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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Young people and learners collateral damage in devastating cuts

NUS-USI has said that proposed cuts to higher and further education are set to undermine progress on widening participation and result in an exodus of young people from universities and colleges as learning becomes an “unaffordable luxury” for thousands of students in Northern Ireland.  

Press Statement | NUS-USI President Condemns Proposed Cuts to Nursing Student Places in Northern Ireland

NUS-USI is deeply concerned at the Department of Health's decision to cut the number of nursing student places in Northern Ireland.

Local Elections 2023

There are local council elections coming up on 18th May 2023 and we have made a mini manifesto for students from our Cost of Survival Report calling on candidates to use their powers if elected to stand up for students in their council area.  It is also really important you...

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...

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