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UL launches new scholarships for prospective students

UL launches new scholarships: University of Limerick Chancellor and UL Foundation Director Mary Harney (centre) pictured with (left to right) singer-songwriter Paul Brady, former world champion boxer Bernard Dunne and Ireland and Munster Rugby’s Peter O’Mahony at the launch of the new UL Foundation Scholarships programme which provides a wide range of philanthropically supported bursaries for students across academic, music and sporting excellence as well as minority and marginalised groups. Picture: Don Moloney.

UL launches new scholarships for prospective students

The University of Limerick Foundation launched a new and ambitious scholarship programme which will provide a wide range of bursaries for future students at the University.

The scholarship will benefit students across academic and sporting excellence along with the minority and marginalised groups. 

UL Chancellor and UL Foundation Director Mary Harney announced the new scholarship programmes, which are supported through philanthropy. 

“Scholarships have a huge impact on the lives of young people and I am delighted to support this important UL Foundation initiative. I want to thank those who have supported scholarships through the UL Foundation and also ask others to help – either personally, through their companies, or through introductions,” said Mary Harney, UL Chancellor and UL Foundation Director.

Ambassadors, patrons and supporters of the UL Foundation were on hand to launch the new scholarships initiative, including retired professional boxing champion, Bernard Dunne, Ireland and Munster Rugby captain, Peter O’Mahony and renowned Singer-Songwriter and Musician Paul Brady

The University has been recently awarded the title of Sunday Times University of the Year 2019. UL’s leading position in graduate employability, its cooperative education and internship programmes, its research in partnership with industry and the opening of the €31million new Glucksman Library were among the many reasons for the award. UL previously claimed the title of the Sunday Times Irish University of the Year in 2015. 

The new Glucksman Library at UL has doubled in size and capacity this year having added an extra 7,600 sq. metres to the original library building.  The library now includes a range of world-class innovations in book storage and retrieval, digital research, accessibility and ‘inspirational learning spaces’.  One stand out feature is the ARC (Automated Reserve Collection) – a 10-metre high book vault and robotic crane, with the capacity to store 500,000 volumes in a space 1/9th of conventional shelving, which will see UL’s historic collections, currently housed off-site, return to the campus.

The University has just seen the highest ever attendance at its Open Days last month when UL welcomed 13,860 visitors who came to campus over the course of two days.

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UL launches new scholarships

UL launches new scholarships

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.