Junior Health Sciences Academy

What it is?

This is a virtual event, hosted by the Health Sciences Academy in conjunction with the Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board and Limerick Education Centre, and aims to provide information on careers and programmes of study in health. It took place on 28 Feb 2023.


We realise that Transition Year students cannot come to hospitals or other clinical settings for work experience, and so we have created this event to be as informative and interactive as possible, showcasing healthcare as an option for further study and career.



The event timetable is available here –  https://www.ul.ie/hsa/upcoming-events


Who is it for?

It is for Transition Year students who are curious to learn more about a career in healthcare and studying health sciences in University of Limerick.


What will students learn?

Students will hear from healthcare staff who are working in hospital and community settings describing their day, their career journey and advice for anyone interested in pursuing healthcare as a career.


They will also hear from students in University of Limerick who are studying health sciences programmes including –


  • Nursing Laboratory staff
  • Midwifery                                                                     Pharmacy
  • Medicine                                                                       Radiography
  • Physiotherapy                                                              Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy                                                 Podiatry
  • Speech and language therapy                                  Medical Social Work
  • Human nutrition & dietetics                                     Paramedic Studies
  • Occupational therapy                                                 Psychology


University of Limerick staff will also be on hand to give advice on programmes and entry requirements.


There will be guest interviews with local sports stars and students, sharing their experience of healthcare professionals and their journey. On the event day, there will be opportunities for interaction with speakers through the Q&A function and other interactive tools such as polls etc.


How can TY Coordinators and students register?

Pre-registration for TY Coordinators and students is essential for the event, and registration closes on Sunday 27 February 2022. The link to pre-register is – https://ims.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OPnDax67TyG7sbFyVxgfpQ