Blog Archive

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

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
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