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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

The student movement in Northern Ireland, NUS-USI, has backed the campaign to remain in the European Union, saying that remaining in the EU will provide students with the best educational and career opportunities and ensure Northern Ireland continues to develop a prosperous economy and a safer society. President of NUS-USI, Fergal McFerran, said: “Time and […]

Posted Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
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As the Northern Ireland Programme for Government negotiations continue, NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has called for politicians to ensure that delivering affordable and accessible tertiary education for all is a key objective of the new Programme for Government. NUS-USI has written to all MLAs to ask them to reflect upon the key elements of NUS-USI’s […]

Posted Monday, May 16th, 2016



Fergal McFerran examines some of the challenges and opportunities facing the new Minister for the Department for the Economy, which is assuming responsibility for higher and further education in the Northern Ireland Executive. A new team of Ministers have been unveiled today at the Northern Ireland Assembly, and as two fairly large remits in what […]

Posted Wednesday, May 25th, 2016