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By NUS-USI LGBT Officer Conor Loughran The Belfast Pride Parade is an incredibly important event. Not only is it a celebration of LGBT+ people and our achievements, it is also a protest against the discrimination and prejudice which affects us every day. This is a really important year for the fight for civil rights in […]

Posted Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Fergal McFerran, NUS-USI President   Last week I received word from the Committee on Standards and Privileges that the application to form the All Party Group (APG) on Students in the Northern Ireland Assembly has been accepted. The Group are now formally allowed to meet and our plans to make sure that the voice of […]

Posted Sunday, November 13th, 2016

  The outcome of the Brexit referendum was clear. The question asked us whether we wanted to remain or leave. Despite the majority of people voting to remain in both Scotland and Northern Ireland, the overall result was that the UK should leave the EU. The question we now face is ‘how’ – but this […]

Posted Sunday, September 4th, 2016

  NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran blogs about why he thinks we’re #StrongerIN and should vote to remain in the European Union.   The European Union came into existence at a time of grave uncertainty within the world. The idea of mutual respect, cooperation and ultimately, peaceful coexistence, were at the heart of the project that […]

Posted Saturday, June 18th, 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

After starting QUB in September, I was keen to join different clubs and societies in order to meet new people and experience new things. Sitting in the library one day, I saw an advertisement for Volunteer SU and their Homework Club. Having had some experience working in a local primary school whilst at school, I […]

Posted Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
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