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

NUS-USI LGBT+ Officer Conor Loughran has called on students here to help fund the Love Equality campaign through its new crowdfunding page. Love Equality is holding a march for marriage equality on Saturday 2 June starting from Writers’ Square in Belfast city centre. NUS-USI LGBT+ Officer Conor Loughran said: “I would call on students and […]

Posted Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

NUS-USI LGBT+ Officer Conor Loughran has called on students throughout Northern Ireland to take part in the Love Equality rally to call for marriage equality here on Saturday 2 June. NUS-USI is a member of Love Equality, the body calling for provisions to deliver equal marriage in Northern Ireland. NUS-USI LGBT+ Officer Conor Loughran said: […]

Posted Friday, May 18th, 2018

Ahead of tomorrow’s student day of action on votes at 16, NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes called for politicians in Northern Ireland to apply pressure on the Westminster government to deliver votes for people who are 16 and over in Northern Ireland as a matter of urgency. NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes said: “People aged 16 pay […]

Posted Thursday, April 26th, 2018

The National Union of Students UK, the National Union of Students Scotland and the National Union of Students Wales actively support the NUS-USI mandates regarding:  (i) the decriminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland; and (ii) solidarity with the campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment in the Republic of Ireland. Individuals who are denied abortion care […]

Posted Thursday, April 19th, 2018

On the week of the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes and a delegation of student leaders from around the UK and Ireland were in Brussels to speak to MEPs and the Michel Barnier taskforce to call for stability and guarantees about rights contained within the Belfast Agreement. The student […]

Posted Friday, April 13th, 2018