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The Science Learning Centre is part of the Centre for Transformative Learning at the University of Limerick. The Science Learning Centre provides support to UL students whose degree includes a science or engineering component. We also work with staff in science and engineering disciplines to develop transformative pedagogies for STEM disciplines in higher education. 

We are delighted to annouce that we will re-open in Week 3 of Autumn Semester 2021 for face to face services!

The timetable for our Drop-in service, whereby students can drop in to speak to a tutor in their area, will be made available on here, through SULIS and via email and social media at the end of Week 2. 

You can also find information on our services and digital resources at the




What we do

The Science Learning Centre provides support to students through:

  • A dedicated Drop-in Centre
  • Support tutorials for specific modules
  • Digital learning materials such as screencasts/short explanatory videos for concepts in specific modules (available via our SULIS site)
  • Online one to one booked appointments with a tutor (bookable via our SULIS site)

The Science Learning Centre aims primarily to support undergraduate students taking first year and some second year modules, although help is given whenever possible to other years also.

The Drop-in Service

Students can visit the Drop-in Centre without appointment or cost. Tutors who are specialists in the main science and engineering subjects, i.e., chemistry, physics, biology, engineering science are present to address any queries that students may have regarding science-based modules. The Drop-in service does not consist of formal tutorials or classes; rather students bring any questions they have regarding course materials, laboratory report analysis, etc. The tutors are there to assist students in developing their understanding of the basic science and engineering concepts. Students can come individually or in groups.

Support Tutorials

Support tutorials can be arranged by the Science Learning Centre to supplement timetabled module lectures and tutorials. Course material is revisited in the support tutorials, according to the areas that student are finding difficult.

Drop-in Provision for Students Taking Repeat Examinations 

This is provided in the summer months prior to the Autumn repeat examinations.

Details of our supports will be emailed to students. Please email with specific requests.





Opening Hours

The Science Learning Centre Drop-in service will re-open for the Autumn semester on Monday 20th September 2021

Room B0-021A.

See Timetable for further details