Welfare

Hi all! I am Peadar Collins, your Welfare Officer. I want to welcome all of the students that are new to UL. Your time here will absolutely fly so make the most of every opportunity. I would also like to welcome back all of the other UL students and congratulate you all on getting this far. As your Welfare Officer, I am here to help and support you with any issues that may arise.

I can help with all aspects of student life that are not academic related such as your general well-being, accommodation issues, your sexual and mental health. I am here put your welfare first in committee meetings within the University, ensuring your voice is heard. I will also be running welfare campaigns on campus throughout the semester

If you need support or advice please contact studentsupport@ul.ie

Accommodation

Living out for college is one of the best experiences you will have during your time in university, make sure to make the most out of it! If you are running into any difficulties in seeking accommodation, I’ve included some helpful links below.

  1. This is a Facebook group for all those looking and advertising rooms or houses for students of the University of Limerick. UL Student Life Welfare Officer is the admin and will accept requests to join. UL Student Life is not responsible for the posts on the page and cannot verify the legitimacy of the posts. If you are renting a room/house, make sure you meet the landlord and see the room before handing over a deposit – UL Single Semester Housing 20/21
  2. With the website “Daft”, you can search 1000s of houses, apartments & properties for sale and to rentfrom all leading estate agents. Try the ‘sharing section and not just the ‘to rent’ – ie
  3. There are also a list of UL’s off campus providers too!UL Off campus providers
  4. RTBoperates Ireland’s National Tenancy Register and resolving disputes between Landlords, tenants and third parties – RTB
  5. I have included some important emails from their website.
    1. Tenancy Registration registrations@rtb.ie
    2. Registration Enforcement enforcement@rtb.ie
  1. Dispute Resolution disputes@rtb.ie 
  1. Thresholdis a frontline advice and advocacy service for people with housing problems and people at risk of homelessness. Their service is free, independent and confidential – Threshold
  2. The Accommodation Service at University of Limerick is managed by Campus Life Services. The office is located at the Student Centre at the University of Limerick. The office provides assistance to students who require help and advice when looking for accommodation off-campus. Their home-page is here – UL Student living homepage

Sexual Health

Students also experiment more with their sexuality in the newly found independent living space in which they find themselves. This can present many challenges in terms of making good choices in relation to their sexual health and wellbeing.

But I’m here whether you need a listening ear or if you want a pregnancy test, I know I’m a fella but I don’t get awkward with these sort of things. Even my mom says I am a pretty stand-up guy.

UL takes your sexual health seriously and formed the Sexual Health and Wellbeing Sub Group as part of “Healthy UL”. This initiative will incorporate health promotion values and principles into UL’s mission, vision and strategic plan for 2019-2022.

Check out some of the relevant resources and websites regarding your sexual health;

  • Contraception, Fertility and Pregnancy, STIs, Emergency Contraception
    • Sexual Well-being
  • Gender Orientation Sexual Health HIV (GOSHH)

 

Pregnancy Crisis

An unplanned pregnancy may leave you feeling worried and confused. You may or may not have many conflicting and strong feelings about your pregnancy. Either way it’s not at the end of the world and there are many supports and services that can help you get through it!

 

Mental Health

The time spent at university represents a critical period for students in establishing their adult personal lives. Balancing a social life, part-time work and studies is hard to do and your mental strength will be tested. UL want to make sure there are sufficient resources available for all students.

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