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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
#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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Join us on Saturday 2 May, for the annual May Day march held in Belfast.
Fergal McFerran has been elected as next NUS-USI President at NUS-USI conference at the Hilton Hotel in Templepatrick.