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.
The Science Learning Centre provides support to students through:
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.
PLEASE NOTE: AS A RESULT OF COVID-19 CAMPUS SHUTDOWN WE HAVE MOVED OUR SERVICES ONLINE TO THE SCIENCE LEARNING CENTRE SULIS SITE. YOU CAN ACCESS THIS AT:
The Drop-in Service: suspended on campus, and now available via our SULIS site as an appointment-based service (Spring 2020).
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: available online via our SULIS site (Spring 2020)
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
Summer 2020: support for those taking repeat assessments will be available through our SULIS site.
Details of our supports will be emailed to students. Please email Grainne.Walshe@ul.ie with specific requests.