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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

  NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran blogs about his work so far this year. On July 1st 2015 I began my year as President of NUS-USI. Almost six months have passed and I’m pretty much halfway through my term of office so I thought it was a useful time to reflect on the work we’ve done so […]

Posted Friday, December 18th, 2015

By NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran Students’ unions can sometimes be misunderstood creatures, often ignored, and only given attention when there’s something to criticise them for. I passionately believe that students’ unions play an incredibly important role in our education system but more than that, I also believe they play an incredibly important role in enhancing […]

Posted Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Fergal McFerran is the President of NUS-USI, he tweets @FergalMcFerran.   This weekend I did something I was never sure that I’d be able to do. I got on a train and I went home to see my family. This journey home was different to all of the others I’d ever made though. It was […]

Posted Monday, October 26th, 2015
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