Welcome to USI

The student movement on the island of Ireland promotes the interests of students studying in third level colleges and universities.

On this site you’ll find information about our campaigns, our policies and our work for students, students’ unions and all of society in Ireland.


Every day we strive to meet students' needs.

We’re a proudly democratic organisation which respects students as global and local citizens.  We live our values of openness, transparency and respect every day in everything we do.

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

We develop and deliver world-class training for student sabbatical officers working on the front line supporting students.

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.

Active Campaigns

Cost of College

College fees in Ireland are the highest in Europe. USI is fighting to bring down the cost of study.

Quality Assurance

Certainty about the quality of the degree and the skills gained during a course of study is a key focus of USI.

Student Welfare

Helping students keep well and thrive during time studying is important. Mental, physical and sexual health are our focuses.