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 Alan O'Neill from Bord Iascaigh Mhara to give some advice for people considering this job:

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Alan O'Neill
Some may think that you can go untrained into fishing. The best advice I would give people considering fishing as a profession is to get training. Fishing is an all encompassing career - when you need to go fishing, the rest of your life goes on hold unfortunately. It is very unpredictabe because you could be fishing non stop for three weeks and tied up for two.

The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
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New Facilities at UL

Posted on September 15, 2017

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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