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

NUS-USI has welcomed proposals announced by the Irish government to mitigate potential impacts of Brexit upon tuition fees for students studying on a cross border basis in 2019. NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes said: “I am pleased that the Irish Government has provided assurances to mitigate any impact of Brexit on cross border students’ tuition fees. […]

Posted Friday, January 11th, 2019

NUS-USI has called for an immediate stop to Brexit. We believe that a people’s vote could provide an opportunity to stop the national embarrassment that is Brexit and millions of 18, 19 and 20 year olds who didn’t have a vote in the 2016 referendum must be given a referendum to vote on their country’s […]

Posted Thursday, December 13th, 2018

A survey examining non-consensual sexual experiences of students across Northern Ireland has been launched today by NUS-USI. NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes called on further and higher education students across Northern Ireland aged 16 and older to take part in the survey to provide the largest evidence base possible on the issue of consent and sexual […]

Posted Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

An NUS-USI membership affiliation referendum took place at Ulster University Students’ Union from Tuesday to Thursday this week, and NUS-USI gained a massive 90.2% mandate in the vote. This result means that UUSU will remain affiliated to NUS-USI. Olivia Potter Hughes said: “This is a fantastic result and I am delighted that UUSU has decided […]

Posted Friday, November 16th, 2018

Tomorrow an event on protecting student workers’ rights is taking place in Belfast. The event is being held by NUS-USI student movement and Prospect, BECTU and Unite trade unions at Belfast Metropolitan College. The National Society of Apprentices in Northern Ireland, UCU and QUBSU Vice President Postgraduate will also be speaking at the event. NUS-USI […]

Posted Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Following the budget announcement, NUS-USI has said that the Belfast region City Deal simply must involve additional funding for tertiary education, to deliver the skills to move the economy forward. NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes said: “The Belfast region City Deal could be transformational for the economy and for opportunities; however, it will only work effectively […]

Posted Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

At a meeting in London today of all the student movements in the UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland NUS, USI and NUS-USI have released a joint statement calling for provisions to deliver free, safe and legal access to abortion in Northern Ireland. The trilateral meeting involving these three student movements has today backed NUS-USI’s #TrustUs […]

Posted Friday, October 19th, 2018

To mark the start of the academic term, NUS-USI is now launching a student mental health hub on its website, to help students find out where to go if they want to seek assistance. Over 3,600 students in Northern Ireland took part in NUS-USI’s student wellbeing survey which led to this project found. The survey […]

Posted Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Ahead of this week’s announcement of GCSE results, NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes said it appears the potentially devastating impact of Brexit upon further education has not been addressed. She said that leaving the EU could decimate apprenticeship place numbers, because the European Social Fund is a main funding source for apprenticeships in Northern Ireland. She […]

Posted Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018