What we do

NUS-USI represents the interests of around 200,000 students in Northern Ireland and campaigns to deliver the best possible deal for students on a wide range of issues relating to education, liberation, welfare and citizenship.

We also provide an infrastructure that helps individual students’ unions in the North of Ireland to develop their own work, conduct research and provide training and development functions to our membership.

We work to ensure that everyone can reach their potential through access to quality education. We campaign for free education and aim to maintain and increase financial support for FE and HE students. We also managed to ensure the best deal in the UK on EMA for students in Northern Ireland.

We are also proud members of the Love Equality coalition which campaigns for marriage equality in Northern Ireland, and a coalition with Alliance for Choice for the #TrustWomen campaign to lobby for free, safe, legal and local abortion rights.