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Ahead of this week’s announcement of GCSE results, NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes said it appears the potentially devastating impact of Brexit upon further education has not been addressed. She said that leaving the EU could decimate apprenticeship place numbers, because the European Social Fund is a main funding source for apprenticeships in Northern Ireland. She […]

Posted Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes has said a people’s vote referendum on Brexit is needed, because people were essentially denied the full facts and implications on leaving the EU during the 2016 referendum. It would be ludicrous to make such a major decision based upon such a narrow margin during one snapshot of opinion, and said […]

Posted Monday, August 6th, 2018


By John-Daniel Armstrong, NUS-USI Welfare Officer In March of 2017, I hit an all-time low point in my life, with little hope for the future, about to make the worst decision of my life, I attempted suicide. It wasn’t a complete shock to me that I ended up in that position, because I’d been left […]

Posted Monday, September 10th, 2018