The Stuart Mangan scholarship has been established to honour the life and memory of this young athlete by making it possible for those who suffered paralysis while competing in sport to participate in educational programmes at the University of Limerick for periods of up to four years.
Purpose of Scholarship:
Focuses on candidates who may lack the financial resources to attend university and for whom the lack of such resources represents an apparently insurmountable obstacle.
Provides funding grants of up to €25,000 per annum to address the obstacles which may be preventing a paralysed sportsperson from fulfilling their educational potential.
For full details about the scholarship, please download the brochure available here
Application forms and further information is available from:
DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES OFFICE
Phone: 061 213098
Note: Admission to the relevant programme must be achieved by the awardee in the conventional manner with full compliance with the University of Limerick's academic admission standards.
The C-Pen Exam Reader pen scanner is an electronic pen the uses text to speech to read aloud printed text. The C-Pen Exam Reader is an orange portable, pocket-sized device that reads text out aloud with an English human-like digital voice used instead of a human reader.
This device means students who have reading difficulties such as dyslexia can independently take exams knowing that they can read and understand the questions. Students using the pen bring their own in-ear headphones to use with the reading pen via 3.5mm headphone socket. All students are given the opportunity to train on the reading pen prior to exams.
The reading pens have been used in UL for the last four years by first years through to postgraduate students. The reading pen is also available as a reasonable accommodation in the Leaving Cert resulting in more and more students entering college and university already trained on how to use the reading pen in exams.
Below is a very short video on the exam reader pen.