Welcome to USI
The student movement on the island of Ireland promotes the interests of students studying in third level colleges and universities.
USI Election Nominations Now Open
Nominations to the USI Executive Team / Coiste Gnó are now open. Check out the details on congress.usi.ie
USI expresses concerns about the delay and lack of engagement with postgraduate researchers by the national PhD review
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has expressed concerns about the delay in the ongoing national review of state support for PhD researchers which was due to be completed in early 2023, and the lack of engagement with postgraduate researchers to date. In October 2022, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris announced that this vital review of
USI statement on the first anniversary of the death of Ashling Murphy
On the first anniversary of the death of Ashling Murphy, the Union of Students in Ireland is reiterating its stance that everyone in society has a role to play in ending femicide and all violence against women. USI remembers Ashling and the other 15 women who have been killed
SETUSU Students say YES to USI
USI backed by 97% of students in South Eastern TU RELEASED: 17.00 1/12/2022 The Union of Students in Ireland has welcomed the results of an affiliation referendum at the new South Eastern Technological University, in which 97.1% of students voting opted to join the national movement. Students at SETU
USI supports UCU Rising campaign, including possible strike action by staff in UK and Northern Ireland colleges
The Union of Students in Ireland supports the recent decision by members of the University and College Union (UCU) in the UK and Northern Ireland to strike if necessary, as part of actions on pay and working conditions. Just over 80 per cent of members who voted chose to
Tens of thousands of students take part in USI Student Walkout on third level campuses
Tens of thousands of students walked out of lecture halls and classrooms across Ireland at 11.11am today, as part of a Union of Students in Ireland protest at the student accommodation crisis and the excessive cost of going to college. Students left their classes and gathered with their local Students Unions officers on campuses
‘Once-off’ student fee reduction in Budget 2023 will not remove barrier of high cost of college in Ireland
This content was first published 6 months ago and may be superseded by events or new information. Please bear this in mind when evaluating this news article.Government should have made the €1,000 reduction to the Student Contribution Charge in Budget 2023 a permanent reduction in fees for all students
Student representatives gather in Dublin to lobby TDs ahead of Budget 2023
This content was first published 7 months ago and may be superseded by events or new information. Please bear this in mind when evaluating this news article. The accommodation crisis and soaring cost-of-living are among the key issues being raised by the Union of Students in Ireland at today’s (Monday) pre-budget submission lobbying day in Buswells Hotel, Dublin. USI representatives have been joined
Why Research Matters video competition 2022
This content was first published 8 months ago and may be superseded by events or new information. Please bear this in mind when evaluating this news article. The Union of Students in Ireland is delighted to run the Why Research Matters video competition 2022 in cooperation with the Irish Research
USI seeks clarity on affect ‘hugely disappointing’ IRFU ban on Trans women will have on college rugby
This content was first published 8 months ago and may be superseded by events or new information. Please bear this in mind when evaluating this news article. Contact has been made with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and Student Sport Ireland (SSI) by the Union of Students in
USI backs call for an urgent increase to postgraduate research stipends
This content was first published 8 months ago and may be superseded by events or new information. Please bear this in mind when evaluating this news article.The Union of Students in Ireland has backed a call by a PhD student collective to the Minister for Higher Education, funding agencies
Every day we strive to meet students' needs.
We proudly run events to empower and liberate students: our Pink Training event is the biggest LGBTQ+ student training event in Europe, our EMPOWER event innovates to support students from minority ethnic groups and our Women Lead events have boosted women in student leadership roles. There are dozens of events every year for thousands of students.
We train to win for our members
Each summer during SUT we provide the skills and knowledge base to make sure every student representative officer is ready to give high quality service to the students they were elected to represent. We aim to instil the courage and self-esteem to allow student officers to thrive and win for members. This exclusive member benefit is only available to member students’ unions.