Blog Archive

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

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 […]

Posted Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

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 […]

Posted Wednesday, July 1st, 2015