates …” (more)

[Independent, 29 August]

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UL records increasing graduate employment rates despite jobs downturn

Posted in Life on August 28th, 2012 by steve

“A survey of University of Limerick’s 2011 graduates shows that 88% are either employed or pursuing further study. The university’s doctorate students are also in demand, with 86% of last year’s PhD graduates currently in employment …” (more)

[Elaine Burke, Silicon Republic, 28 August]

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Michael Noonan reveals UL plans for Limerick’s Opera Centre

Posted in Governance and administration on June 16th, 2012 by steve

“Minister Michael Noonan TD has revealed that University of Limerick president Professor Don Barry has ‘committed to transferring the humanities section of the University into the city and place it onto the Opera Centre site’ …” (more)

[Alan Owens, Limerick Leader, 16 June]

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UL President says Opera Centre site will enhance links with the city

Posted in Governance and administration on May 12th, 2012 by steve

“The president of the University of Limerick says the future development of the Opera Centre site presents an opportunity to intensify the involvement of UL in the city. Prof Don Barry made his comments last night at the ninth annual President’s Gala Dinner, which was held in the Strand Hotel …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 12 May]

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UL set to interact more with city groups

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2012 by steve

“The University of Limerick wants to interact effectively with community groups in the city, UL President Professor Don Barry, stressed at the launch of the Sport Changes Life Victory Scholarship Programme …” (more)

[Niamh Broderick, Limerick Leader, 6 March]

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