DEL CUTS – Our Voices Were Heard

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Northern Ireland’s higher and further education sector is now about £33m better off compared to the draft budget. With our #stopDELcuts campaign, we stressed the importance of education in Northern Ireland and organised a range of activities to ensure students voices were heard. We had an online and written petition that gathered around 3000 signatures. We met with the Minister for the Department for Employment and Learning to hand over the #stopDELcuts petition.

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Have a look below to see some of the feedback we received from people signing the petition. People clearly showed their anger at the severity of the proposed cuts and below is just a selection of peoples’ responses.

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We received good media coverage of our rally at the SU entrance and this was important to highlight students’ concerns with the cuts. Below is a photo from the rally.

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We submitted our consultation letter to the NI Executive highlighting the severe impacts the proposed cuts would have on education. Have a look at our consultation response here QUBSU – Response to Consultation on NI Executive Draft Budget 2015-16.

Thanks for all your support during our activities and fighting against the DEL cuts! Our voices were heard.

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