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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

By Richard Moorehead, NUS-USI Disabled Students’ Officer The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is what has been decided to replace the Disabled Living Allowance Scheme (DLA), but what exactly does this mean for you? Although PIP is stated by as ‘not based on your condition, but on how your condition affects you’, you would think […]

Posted Monday, September 4th, 2017

By Conor Loughran NUS-USI LGBT Officer Northern Ireland is in a state of change. The legacy of our recent past has created a want for peace, for prosperity and for an end to violence and discrimination. Yet, it is 2017, and Northern Ireland remains a solitary dot on the map of Western Europe – the […]

Posted Friday, August 4th, 2017

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
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