In light of recent developments regarding Bombardier, NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes has expressed solidarity with staff, the trade union Unite, and she emphasised the need to protect the apprenticeship places there. NUS-USI and the National Society of Apprentices in Northern Ireland have been visiting FE campuses across Northern Ireland this week and have met with […]

Posted Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The new academic year has begun and over the last month NUS-USI has been busy visiting around 30 freshers’ fairs across Northern Ireland. Our student activists were thrilled to have the chance to meet new and returning students, and to find out about the issues which are important to them in the year ahead. In […]

Posted Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Following the publication of National Society of Apprentices survey findings which show that one in six apprentices surveyed do not get paid for offsite training, NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes said it is essential that all apprentices are paid for this training. Olivia said that she was deeply concerned with apprentice pay and conditions, and said […]

Posted Monday, September 18th, 2017

NUS-USI and the PSNI have worked together to create and publish a student survival guide for Northern Ireland. The guide will be distributed at freshers fairs and will be online for students to access. The guide contains a range of useful information for students to help them address money worries and other concerns they might […]

Posted Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Member unions of NUS-USI are launching an initiative called Share the gLove to promote LGBT+ rights by creating rainbow GAA gloves. The glove displays part of the rainbow flag, adopted by the LGBT+ community. Research shows that depression affects LGBT people at higher rates than the heterosexual population, and it is hoped that this initiative […]

Posted Saturday, August 26th, 2017

On the day GSCE results are published, NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes said that there are many excellent opportunities open to students no matter what results they receive. Olivia also encouraged anyone who received exam results to seek careers advice and guidance from trained advisors at their education institution or at an FE institution that they […]

Posted Thursday, August 24th, 2017

  On 15 – 16 August NUS-USI and USI hosted the second part of our summer training, SUT Plus. Student delegates took part in a real life simulation which took them through the year in the life of a student officer, including all the highs and lows that come with it. This was designed to […]

Posted Friday, August 18th, 2017

On A-Level results day NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes has encouraged all students to seek careers guidance following results. Olivia also said that whether students get the grades they wanted or not, there are education options like further education and apprenticeships that can help them move forward in the right direction. NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes said: […]

Posted Thursday, August 17th, 2017

  On 5th August 2017, thousands of people took to the streets to celebrate the largest Belfast Pride Parade ever seen. Amongst the marchers was a loud and proud student bloc led by NUS-USI and joined by members of USI and NUS UK. After the march NUS-USI LGBT Officer Conor Loughran, and Ulster University student […]

Posted Friday, August 18th, 2017

NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has labelled an almost 60% cut by the Department of Health to nursing funding, which will impact on course provision in Northern Ireland, as disgraceful. NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran said: “I am appalled that any unelected government official could make a decision of this scale with little or no consultation with […]

Posted Thursday, June 22nd, 2017