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NUS-USI Leader Encourages Students To Use Their Vote

NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has encouraged students to vote in the general election on Thursday, saying if students don’t, they wouldn’t have the chance to shape the future they wish to see. In early May, NUS-USI delivered thousands of leaflets and conducted a mass canvass around Northern Ireland to encourage…

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NUS-USI Say Civic Groups Could Deliver Talks Progress

NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has said it’s crucial that there is no suspension of devolution, and that politicians must reflect carefully on their responsibility to provide mature and effective leadership. NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran said, “I believe it’s time to acknowledge that despite the strong frustration felt by many due…

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Concern About Draft Programme For Government’s Lack Of Vision On Tertiary Education

NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has criticised the Executive’s latest draft Programme for Government, which was published today, for its lack of ambition on further and higher education. President of NUS-USI, Fergal McFerran, said: “I am deeply disappointed at the draft Programme for Government’s abject lack of ambition regarding further and…

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Students Set Out Their Stall To Stormont To Protect Peace Process

NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran has called for politicians here to show genuine leadership to deliver dialogue and compromise to protect peace, progress and the devolved institutions. NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran, said: “The generation to which I belong, and indeed the vast majority of students across Northern Ireland today were born…

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Students Urged To Register To Vote For Westminster Election

National Voter Registration Day is taking place tomorrow, Thursday 5 March, and NUS-USI President Rebecca Hall has encourage all students to register to vote and make their voice heard. Voter registration events are planned at students’ unions in universities and FE colleges around Northern Ireland to mark the day, and…

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Student Leader Says Votes At 16 Essential To Give Young People A Say

NUS-USI President Rebecca Hall has called for measures to be introduced to enable young people to vote from the age of 16. She said that people pay tax at the age of 16 so therefore they should have a say on how that money is spent. NUS-USI President Rebecca Hall…

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Students Bodies Welcome Equal Marriage Bill

FOLLOWING last night’s vote at Westminster which backed the equal marriage bill, NUS-USI President Adrianne Peltz said politicians in the Northern Ireland Assembly must enable equal marriage here as soon as possible to tackle inequality and show that the region is moving forward. Adrianne Peltz said: “The result at Westminster…

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