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  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

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 […]

Posted Saturday, January 17th, 2015