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 Aoife Lyons from Civil and Public Service Jobs to give some advice for people considering this job:

Aoife Lyons

Occupational Psychologist

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Aoife Lyons
Psychology is a very broad area and I would encourage people to reflect on the field that would suit them best. If you study pharmacy, you will graduate as a pharmacist. It is different in psychology. The role of a Clinical Psychologist differs significantly from the role of an Educational Psychologist, a Forensic Psychologist or a Sports Psychologist. A post graduate qualification will be required to practice in any of these fields. Regardless of the area of psychology that interests you, respect for and an interest in people is a key value that is required. Once you have qualifications, networks and professional bodies are a good way to meet prospective employers.

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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UL Scholarships & Bursaries

Posted on February 13, 2018

UL40 Scholarships

2012 marked the 40th anniversary of the University of Limerick and in celebration of this momentous occasion, the UL40 scholarships were established. Based on and individuals performance in the leaving cert, 40 scholarships are awarded to both first year students and mature students to the value of €2000 each. Ten of the scholarships are awarded to first year students with an availability of two per faculty. (Science and Engineering, Education and Health Sciences, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Kemmy Business School) These scholarships are solely based on an individual’s performance in the leaving certificate and are awarded after a student’s registration to their UL degree programme. For mature student scholarships, students are awarded based on their results from that programme. For more information please click here.

Stryker Scholarship
The Stryker Scholarship is targeted at students registering for the Bachelor of Business Studies at the University of Limerick. The scholarship valued at €2540 is awarded to one individual each year based on their Leaving Certificate performance.

BA Arts Award

As of 2016, the faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will award prizes of €1,000 to the three students with the highest CAO points embarking upon theBA Arts programme (LM002)

Women in Engineering Bursary Awards

Women in engineering bursaries are awarded to incoming first year students based on the points achieved in their Leaving Certificate. LM116 Bachelor of Engineering LM118 BE Electronic and Computer Engineering, LM077 BE Aeronautical Engineering and LM115 BE Chemical and Biochemical Engineering degree programmes at the University of Limerick are considered for Women in Engineering Bursaries. There are up to eight bursaries, valued at €500 each.

Edith and Leslie Downer Entrance Scholarship

This €700 award, established in honour of Edith and Leslie Downer is awarded to the student with the highest Leaving Certificate points enrolled in any one of the following degree programmes:

For more information on the wide range of academic scholarships offered by the University of Limerick please click here. 

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