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NUS-USI and UCU representing both students and academic staff in higher education reiterate our joint opposition to any increase in tuition fees in NI. The answer to the funding of higher education institutions is not to place an additional financial burden on to students. There is currently a student mental health crisis with debt and […]

Posted Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

NUS-USI President Robert Murtagh has welcomed the return of the Northern Ireland Assembly after agreement was reached on the ‘New Decade, New Approach’ Deal. The Northern Ireland Assembly is due to reconvene on Saturday 11 January at 1pm. MLAs will elect a First and Deputy First Minister, followed by a new Executive. Robert said, “Northern […]

Posted Friday, January 10th, 2020


By NUS-USI Women’s Officer Jill McManus The year 2018 set the scene for a rising tide of feminist activism around sexual violence and harassment, with several high-profile sexual assault cases in Northern Ireland and Ireland, Dr Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony to the US Senate and the #MeToo movement making sexual violence a prominent discussion for […]

Posted Friday, August 23rd, 2019