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 […]
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 […]
By NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran On Saturday I marched through the streets of Belfast in my second ever Pride Parade, and on Monday evening I took part in a panel discussion organised by Amnesty International as part of Féile an Phobail about the next steps to achieving Marriage Equality in Northern Ireland. So it’s no […]
By Fergal McFerran, President of NUS-USI The student movement in Northern Ireland has a history that each and every one of us can be proud of. It is a history of campaigning which at its core has the values of collectivism, equality, social justice and fairness. Those are the values on which I want […]
Throughout school, I was always interested in STEM subjects and had a passion for IT. In Year 14, I made a choice not to go to university as I felt I wasn’t ready yet and opted to go to a Further Education College, a choice that wasn’t supported by my school and I was on […]
We also provide an infrastructure that helps individual students’ unions in the North of Ireland to develop their own work through our research, training and development functions.