We would like to thank all of our colleagues and students in the University of Limerick, who have provided support, ideas and inputs for enhancing learning and teaching in higher educational contexts. We would also like to acknowledge our colleagues in the Centre for Teaching and Learning – Angelica Risquez, Mary Fitzpatrick, Dearbhal Ni Chartaigh, Nyiel Kuol, Martin Walters and Gary Walsh – for the work that they have done to help enhance and facilitate so many different dimensions of effective learning. Thanks also to our colleagues Michael Morley, Noreen Heraty, Sarah MacCurtain, Eoin Reeves, Jill Pearson, Margery Stapleton, Harriet Cotter, Karen Young, Eoin Devereux, Liz Devereux, Melanie Sheridan and Bob Whelan.
Slightly further afield, the Irish Inter-University Retention Network is represented by a vibrant and groundbreaking group of people whose commitment to enhancing the student experience inspired us to write this userfriendly book. So thanks to the members of that network – Deirdre Flynn (Trinity College Dublin), Peter Carr (National University, Maynooth), Jane Crowley (University College Cork), Martina Crehan (Dublin City University), Pat Morgan (University College Galway) and Pat Shannon (University College Dublin) – for the energies they have dedicated to providing and enhancing the student experience in each of their institutions and beyond.