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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

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.

Posted Friday, January 16th, 2015
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