An NUS-USI membership affiliation referendum took place at Ulster University Students’ Union from Tuesday to Thursday this week, and NUS-USI gained a massive 90.2% mandate in the vote. This result means that UUSU will remain affiliated to NUS-USI. Olivia Potter Hughes said: “This is a fantastic result and I am delighted that UUSU has decided […]

Posted Friday, November 16th, 2018

Tomorrow an event on protecting student workers’ rights is taking place in Belfast. The event is being held by NUS-USI student movement and Prospect, BECTU and Unite trade unions at Belfast Metropolitan College. The National Society of Apprentices in Northern Ireland, UCU and QUBSU Vice President Postgraduate will also be speaking at the event. NUS-USI […]

Posted Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Following the budget announcement, NUS-USI has said that the Belfast region City Deal simply must involve additional funding for tertiary education, to deliver the skills to move the economy forward. NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes said: “The Belfast region City Deal could be transformational for the economy and for opportunities; however, it will only work effectively […]

Posted Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

At a meeting in London today of all the student movements in the UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland NUS, USI and NUS-USI have released a joint statement calling for provisions to deliver free, safe and legal access to abortion in Northern Ireland. The trilateral meeting involving these three student movements has today backed NUS-USI’s #TrustUs […]

Posted Friday, October 19th, 2018

To mark the start of the academic term, NUS-USI is now launching a student mental health hub on its website, to help students find out where to go if they want to seek assistance. Over 3,600 students in Northern Ireland took part in NUS-USI’s student wellbeing survey which led to this project found. The survey […]

Posted Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Ahead of this week’s announcement of GCSE results, NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes said it appears the potentially devastating impact of Brexit upon further education has not been addressed. She said that leaving the EU could decimate apprenticeship place numbers, because the European Social Fund is a main funding source for apprenticeships in Northern Ireland. She […]

Posted Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes has said a people’s vote referendum on Brexit is needed, because people were essentially denied the full facts and implications on leaving the EU during the 2016 referendum. It would be ludicrous to make such a major decision based upon such a narrow margin during one snapshot of opinion, and said […]

Posted Monday, August 6th, 2018

Do you have a track record of working at a senior level within democratically led organisations and civic society. Are you able to advise on the strategic direction of our organisation as well as provide help and support to a team of elected officers and the staff team.? If so, NUS-USI is now recruiting for lay […]

Posted Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

NUS-USI President Olivia Potter Hughes said NUS-USI is today taking the message around the UK that Northern Ireland needs free, safe and legal abortion provision urgently. Olivia is today attending a Demand Abortion Rights in Northern Ireland NOW rally in London and NUS-USI Women’s Officer elect Rachel Watters is speaking at a Demand Abortion Rights […]

Posted Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes has welcomed the victory in the referendum to repeal the 8th amendment saying it must lead to the delivery of free, safe, legal and local abortion access in Northern Ireland. NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes said: “Politicians in Northern Ireland and in Westminster must heed and act upon this historic result. Social […]

Posted Tuesday, May 29th, 2018