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As the Northern Ireland Programme for Government negotiations continue, NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has called for politicians to ensure that delivering affordable and accessible tertiary education for all is a key objective of the new Programme for Government. NUS-USI has written to all MLAs to ask them to reflect upon the key elements of NUS-USI’s […]

Posted Monday, May 16th, 2016

Ahead of Assembly election day on Thursday 5 May, NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran is issuing a call to students to get out to vote. He will be outlining the need for students to make their voices heard on polling day in a keynote speech he will deliver this evening (Tuesday 3 May) at the Queen’s […]

Posted Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

    The Northern Ireland Assembly election takes place on Thursday 5th May, with polling stations open until 10pm. We want as many students across Northern Ireland to get out to vote, so if you tweet a #Democraselfie (a picture of yourself outside your local polling station after voting) at @NUS_USI using the hashtags #OwningOurFuture […]

Posted Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Fergal McFerran has today been re-elected as president of NUS-USI at NUS-USI conference 2016 at the Armagh City Hotel. Fergal McFerran has been president since the start of July 2015, and has been re-elected to serve a second year as president. Fergal McFerran said: “It is a massive honour to have been re-elected as president […]

Posted Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

  Fergal McFerran has today been re-elected as president of NUS-USI at NUS-USI conference 2016 at the Armagh City Hotel. Fergal McFerran has been president since the start of July 2015, and has been re-elected to serve a second year as president. Fergal McFerran said: “It is a massive honour to have been re-elected as […]

Posted Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Ahead of NUS-USI’s annual conference tomorrow and Wednesday, the organisation’s president Fergal McFerran has said that investment in students is essential to build for the future and deliver crucial economic growth here. He added that if an end to tuition fees and inflationary increases in student support are not delivered, the economy here could struggle […]

Posted Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Today NUS-USI joined The Rainbow Project, Here NI, Cara-Friend, the trade union movement and Amnesty International NI to launch ‘Love Equality NI‘, a new campaign for civil marriage equality in Northern Ireland. The campaign launch took place at the LGBT centre in Belfast as campaigners, activists and supporters came together to say with one voice […]

Posted Friday, April 15th, 2016

Following the recent news that the number of nurse training places here is increasing by 100, NUS-USI has issued a call that the student nursing and midwifery bursaries must rise with inflation as many nursing and midwifery students struggle to make ends meet. NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran said: “It is essential that the financial support […]

Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2016

NUS-USI has launched an initiative to encourage students from Northern Ireland studying elsewhere to sign up for a postal or proxy vote in the forthcoming Assembly election. NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has issued guidance to students’ unions in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales to promote information on how students from Northern Ireland can gain a […]

Posted Friday, April 8th, 2016

NUS-USI has gained a very significant win on student funding, which delivers the creation of taught postgraduate loans. It is a tuition fee loan, will be non-means tested, and will be up to the value of £5,500. President of NUS-USI Fergal McFerran said: “It has become increasingly difficult for people to be able to fund […]

Posted Thursday, March 24th, 2016