Colin Lynch

Hello everyone!

I want to give a very special welcome to all 1 st year students! You are beginning the best four years of
your life here at the University of Limerick! Your time here will absolutely fly and you will indulge in a range of activities that will invigorate, challenge and excite you. I would also like to welcome back all other students; I hope this year is better than last year!

My name is Colin Lynch, I am from Carrigaholt in Co. Clare and I am your Vice President/Academic Officer for the coming year. My role entails working as part of a team with our President (Jack Scanlan), Welfare Officer (Serena Hare) and all of the amazing staff here at UL Student Life representing the students at local, national and international levels. We vow to do our very best to provide you with the best university experience possible. As a part of my role I will be representing the students on various university committees such as Academic Council and Academic Regulations
Committee. These committees discuss a wide range of academic issues and feedback from you, the student, is vital for these committees as it shapes the future of the university academically. I am here to represent you and provide you with ANY assistance you may need in relation to a host of
academic issues such as Exam Results, Repeat Exams and Grade Rechecks, Academic Progression, Issues with your Lecturer/ Tutor/ Course, Changing Course or ANYTHING that affects you academic experience. I am also here if you just want to call in and have a chat.

I work alongside James Deegan, our Student Representative Coordinator. James and I work to develop and facilitate Student Council and the Class Rep structure. Class Reps and the members of Student Council are a vital part of UL Student Life. Both act as a first point of contact with the student body. They let us know how students are feeling, what we are doing right and where we could improve. So if you want to make a difference in UL, don’t be afraid to get involved. College is your time to develop both as a student and a person. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, escape your comfort
zone and try new things. Often you will find that you learn more from exams you fail, but if you do find yourself struggling with your academic side of college life, make sure to seek help and assistance and make sure to avail of the services and support systems available at UL Student Life and UL. The transition from secondary school to college can be a shock to the system but there are plenty of supports to make that transition period as smooth as possible!

Finally, never be afraid to ask a question, all the lecturers are very helpful, obliging and love getting to know their students, even if they appear to be intimidating during lecturers. My door is always open so feel free to call! You can also contact me by phone, email or any form of social media!

I want to wish you the very best of luck in all of your endeavours in UL!