UL announces ‘major goal’ of all students returning to campus for 21-22 academic year

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The Deputy President of the University of Limerick, Professor Nigel Healey, has said “it is our very strong hope and a major goal that the next Academic Year 2021/22 will see all of us back on campus.”

In an email sent to UL students this morning, Dr. Healey paid tribute to “an extraordinary academic year,  dominated by genuinely inspiring examples of resilience, tenacity and innovation from you, our student body, and from our hugely committed staff community.”

The email added “we will have a chance to welcome, in particular, our current first year students in person when they return to campus as second years.”

“The precise nature of that return will, of course, be dependent on the public health guidance at the time, and discussions will take place with Minister Simon Harris and his department over the coming weeks to plot the best way forward for a more normal campus life.”

“The light is at the end of the tunnel, but we need to get there safely, so please continue to follow public health advice,” the email read.

The University recently rolled out a trial of a Covid-19 day pass and encouraged the student body to avail of the trial, with the email stating “the trial may also help us to return to a more conventional student experience next September.”

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