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Ahead of the first budget of this new Northern Ireland Executive, we’re calling on Ministers to put their money where their mouth is. The draft programme for government aspires to a strong, balanced economy and a more equal and creative society that allows people to fulfill their potential. The Northern Ireland Executive has to invest […]

Posted Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has criticised a decision to withdraw postgraduate loan offers from 31 Northern Ireland students who began masters degrees at institutions in England in September 2016. President of NUS-USI, Fergal McFerran, said: “This is a very troubling development that could have massive negative ramifications for the 31 students affected. “I would like […]

Posted Friday, November 11th, 2016


Fergal McFerran, President of the NUS-USI during the launch of the Student Manifesto Launch at Belfast Met, Friday, Feb 5th, 2016. Photo/Paul McErlane

Fergal McFerran, NUS-USI President   Last week I received word from the Committee on Standards and Privileges that the application to form the All Party Group (APG) on Students in the Northern Ireland Assembly has been accepted. The Group are now formally allowed to meet and our plans to make sure that the voice of […]

Posted Sunday, November 13th, 2016