On Tuesday 3rd November Ulster University Students’ Union held a constitutional referendum asking their students whether they should remain affiliated members of NUS-USI. We are proud to report that the result was overwhelmingly in favour, with 88% of voters saying Yes to NUS-USI.   NUS-USI President, Fergal McFerran said, “I’m incredibly proud of the result […]

Posted Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

NUS-USI has been working to deliver political support for marriage equality here, and NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran, who shared his personal story last week, has welcomed the fact that today more MLAs votes yes to equal marriage than no, for the first time ever. He also said that anyone who would use a petition of […]

Posted Monday, November 2nd, 2015

NUS-USI recently met with Electrical Safety First in recently regarding private rented accommodation in Northern Ireland, and Electrical Safety First has created a survey for students who are renting from a private landlord. Participants have a chance of winning a cash prize, and the students’ union with the most entrants will win a cash prize. […]

Posted Monday, October 26th, 2015

On Wednesday 21st October we’re hosting a panel discussion at Queen’s University Students’ Union to examine the importance of Higher Education in Northern Ireland. The event will have representatives from across civic society to outline, from their perspectives, why Higher Education is of value to society in Northern Ireland. This is an opportunity for the […]

Posted Friday, October 16th, 2015

NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has backed the Northern Ireland Junior Doctors’ rally taking place on Saturday saying the Northern Ireland Executive must send a clear and unified message of opposition to the proposals of the Conservative Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. The Northern Ireland Junior Doctors’ rally is taking place at Belfast City Hall at 2pm […]

Posted Thursday, October 15th, 2015

The student movement in Northern Ireland is collectively telling MLAs that increased investment in students and our tertiary education system should be a priority for them and the Northern Ireland Executive. NUS-USI spoke at the Assembly’s Employment and Learning Committee today, Queen’s University Students’ Union did so last week and Ulster University Students’ Union are […]

Posted Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

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

How would you like a helping hand with book costs this term? 

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