Yesterday, Thursday 11 February 2016, Queen’s University Belfast Students’ Union held a constitutional referendum on its membership of NUS-USI. We are delighted to report that Queen’s students voted overwhelmingly in favour of reaffirming their students’ union’s affiliation to NUS-USI with a 93% vote in favour. Commenting on the news, NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran said: “I’m […]

Posted Friday, February 12th, 2016

NUS-USI has launched its student manifesto saying that to deliver a vibrant and prosperous society our politicians must place students at the centre of decision-making in Northern Ireland. NUS-USI launched the Owning Our Future manifesto asks document today at the Belfast Metropolitan College building in Titanic Quarter. The manifesto focuses on education, work and society, […]

Posted Friday, February 5th, 2016

The NUS-USI student manifesto was launched today, Friday 5 February, at an event held at Belfast Metropolitan College.

Posted Friday, February 5th, 2016

NUS-USI will be on board the campervan of dreams from Monday 1 February until Friday 5 February as the student movement undertakes a tour of campuses across Northern Ireland to encourage students to register to vote. President of NUS-USI Fergal McFerran said: “Overall voter turnout for elections to the Assembly has dropped by over 14% […]

Posted Monday, February 1st, 2016

NUS-USI teamed up with the ‘Campervan of dreams’ for its voter registration tour across the country.  The tour took place from 1-5 February and culminated in an event at Belfast Metropolitan College on Friday 5th to launch the NUS-USI student manifesto Students from universities and colleges in Omagh, Armagh, Coleraine, L’Derry, Downpatrick and Belfast were […]

Posted Thursday, February 4th, 2016

NUS-USI’s manifesto launch is happening on Friday 5 February at 11am. It is taking place at Belfast Metropolitan College’s Titanic Building, 7 Queen’s Road, Belfast BT3 9 FQ (in the conference hall) NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran will give a speech to launch NUS-USI’s manifesto asks document. The event will incorporate a range of guest speakers […]

Posted Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

  Following reports of a 21 year old woman from County Down being ordered to stand trial for taking and providing abortion inducing tablets, NUS-USI Women’s Officer Jo Gowers has again reiterated the need to change abortion legislation in Northern Ireland. NUS-USI has been campaigning alongside other organisations and activists to ensure that legislation is […]

Posted Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Congratulations to Bronagh McClarnon from Ulster University who has won the prize of a £100 book voucher having entered our Owning Our Future prize draw! Bronagh is a final year undergrad studying BSC Hons in Property Investment, appraisal and development at Jordanstown. Bronagh thinks Northern Ireland would be better for students if … “…we had […]

Posted Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

  Responding to the occupation in Queen’s University by a group of campaigners hoping to see the institution commit to divest from companies linked to fossil fuel extraction, NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran said, “A group of students had taken non-violent, direct action to take a principled stand for something they care passionately about. Something we […]

Posted Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Following the Belfast High Court ruling that Northern Ireland’s abortion legislation is in breach of human rights law, NUS-USI Women’s Officer Jo Gowers said this clearly illustrates the urgent need for a change in legislation on abortion. NUS-USI has been working to deliver a change in the abortion law, and believes that it is essential […]

Posted Monday, November 30th, 2015
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