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On 19 May the Finance Minister announced £1.4 million in funding for student hardship to support them throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Responding, NUS-USI President Robert Murtagh said, “We welcome today’s announcement of £1.4 million for student hardship, which we hope will relieve some of the difficulties faced by the most vulnerable students. “Students have faced […]

Posted Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

The president of NUS-USI, Robert Murtagh, has backed a call by the Economy Minister for more national support for the local higher education sector. He says that students need a Student Safety Net and the UK government needs to commit additional funding to support the sector. “The higher education sector in NI is facing real […]

Posted Monday, May 4th, 2020


By NUS-USI Women’s Officer Jill McManus The year 2018 set the scene for a rising tide of feminist activism around sexual violence and harassment, with several high-profile sexual assault cases in Northern Ireland and Ireland, Dr Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony to the US Senate and the #MeToo movement making sexual violence a prominent discussion for […]

Posted Friday, August 23rd, 2019