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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Students protest transport fare hike

Students across Northern Ireland have been taking to the streets of their local areas to make noise on the increase of public transport fares and lack of accessibility. Against the backdrop of significant cost of living pressures, as noted by NUS-USI's Cost of Survival report on student hardship, bus and...

NUS-USI launches 'Cost of Survival' Report

NUS-USI REPORT: “It's not about the cost of living, it's about the cost of survival” NUS-USI is calling for urgent support for students in higher and further education across Northern Ireland following the launch of their “Cost of Survival” report. The report found that students were left with just £29.30...

NUS-USI responds to increase in transport fares

Last week the Department for Infrastructure announced a 7% increase in transport fares from March 2023.  Chloe Ferguson, NUS-USI President responded:  “We were concerned to see the freeze on transport fares overturned by the Secretary of State and the impact this will have on our students.  We note some recognition...

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...

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