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 Marie O'Donovan from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

Marie O'Donovan

Environmental Officer

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Marie O'Donovan

You should possibly consider studying environmental science or environmental engineering in third level.

You would also need to consider if you would like do quite a bit of driving during your day and to be able to oragnise your own work plans as both these things are important.


Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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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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