‘Perceptions of Limerick change on arrival’

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Mike Hynan, Cllr. Maria Byrne, Wei Li and Cillian Burke pictured at the UL International Education Division Photography Competition [Picture: Liam Burke/Press 22]
INTERNATIONAL students living in Limerick have picked up a camera to help them to visually narrate their time in Ireland and as a way of celebrating Limerick’s designation as City of Culture 2014.

INTERNATIONAL students living in Limerick have picked up a camera to help them to visually narrate their time in Ireland and as a way of celebrating Limerick’s designation as City of Culture 2014.

Deputy mayor of Limerick, Cllr Maria Byrne, presented prizes to the winners of the international education division photography competition, at a reception held in UL.

Over 180 entries were received for three categories in the competition - spirit of Ireland, the essence of Limerick and the international community on campus at UL, which was open to all international students at UL.

This year, UL welcomed over 2,200 international students, the largest number in the university’s 40 year history.

“Once our students arrive here, they fall in love with the city and UL but we would like for them to fall in love before they come here,” said a spokesperson for the international office.

“We felt that by allowing our international students to share what they felt was the essence of Limerick, we would be in a position to relay these images to prospective students.”