All students can expect to come up against academic challenges at some point. The most important thing to remember is that support is available both from within the university and the independent support of UL Student Life.
You can book a 1-to-1 appointment with Shane or Nicole if you need advice or would like to discuss any concerns you may have.
(Learn more on the SL Advice homepage, where you can book a 1-to-1 meeting.)
Below are some supports that you can avail of to guide you through your academic journey in UL.
Student Engagement & Support Officers
Student Engagement & Support Officers (SESO) are aligned with each of the four faculties. The SESOs are here to assist fulltime undergraduate students in finding the answers to questions and identifying the appropriate academic supports to help them excel during their time in the University of Limerick
Academic Registry’s Student Hub Online
Academic registry can help you with UL processes such as:
- Changing or Leaving Your Course,
- Module Registration,
- Progression: Repeats, QCA, Graduation,
- Exit Awards,
- Official Letters, Documents & ID Cards
- Student Status Committee (Module exemption, Leave of Absence, etc.)
- Accessing your student record and UL Fees Information.
You can log a call with the academic registry through the student hub here or you can call into them in the main building (E0-001).
Learning, Academic and IT Supports
The University of Limerick has a number of helpful student resources that can help you navigate university life. This includes the UL Learning Centre, the Information Technology Division, the Glucksman Library and other important student resources.
All of these resources can be found on the Student Supports & Resources page here.
Your student officers (President, Welfare, Academic and Communities) are your representatives at university and are there to help to overcome the challenges associated with university life. If you would ever like to speak to one of your elected officers, we encourage you to get in touch.
You can find their information on our team page.
The academic calendar is set out at the start of each academic year.
You can find details about key dates such as exams, results and graduation here. All academic calendars, both past and present, can be found here.
Applying for an I-Grade
An I-grade may be awarded to students who find themselves in an immediate crisis situation, coming up to or during an exam or final assessment period, which prevents them from being able to sit or complete their exams, assignments or placements. An immediate crisis can relate to ill-health, mental health issues or family bereavement/other family crisis situations.
I-grades can only be awarded for full modules, not component parts of modules and therefore do not apply in the case of mid-term assessments. Your lecturer will be able to advise what alternative arrangements can be made.
If you face an emergency and cannot sit exams you can consider the option of applying for an I-grade (I-Grade Applications | University of Limerick).
You can email Nicole and Shane at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your situation and learn more about I-Grades.