Following the publication of a report on educational inequality commissioned by the Equality Commission, NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has said that scrapping tuition fees and investing more money in students could significantly help to address educational inequality. President of NUS-USI Fergal McFerran said: “This report outlines the extremely troubling educational inequalities which exist here. It […]

Posted Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

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Posted Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Following the launch of the big conversation on higher education, NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has called for stakeholders to join NUS-USI in calling for more investment in higher education to enable the scrapping of tuition fees. He said that government must invest the amount that it should in higher education, to ensure that fees can […]

Posted Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has called for politicians here to show genuine leadership to deliver dialogue and compromise to protect peace, progress and the devolved institutions. NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran, said: “The generation to which I belong, and indeed the vast majority of students across Northern Ireland today were born into a time of renewed […]

Posted Friday, September 11th, 2015

NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has said that Northern Ireland must welcome and support refugees, and said NUS-USI will be attending the Refugees Welcome rally organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and Amnesty International at Belfast City Hall on Saturday at 2.30pm. Fergal McFerran said: “This is an extremely important event, and I would […]

Posted Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Following news that Ulster University plans to cut staff numbers and lose a number of significant courses, NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has said that this move could have a devastating impact on students and on education opportunities for people here. NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran, said: “This is an extremely worrying announcement. It could have a […]

Posted Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has praised the four students training here who won medals at the WorldSkills championships in São Paulo in Brazil, saying it highlights the high attainment of students in Northern Ireland and the importance investing in vocational skills for the economy here. Four competitors who are training in Northern Ireland won medals […]

Posted Monday, August 17th, 2015

Following the announcement of A-Level results here, NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has congratulated students on their hard work, and said that tuition fees must be scrapped to remove barriers to university, so that education is about achievement not money. NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran, said: “I want to take this opportunity to very sincerely congratulate everyone […]

Posted Thursday, August 13th, 2015

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