Blog Archive

By Olivia Potter-Hughes, NUS-USI President From 25 November until 10 December, activists across the world come together to carry out 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence, symbolically linking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to International Human Rights Day. This year, NUS-USI will be running a blog series throughout […]

Posted Saturday, November 25th, 2017

When I was elected as LGBT Officer, I had an idea of what I wanted to achieve. Marriage equality, the end to the blood ban, and combatting the mental health crisis in Northern Ireland. As the months went by however, I met hundreds of new people and heard their stories which moulded my campaign into […]

Posted Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

When I enrolled in Belfast Metropolitan College, I wasn’t signing up to buy a product. I was signing up to learn, to challenge myself and to choose a direction for my life. When I enrolled to do a politics degree at Queen’s University Belfast I wasn’t signing up to be a consumer, to buy a […]

Posted Thursday, November 16th, 2017

By Leo Quinn, former Belfast Met SU LGBT Officer and current Disabled Students’ Officer Trans rights is something that is essential for many people, yet unfortunately often goes overlooked. Much of the LGBT+ community seems to have a focus on same sex marriage. While this is something we need, trans and non binary people are […]

Posted Thursday, November 16th, 2017

NUS-USI President’s Speech for USI Education Is in the Red Demo My name is Olivia and I am the President of NUS-USI, the student movement in the North which represents nearly 200,000 students. We campaign for free and accessible education in Northern Ireland, where we live in an unsustainable system of loans and debt. At […]

Posted Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

By NUS-USI LGBT Officer Conor Loughran As September dawned, so too did nearly 5 weeks of touring the entirety of Northern Ireland, visiting around 40 campuses with the goal of meeting students and staff from all of our colleges and universities, as well as promoting our campaigns and inviting people to get involved in the […]

Posted Monday, October 16th, 2017