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First Year Experience by Michael Smalle: Welcome


Michael Smalle: Librarian for Student Engagement & Success

I’d like to welcome all first year students and congratulate you on becoming students at the University of Limerick.

My name is Michael Smalle and I am a librarian here at UL. My role is to work with and assist first year students in using the library’s resources. For the first 7 weeks I’ll be working with Peer Advisors to make your transition into studying at university easier. Peer advisors have been students at UL so they know where everything is and will help you if you have any problems with logging on, looking for books, using the library catalogue, Email and printing. They will be positioned inside and outside the library at the beginning of term wearing red T-Shirts. They are there to help you so please don’t be afraid to ask them any questions you may have. We will also organise library tours for you to show you where everything is and where you can study. Throughout the year we will also be teaching you key skills to ensure you do well in your studies.

Studying at third level can be a difficult transition, so whether you are a recent school leaver, a mature student or have come to Ireland to study, please make contact with me if you are experiencing any problems with your studies.

On behalf of UL and UL Library I wish you every success in your studies and remember if you are experiencing any problems big or small please contact me. I am here to ensure that you get all the support you need to make your transition into university easier.

Contact me at

Student Engagement & Success Unit

1st Year Student Support

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