University of Limerick hosts first ‘in-person’ conferrings since pandemic began

Posted in Governance and administration on January 18th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“The President of the University of Limerick, Professor Kerstin Mey, has called for urgent Government action on a new funding model for the Irish university sector. Speaking at the first in-person conferring ceremony to take place at UL for two years, the President said ‘the importance and resilience of the Higher Education sector has never been more evident’ …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 18 January]

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Gardai and UL join forces to combat theft of bicycles

Posted in Governance and administration on January 12th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“The head of the Limerick garda division says gardai will continue to engage with the University of Limerick over the coming months in an effort to reduce the number of bikes being stolen in-and-around its campus in Castletroy …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 12 January]

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UL funding withheld over financial governance concerns

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on December 27th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has had more than two thirds of its capital funding held back pending a probe into financial issues, including the price paid for the former Dunnes Stores site in the city …” (more)

[Bernie English, Limerick Post, 27 December]

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University of Limerick confirms appointment of inaugural ‘Poet in Residence’

Posted in Governance and administration on December 17th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Emily Cullen has been appointed as the inaugural Meskell UL-Fifty Poet in Residence at University of Limerick’s Creative Writing programme. Dr Cullen is a Galway-based poet, Creative Writing teacher, scholar, harper and cultural producer, with extensive experience both in arts administration and creative practice …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 16 December]

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Concerns over plans to develop ‘new town’ at University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on December 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Concerns have been expressed that the proposed development of a ‘new town’ on lands adjacent to the University of Limerick will impact ongoing developments in the city centre. A senior official at Limerick City and County Council has confirmed it’s engaging with UL and Clare County Council which is looking to establish a strategic development zone (SDZ) which would be a 200-acre extension of the existing campus …” (more)

[Frances Watkins, Limerick Leader, 15 December]

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University of Limerick joins the top 1% of business schools worldwide

Posted in Governance and administration on December 15th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Kemmy Business School (KBS) at University of Limerick has been recognised as one of the world’s top business schools after it achieved ‘triple-accreditation’ …” (more)

[Ellie Donnelly, Independent, 15 December]

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University of Limerick cites security concerns in refusal to disclose spending on garda patrols

Posted in Governance and administration on December 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick (UL) has cited security and commercial reasons for refusing to state how much public money it has spent on funding garda patrols in off-campus areas …” (more)

[David Raleigh, Limerick Post, 9 December]

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Lecturer claims he failed to secure full-time post due to dyslexia

Posted in Legal issues on December 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A university lecturer has claimed before the High Court that he failed to secure a full-time post because the third-level institution where he works failed to consider his dyslexia …” (more)

[Aodhan O’Faolain, Irish Times, 6 December]

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University of Limerick to provide free period products on campus

Posted in Governance and administration on December 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has announced that it will provide free period products on-campus. The initiative was started by UL students who created the Any Time of the Month campaign in the fight against period poverty. UL President Professor Kerstin Mey said …” (more)

[Frances Watkins, Limerick Leader, 4 December]

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University of Limerick to appoint Student Community Engagement Officer

Posted in Governance and administration on December 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Residents near the University of Limerick have welcomed news that a community liaison officer will be appointed to address anti-social behaviour. Residents of College Court, Elm Park, Hazelwood, Milford Grange and Oaklawns met with representatives from UL, the gardai, UL Student Union, landlords and Limerick City and County Council recently to express their concerns …” (more)

[Frances Watkins, Limerick Leader, 30 November]

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New university town would be worth billions to local economy

Posted in Governance and administration on November 20th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The designation of a 260-acre site bordering the University of Limerick campus as a strategic development zone would clear the way for a project worth more than €1.5 billion a year to the local economy. That’s according to the university’s Founding President Dr Ed Walsh …” (more)

[Limerick Post, 18 November]

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Graduate’s challenge to Seanad voting system rejected

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 17th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The High Court has rejected a University of Limerick graduate’s claim that he should be entitled to a vote in the Seanad Éireann elections under the university and vocational panels. Tomás Heneghan claimed the State’s failure to facilitate his registration as an elector was unlawful, unconstitutional and a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights …” (more)

[Irish Times, 17 November]

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UL reach out to students via accommodation survey

Posted in Governance and administration on November 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick toy with the idea of providing twin accommodation in single occupancy rooms within a survey sent to students. Current UL student villages host standard single rooms or four-foot double rooms, all with single occupancy …” (more)

[Jasmin Griffin, Limerick Voice, 9 November]

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UL aims for multinationals and marina as it unveils ‘university town’ plan

Posted in Governance and administration on November 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick has unveiled ambitious plans to create a ‘university town’ on a 260-acre extension of its campus which could allow for closer links between the college and enterprise …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 4 November]

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Europe’s newest university town could transform the mid-west

Posted in Governance and administration on November 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Fifty years ago, Limerick disrupted the staid Irish university community. Its upstart institution, the NIHE, dramatically adopted a range of alien American concepts: modular degrees, continuous assessment, credits, integrated work practice and advocated close partnerships with enterprise and the professions …” (more)

[Ed Walsh, Irish Times, 4 November]

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Answers sought from UL over student accommodation crisis and reduction in private car use

Posted in Governance and administration on October 21st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick is being urged to engage with elected members of Limerick City and County regarding its plans to deal with the student accommodation crisis and to reduce the use of private cars within its staff and student population …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 21 October]

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Hypocritical post from the University of Limerick draws criticism

Posted in Governance and administration on October 20th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has come under criticism from the student body in relation to their stance on rent prices. The University posted a graphic yesterday afternoon highlighting their recommended rent prices for first-time renters …” (more)

[Martin Mongan, Limerick Voice, 19 October]

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UL President expresses disappointment at the exclusion of Limerick Northern Distributor Road from NDP

Posted in Governance and administration on October 15th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick (UL) President Professor Kerstin Mey has expressed disappointment at the exclusion of the Limerick Northern Distributor Road from the revised national Development Plan published by the Government recently …” (more)

[Roisin Ni Shuilleabhain, Limerick Voice, 14 October]

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University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on October 14th, 2021 by steve

IrelandCathal Crowe (Clare, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the way the University of Limerick campus will expand in future years into County Clare …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 13 October]

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University of Limerick appoints Professor Kerstin Mey as president for 10-year term

Posted in Governance and administration on October 8th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick (UL) has appointed Professor Kerstin Mey as its president for a 10-year term. Prof Mey has held the role on an interim basis since Septmber 2020, after the early retirement of Prof Des Fitzgerald took on the job in May 2017 …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 8 October]

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