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Student Leader Fergal McFerran, who is President of NUS-USI, has welcomed the launch of a consultation from the Department for Employment and Learning which is examining the frequency of support payments to higher education students. Student support payments, like maintenance loans and grants are currently paid three times a year, and NUS-USI and the wider […]

Posted Monday, August 3rd, 2015

This year’s all-Ireland higher education student officer training event took place in July at Maynooth Students’ Union.   Students’ union officers travelled from colleges all over Ireland to join together for a highly intensive week of training and specialist sessions that will set them up for the year ahead.   NUS-USI is thrilled that their […]

Posted Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Trade union body, The Irish Congress of Trade Unions, and student group, NUS-USI, are today launching the first ever partnership of its kind in Northern Ireland between the trade union movement and student movement. The partnership will enable the two organisations to work collectively to create positive change on issues like education, equality matters, apprenticeships […]

Posted Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Graduating to Success is the first higher education strategy for Northern Ireland. Published in 2012, it is complemented by Access to Success, the integrated regional strategy for widening participation in higher education among those groups which are currently under-represented. Together these strategies set out a challenging vision for the future of the sector and outline […]

Posted Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

NUS-USI was well represented at the marriage equality rally which took place in Belfast city centre on Saturday 13 June. NUS-USI LGBT Officer Colin Chan said Northern Ireland must follow the lead of Ireland and Britain and deliver marriage equality. He said that failure to create measures to implement marriage equality urgently could potentially damage Northern […]

Posted Friday, June 12th, 2015

Following the DEL Minister’s launch of a consultation on financial arrangements for postgraduate and part-time students, NUS-USI President Rebecca Hall has said that any changes must robustly address the significant financial worries that exist for students in Northern Ireland. NUS-USI President Rebecca Hall said: “I will examine with interest the proposals that the Minister has […]

Posted Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

#Marchforequality NUS-USI is calling on students and young people to support a march for Civil Marriage Equality.  On June 13 a march will leave Writer’s Square, Belfast at 2pm and then a rally will take place at the front of Belfast City Hall. This action calls for legislation for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. The […]

Posted Thursday, May 28th, 2015

On May 22 voters in Ireland will take part in a national referendum on marriage equality. Since USI Congress 2012, USI has had a unanimous mandate to campaign for marriage equality. According to a number of student polls, well over 90% of students are favour of marriage equality. A poll in National University of Ireland […]

Posted Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Student voters across Northern Ireland are going to the polls today to select 18 MPs in the general election. There are 200,000 students in Northern Ireland and at the last election in Northern Ireland, only 51.3 per cent of 18-24 year olds voted. Now, we know that not all students are young people, but when such a […]

Posted Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Join us on Saturday 2 May, for the annual May Day march held in Belfast.

Posted Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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