21 February 2018
On 21 February 2018 student leaders from across FE Colleges in NI came together for the second FE conference.
Belfast Met SU kindly hosted the event and the conference was opened by Ryan McNally, Belfast Met SU President. Ryan welcomed all delegates to the Titanic Campus and used the welcome as a supporting rally for the UCU strike which will be starting on 22 February. Ryan urged FE students to show solidarity with our HE staff comrades.
Louise Meek was re-elected as FE officer 18-19 and four students from NRC, SRC and Belfast Met were elected on to the FE committee.
In the afternoon, Caomihe Archibald, Sinn Féin MLA and John Stewart, UPP MLA joined a panel with Collette McAllister (NUS-USI Campaigns and Citizenship officer) and Robbie Young (NUSUK Society and Citizenship) to discuss the importance of #Votesat16. Each panel member shared the stance on the policy and everyone was overwhelmingly in support of a change in legislation. Delegates had an opportunity to question the panel and share their own thoughts on the issue.
Click here to see photos from the event.
#NUSUSIFE www.nus-usi.org Laura Stobo