Blog Archive

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

I studied Bsc Accounting and Law at Ulster University, which was a last minute decision, as I initially wanted to study Law with Politics. Student life wasn’t easy as I worked two jobs and was on the go seven days a week. I also worked every day over Christmas which meant my studies often suffered, […]

Posted Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Stephen McKenna (31) is a mature student from Armagh living in Belfast in his 2nd year of Adult Nursing at QUB Having returned to education after working in a corporate role for a few years, I found that I got much more job satisfaction from volunteering with St John’s Ambulance and so applied to QUB […]

Posted Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

  NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran blogs about Student Volunteering Week in recognition of the impact that our student body has in society:   Northern Ireland’s collective student body is flooded with individuals who make an exceptional contribution to our society, and are all but the exception in doing so. The individuals I’m referring to are […]

Posted Thursday, February 18th, 2016

NUS-USI’s Women’s Officer Jo Gowers blogs about the current state of affairs regarding abortion legislation in Northern Ireland and the proposed amendments to the Justice Bill in Stormont on Wednesday 10th February.  Abortion can be a difficult topic to discuss anywhere, but no more so out of everywhere in the UK, than within Northern Ireland. It […]

Posted Tuesday, February 9th, 2016