Support Services for Students

In your time as a student representative, you will be the first point of contact for your class or department when it comes to finding solutions. It is therefore important for you to understand that as part of your role, you can signpost your classmate or friend to a service within the university or to a piece of information that will support them. Remember, it is not your responsibility to solve their problem, so its important to keep healthy boundaries, as identified in the previous section.

The key support services in the university that you will need to be aware of are

UL Chaplaincy

The chaplains provide a listening service, offer a welcoming space and supportive presence to students and staff. They promote an open and caring environment where diversity is respected.  The key activities of the UL Chaplaincy team fall into 3 categories:

  • Support
  • Worship/Spirituality
  • Outreach / Volunteering
University of Limerick UL Chaplaincy

UL Student Counselling Wellbeing

Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service provides support during normal working hours (9am-5pm) throughout the semester.

This is a free and confidential service. We are a first point of contact for mental health needs.


Student Engagement & Support Officers

Student Affairs Division
UL’s Student Affairs Division provides a wide range of supports and services to our students. We recognise that the classroom is not your sole province of learning, and we support you to participate, engage, develop and be successful during your time in UL. Amongst the range of services we offer are:

If you are a HEAR, DARE, Mature or QQI student, our dedicated access and widening participation offices will also advise you on specific supports that may be available to you.

All our services are fully operational on campus for the 2023-24 academic year, and we very much look forward to meeting you in person. We also offer online and phone enquiries and appointments for anyone who prefers to contact us that way. Details of how to contact our different services can be seen on the Student Affairs Website.

Student Engagement and Support Officers
We understand that many students may need some guidance and general advice during their transition into university and especially if you have started a little later on your course than your peers. You are welcome and encouraged to contact your Student Engagement and Support Officer (SESO) for your faculty, if this is the case. Your SESO can chat to you in person or online and can offer information and advice on all aspects of college life. Let us work together to get you started on your journey here at the University of Limerick.

There are four SESOs, one aligned to each of the faculties as follows:

Cynthia Adubango
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) 

Philip Desmond
Science and Engineering (S&E)

Lisa Fitzgerald
Education and Health Sciences (EHS)

Ronan Keane
Kemmy Business School (KBS)

To contact your Student Engagement and Support Officer, email
Visit our webpage for more information.



For more information on Student IT services follow the link

Tent Talks Final 2023 (ITD)

Career Services

The primary mission of the University of Limerick Career Service is to support students and recent graduates in developing and implementing successful career plans, and to facilitate the recruitment process for students and employers.

Career Services

President Volunteer Awards

As a student representative, we acknowledge that you give of your time freely. Without you, the student voice would be muted and real change co creation with the university would not exist, and this is why the Univeristy want to acknowledge you!

Check out video below for more information

Lecture slide 2023 PVA