We are extremely pleased to publish this document as a support to you as you start, or continue, your journey in the University of Limerick.
The handbook was born out of a consultation process initiated by the Postgraduate Students’
Union (PSU) with UL research students. While acknowledging that the university offers a wide
range of support services both on campus and online, students noted that they sometimes
found it difficult to navigate through the many services to find the one they were looking for.
The collaborative work between the PSU and the students gave rise to this handbook, which
we hope you will find useful. It was designed to be a quick ‘go-to guide’ for anything or all you
need to know. For ease of use, direct links have been inserted throughout to bring you directly
to the service you need.
Postgraduate Research Handbook
A very special thank you to the following people, all of whom contributed to this first edition
of the handbook: Michelle Daly, Simin Arshi, Vedant Modi, Fernanda Zamboni, Aine O’Neill,
Bríd O’Brien-May, Gerard Downes, Michael Frain, Elaine Kiely, Andrea La Touche, Rania Shadeed, Aimée McKenzie, Tom Cranley
and Gráinne O’Donovan.
Going forward, the handbook will be reviewed annually by sabbatical officers, Council and
Executive to ensure the details remain up to date. Please find the document below:
Rania Shadeed, PSU President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Louis Pemble, PSU Vice President Academic, email@example.com
Vedant Modi, PSU PhD and Research Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org