NUS-USI President, Robert Murtagh, has praised Westminster MPs who voted for amendments to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill 2019 to legislate for marriage equality and decriminalisation of abortion if the executive cannot be formed by 21 October 2019. NUS-USI continues to urge politician’s in NI to give young people and students’ hope by delivering […]

Posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes has called for politicians here to give students and young people hope for a better future by delivering a deal to restore devolved government in Northern Ireland. NUS-USI exists as part of a U.K. and all Ireland partnership with NUS and USI, and was created more than two decades before the […]

Posted Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

NUS-USI student movement has said that the tertiary education funding review chaired by Dr Philip Augar highlights the need for more funding for further education and student support. NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes said that it is crucial that Northern Ireland moves to increase funding for student support and further education colleges to tackle inequality and […]

Posted Thursday, May 30th, 2019

The President of NUS-USI, the student movement in Northern Ireland, has welcomed news that a Common Travel Area and rights agreement is being delivered at the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference today, to protect rights and cross-border mobility if and when the UK leaves the EU. NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes stated: “This is a very positive development […]

Posted Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Robert Murtagh has this afternoon been elected as the new President of NUS-USI, at NUS-USI’s annual conference at the Everglades Hotel in Derry/Londonderry. The new president will begin their term on 1 July 2019. NUS-USI President elect Robert Murtagh said: “It is an immense privilege to have been elected as the new President of NUS-USI. […]

Posted Friday, March 29th, 2019

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Posted Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

NUS-USI has welcomed new legislative provision in the Republic of Ireland that protects students from the UK against higher fees in the Republic of Ireland, which would have resulted due to Brexit. NUS-USI said that this news is a major win for the student movements across these islands who have been campaigning for a number […]

Posted Friday, March 8th, 2019

Following the announcement of Northern Ireland’s budget, NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes said the Department for the Economy must adjust investment priorities to deliver additional funding for tertiary education and apprenticeships, to help protect Northern Ireland from potential negative impacts of Brexit. NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes said: “To give Northern Ireland a chance of withstanding the […]

Posted Friday, March 1st, 2019

NUS-USI Conference this year will take place on 28th-29th March 2019 at the Everglades Hotel in Derry/Londonderry. NUS-USI is planning to publish the results of our kNOw MORE consent student survey at conference. NUS-USI Conference elects our President and some other officer positions too. Conference also provides delegates, who are students and student officers nominated […]

Posted Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Following MPs voting down the Brexit deal, NUS-USI has called for immediate action to withdraw article 50, and for a people’s vote to take place, to give people an opportunity to reflect on and reject Brexit. Olivia stated that 18, 19 and 20 year old students and others who didn’t have a vote in the […]

Posted Wednesday, January 16th, 2019