Cost of Survival

Students are struggling to survive in this cost of living crisis and being completely forgotten about by government. We are calling for: a student support payment, rent freeze and free transport. Sign up today!

Cost of Survival

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NUS-USI is your national union representing all university and college students in Northern Ireland.

We are unique, as one of the first organisations in Northern Ireland that was set up to work on both an all - Ireland and all – UK basis.   

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NUS-USI responds to allocation of extra student hardship funding

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons has announced an additional £2.8 million in support for higher education students studying in Northern Ireland.  Speaking after making the announcement, the Minister said: “Each year my Department makes available student support funds to the local higher education institutions for distribution to students who can demonstrate...

NUS-USI launches Cost of Survival Campaign

NUS-USI has today launched the Cost of Survival Campaign, calling for real support for students during the cost of living crisis.   Recent research of students living in the UK by NUS UK found that  A third of students are relying on credit cards to keep up with the cost of...

Economy Minister set to increase student maintenance by 40%

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons has announced a 40% increase in maximum student maintenance loans from academic year 2023/24.   The Minister has also confirmed that his Department will seek to undertake a full review of the higher education funding system, including the support provided to students such as maintenance loans,...

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