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Staff have voted for a second round of strike action as part of disputes over pensions, pay and working conditions. NUS-USI has expressed solidarity with University and College Union (UCU) members after they voted to strike on multiple dates throughout February and March this year. Lecturers and support staff at NI’s two universities will take […]

Posted Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Politicians today attended an event in Stormont featuring leading student representatives and representatives of academic staff to hear why a rise to tuition fees is not the answer to solving the funding shortfalls in Northern Ireland’s third level education sector. On 17 January, Arlene Foster, speaking on BBC Radio Ulster’s Inside Politics, said that the […]

Posted Thursday, February 13th, 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