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By John-Daniel Armstrong, NUS-USI Welfare Officer In March of 2017, I hit an all-time low point in my life, with little hope for the future, about to make the worst decision of my life, I attempted suicide. It wasn’t a complete shock to me that I ended up in that position, because I’d been left […]

Posted Monday, September 10th, 2018

Brexit, the term coined for the potential or hypothetical departure of the United Kingdom from the EU, is now a very real threat. The triggering of Article 50 means it’s supposedly happening, no matter what form of deal is struck on the 29th March 2019. More than 30 million people cast their vote in the […]

Posted Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Conor Loughran NUS-USI LGBT+ Officer On the night of Friday 27th July 2018 NUS-USI won an award for our contributions to the LGBT+ community in Belfast over the past year. It was my honour as LGBT+ Officer to receive the award, something which affirms for me that the past year of volunteering and hard […]

Posted Monday, July 30th, 2018

Rachel Watters   In two days’ time, voters across the Republic of Ireland will go to the polls to cast their ballots in the referendum on repeal of the 8th Amendment. This is a generation-defining referendum and polls say the result will be tight. As NUS-USI Women’s Officer elect, I want to urge all students […]

Posted Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Brexit was not my choice. It wasn’t the choice of 56% of the population of Northern Ireland, it wasn’t the choice of people my age and it wasn’t the choice of my parents. Yet here we are, being forced to leave the European Union against our will. Among those who strongly believed immigration was good […]

Posted Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Being Transgender Non-Binary at Queens By Jay Prebble, Contributor I am transgender non-binary. For those who haven’t heard that term before, it means that my gender is neither male nor female. I have felt different my entire life. I never quite fit in with either the boys or the girls. I couldn’t identify with either. […]

Posted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
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