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NUS-USI LGBT+ Officer Conor Loughran has called on students here to help fund the Love Equality campaign through its new crowdfunding page. Love Equality is holding a march for marriage equality on Saturday 2 June starting from Writers’ Square in Belfast city centre. NUS-USI LGBT+ Officer Conor Loughran said: “I would call on students and […]

Posted Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

NUS-USI LGBT+ Officer Conor Loughran has called on students throughout Northern Ireland to take part in the Love Equality rally to call for marriage equality here on Saturday 2 June. NUS-USI is a member of Love Equality, the body calling for provisions to deliver equal marriage in Northern Ireland. NUS-USI LGBT+ Officer Conor Loughran said: […]

Posted Friday, May 18th, 2018

Ahead of tomorrow’s student day of action on votes at 16, NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes called for politicians in Northern Ireland to apply pressure on the Westminster government to deliver votes for people who are 16 and over in Northern Ireland as a matter of urgency. NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes said: “People aged 16 pay […]

Posted Thursday, April 26th, 2018

The National Union of Students UK, the National Union of Students Scotland and the National Union of Students Wales actively support the NUS-USI mandates regarding:  (i) the decriminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland; and (ii) solidarity with the campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment in the Republic of Ireland. Individuals who are denied abortion care […]

Posted Thursday, April 19th, 2018

On the week of the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes and a delegation of student leaders from around the UK and Ireland were in Brussels to speak to MEPs and the Michel Barnier taskforce to call for stability and guarantees about rights contained within the Belfast Agreement. The student […]

Posted Friday, April 13th, 2018

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. NUS-USI, students’ unions and students have worked tirelessly to promote peace on our campuses and in our communities. Our work predated the agreement when NUS and USI joined together in 1972 to represent students from both sides of the community. Ciaran Hanna, former NUS-USI executive […]

Posted Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes has said that government must urgently invest more in support services for victims of sexual violence and in research work around consent in Northern Ireland. NUS-USI is planning to roll-out a large survey in consent to students here later in the year. NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes said: “I call on government […]

Posted Thursday, March 29th, 2018

NUS-USI LGBT+ Officer Conor Loughran has welcomed moves to introduce marriage equality legislation for Northern Ireland through bills in the House of Commons and House of Lords. NUS-USI LGBT+ Officer Conor Loughran said: “I want to welcome the moves to try and deliver marriage equality here through bills in Westminster. I also wish to take […]

Posted Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Olivia Potter-Hughes has today been re-elected to the role of President of NUS-USI for the coming year. The election took place at NUS-USI conference which was held today and yesterday at the Everglades Hotel in Derry/Londonderry. Olivia Potter-Hughes said: “It is a massive honour to have been re-elected to be the lead voice for students […]

Posted Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

At NUS-USI annual conference taking place tomorrow and Wednesday at the Everglades Hotel in Derry, student leaders from across Northern Ireland will be debating a motion about how to deliver the funding to end tuition fees here. The motion outlines several options for delivering increased funding from tertiary education, from creating an increased regional rates […]

Posted Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
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