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NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has labelled an almost 60% cut by the Department of Health to nursing funding, which will impact on course provision in Northern Ireland, as disgraceful. NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran said: “I am appalled that any unelected government official could make a decision of this scale with little or no consultation with […]

Posted Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Student leaders voice collective concern regarding Brexit The leaders of the student movement from Great Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland met today in Belfast to discuss shared concerns in relation to the UK government’s proposed exit from the European Union. Fergal McFerran and Olivia Potter-Hughes (President and President-elect of NUS-USI, the student movement in Northern […]

Posted Wednesday, June 14th, 2017


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