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CW- Domestic Violence By Olivia Potter-Hughes, NUS-USI President For anyone who knows me, I do not generally shy away from personal conversations. I have always been if anything, a bit of an over sharer and somewhat lacking in a filter around my opinions and experiences. When I ran for NUS-USI President, I gave a speech […]

Posted Sunday, December 10th, 2017

By Jay Prebble, student at Queen’s University Belfast (pronouns they/them) Transgender (including non-binary people) come from all walks of life and backgrounds. We are a diverse, creative, productive group of individuals and despite increased visibility in recent years the trans community in Northern Ireland continues to face discrimination and marginalisation. The suffering experienced by the […]

Posted Saturday, December 9th, 2017

By Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha, Leas-Uachtarán don Gaeilge (USI Vice President for Irish Language) I’m not a hugger, which I consider one of my innate personality traits. Thinking of coming in for a good old rib-crusher? To be honest, I’d rather the handshake, formal as that might be. Hugs to me signify something special, something shared, […]

Posted Friday, December 8th, 2017

TW: Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence By Lucy Gault, Vice President Education at Queen’s University Belfast Students’ Union Remember a time when someone has lied to you. Remember when you realised they were lying to you. Remember that feeling of disappointment, then of anger. That feeling that you’d been made a fool of. That loss of […]

Posted Thursday, December 7th, 2017

By Louise Meek, NUS-USI FE Officer 6 December 1989 is a day that many remember as a horrific example of violence against women when a young man flaunting a firearm burst into a college classroom at the École Polytechnique in Montreal, Canada. The 60 odd engineering students had little time to react before the men were ordered from […]

Posted Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

By Kerry McQuillan, Deputy President, Stranmillis College Gender-based violence is a massive global issue that continues unabated in every continent, country and culture worldwide. It takes a devastating toll on women’s lives, on their families, and on society as a whole, and yet we can often be somewhat oblivious to its very existence and ignorant […]

Posted Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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