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

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