Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Steven Kilgannon from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:

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Do not judge the job by your experience in the college. Join the Garda Reserve to gain experience of the outside world. Be yourself and put in the effort to achieve your goals.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Posted on September 15, 2017

New Facilities at UL

New diving pool 

The University's new 25m Diving pool is a facility to be admired with 1m and 3m Olympic standard spring boards. Using a diving boom, the pool can be subdivided for technical events such as the use of the diving board and synchronised swimming. Jon Rudd, national performance centre director for Swim Ireland is quoted to say that the facilities offered by the University will have a positive effect on what Swim Ireland are already achieving while also helping to achieve into the futures

The University is set to proudly welcome our new library extension which will facilitate an additional 830 study stations as well as rooms to study, seminar rooms and open access shelving. This extra space will allow for students to advance their learning both individually and collaboratively. The extension is set to be complete in early 2018 and more information can be found here.

Choose affordable living at UL for a better student experience

Limerick is currently the most affordable city in Ireland for rental accommodation which is supported by the Rental Price Report 2017 stating that rental prices in the city are 38% lower than the national average. Furthermore, Limerick accommodation prices are 30% lower than Galway, 37% lower than Cork, 58% lower than Dublin. University of Limerick boasts 6 purpose built villages for an all inclusive fee.

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