Who we are

The National Union of Students-Union of Students in Ireland (NUS-USI) was established in 1972 under a unique arrangement where both the British and Irish national student unions, National Union of Students (NUS) and Union of Students in Ireland (USI) respectively, jointly organised in Northern Ireland to promote student unity across the sectarian divide.

Today NUS-USI represents the interests of around 200,000 students and campaigns on their behalf in many different fields such as student hardship, health, prejudice and accommodation.

We continue to work with and be part of both the NUS on a UK level and the USI on an all-Ireland level, in order to represent students in Northern Ireland.

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

For information about the National Union of Students (NUS) see: https://www.nus.org.uk/

For information about the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) see: http://usi.ie/