50 Years of Students Making Change
To mark 50 years of NUS-USI representing students in Northern Ireland this event will bring together a range of speakers to consider how we learn from the past to help build the future of the student movement.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been cancelled.
Students Deserve Better.
For years people have just accepted that being a student means being broke, cold and stressed. Why does society accept this? Shouldn’t everyone have enough money to live on, the healthcare and support they need, a decent home, a say in how the world works around them, and a reason to have hope for the future? We think they do. Let’s talk about how we can change it.
Join us for a lively discussion to reflect on our past, including our (many) challenges from Government and successes in progressing our society. We will also look to the future, spotlighting our latest campaign #StudentsDeserveBetter and identifying what’s needs to change to improve the lives of students here in Northern Ireland.
The National Union of Students-Union of Students in Ireland (NUS-USI) was established in 1972 under a unique arrangement where both the British and Irish national student unions, National Union of Students (NUS) and Union of Students in Ireland (USI) respectively, jointly organised in Northern Ireland to promote student unity across the sectarian divide.
Guest speaker: Ciarán Hanna is an online journalist. He is a graduate of both UU and QUB. His UU dissertation was entitled The History and organisation of the student movement in NI 1960-1990. Ciarán was President of the then NEI Student Union (1995-97), on the UUCSU Executive (1997-98) and Deputy President of NUS-USI (97-99). He was Acting NUS-USI President at the time of the referendum on the Good Friday Agreement. He was then Chair of NUS-USI Steering Committee from 1999-2015. He was the only person ever to attend an NUS-USI Annual Conference 20 years after his first in a continuously elected capacity.