Northern Regional College Students' Union

Northern Regional College Students' Union


If you would like further information on how the Student Union works, we have set this out in our Student Constitution.
A copy of this can be viewed online via the student intranet under the Student Unionโ€™ tab or by clicking on the picture below.
Good afternoon everyone - voting is now underway for the Students' Union President Election. A direct link to the voting page is:
Copy and paste into the browser!
One vote per student! Good luck to everyone involved!

Students' Union Of Northern Regional College Please note: This site is NOT monitored 24/7.*RULES* - - No offensive or political comments.- No swearing.

This Facebook site is aimed at new and existing students at Northern Regional College aswell as those organisations in our support network. We will post information on what is going on in your student union and also information on issues which may be affecting students at present. Use this site as a point of contact with the student union and other students, find out about events, activities and f

Operating as usual


Join our Mindful Carers Project for a journey towards improved physical and emotional well-being! ๐ŸŒผ

๐Ÿ“† When: 6 weeks of 2-hour sessions via Zoom
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Starting: Monday, November 13th
๐Ÿ•’ Time: 10 AM - 12 PM

๐ŸŒŸ Our Resilience Programme Covers:
1๏ธโƒฃ Carer-specific mental health challenges and coping with change
2๏ธโƒฃ Mental and emotional resilience
3๏ธโƒฃ Stress management and self-care
4๏ธโƒฃ Understanding emotions like resentment and guilt
5๏ธโƒฃ Effective communication & healthy relationships
6๏ธโƒฃ Boosting self-esteem & confidence

This evidence-based programme caters to all caregivers. Don't miss outโ€”register now! ๐Ÿ“ฉ Email: [email protected]


๐ŸŽ‰ Newtownabbey Students, Get Ready to Mingle! ๐ŸŽ‰

Introducing Mid Week Mingle! Are you ready for some board game fun, team-building, and friendly competition? ๐ŸŽฒ๐Ÿค This is your chance to have a blast and meet new people.

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ When: Wednesday, 8th November
๐Ÿ“ Where: Room 98 (Just off the shop foyer)
โฐ Time: Drop-in sessions from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

If you're interested, please email [email protected] or simply drop by Student Services. Don't miss out on a fantastic opportunity to make new friends and enjoy some mid-week mingling! ๐Ÿค—


๐Ÿ“ข Join us for Talk Money Week 2023 - "Do one thing"! ๐Ÿ’ฐ

We're teaming up with the Money & Pensions Service this November to inspire open conversations about money. From allowances to loans, it's time to normalise financial discussions. This year, the theme is "doing one thing" to boost your financial well-being.

Lisa Burns, our student finance coordinator will be hosting Money to Study clinics at all of our campuses. Call down to have a chat with Lisa, whether it is to discuss your funding options while you study or support organisations within the local community.

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ See you there!


Photos from Northern Regional College's post 27/10/2023

๐ŸŒธ Join us today for a series of Wear it Pink events across our college campuses! ๐ŸŒธ

We're coming together to make a difference and raise funds for life-changing breast cancer research and support. Every little effort counts, and together, we can help make a big impact.


๐ŸŽ€โœจ Join Us in Supporting Cancer Focus NI's Campaign! โœจ๐ŸŽ€

Every year, 1,400 women in Northern Ireland face a breast cancer diagnosis. Cancer Focus NI provides a lifeline, offering nearly 8,000 cancer therapeutic sessions to local families, all free of charge. Their incredible work is fueled by your generosity.

This October, we're embracing the power of pink! Join us on Thursday, 26th October, from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM as we host a series of events to raise funds for this vital cause:

Thurs 26th Salon 9.30 - 1
Thurs 26th Outside staff room 9.30 - 1

Thurs 26th Salon 9.30 - 1
Thurs 26th Reception area 9.30 - 1

Thurs 26th Salon 11 - 1
Thurs 26th Foyer 11- 1 (File and Polish)
G36 11 โ€“ 1 (Gel Nails)

๐ŸŒธ Wear Pink & Donate: Encourage our amazing staff and students to wear pink and contribute to our fundraising efforts. Your small gesture can make a huge impact!

โ˜• Brewing for Good: Every cuppa counts! All proceeds from tea and coffee sold in the canteen during the event will be donated to Cancer Focus NI. So, sip your favourite brew and make a difference.

๐Ÿ’‡ Pamper for a Purpose: Our Hair Salon experts will be offering fabulous services from 11 AM to 1 PM, including blow drys, ghd curls, plaits, and upstyles. Treat yourself while supporting a great cause!

๐Ÿ’… Nails On Point: Our Beauty team will be providing file and polish services in the canteen or foyers from 11 AM to 1 PM. Get your nails done and show your support!

๐Ÿ›๏ธ Crafts for a Cause: Some of our talented lecturers and their students in Ballymoney are crafting special items to sell on the day. Stay tuned to see if there are more surprises from other campuses!

Let's paint the town pink and make a real difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer. Together, we can ensure Cancer Focus NI continues its incredible work, providing essential support to local women in need. See you in your best pink attire! ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒธ

Photos from NUS-USI's post 25/10/2023

Thank you Nus-Usi for facilitating the FE student officer campaigns training day! Our students thoroughly enjoyed their day and having the opportunity to network with students from the other FE colleges!


Have you ever been curious about where the person sitting next to you on the bus or train are going and for what purpose?

We have launched an innovative new photography competition called โ€˜Translink Connectionsโ€™ to help answer that question by challenging student and amateur photographers across Northern Ireland to capture striking and emotive images of โ€˜life connectionsโ€™ by public transport ๐Ÿ“ธ

โ„น๏ธ Find out more on our website ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ


Our Young Enterprise students are doing a great job selling their Halloween themed goodies at the Tower Centre today! Still some time to grab something, they are there until 3pm!


Things to โ€˜Ghostโ€™ this autumn!๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‘ป

Planting The Seeds Of Hope

PIPS BELFAST 028 9080 5850
PIPS DERRY 028 7122 4133
PIPS ENNISKILLEN 028 6633 9004

Photos from NUS-USI's post 18/10/2023

Is the cost-of-living crisis taking its toll? ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

Last week we launched the to colleges and universities across Northern Ireland ๐Ÿ“ข

At a time when students are struggling with rising bills, rent and juggling part-time jobs, we want to get a clear picture of how youโ€™re coping.

Complete the survey today for your chance of winning a ยฃ150 prize! ๐Ÿ’ฐ Survey only takes 10 mins.


We want to hear from you! Let us know about your induction and first few weeks at College. Complete the Student Experience Survey and be in the chance of winning a ยฃ10, ยฃ20 or even a ยฃ50 One4All Voucher! You can access the link to the survey via your College email account. Survey closes on 20 October 2023.

Photos from Aware NI's post 10/10/2023

๐Ÿ“ฃ Are you struggling with costs? HAVE YOUR SAY in our Big Student Survey ๐Ÿ“ฃ

โœ Today weโ€™re launching the survey, open to all students in Northern Ireland ๐Ÿ“ฃ This is your chance to let us know how youโ€™re coping with the cost of living, so we can continue to fight on your behalf.

We know that students are under real pressure as part of this unprecedent cost-of-living crisis. By completing the survey, your input can help us make a real difference.

PLUS enter today for your chance of winning a ยฃ150 prize! ๐Ÿ’ฐ Survey only takes 10 mins.


๐ŸŒ๐Ÿง  World Mental Health Day 2023! ๐Ÿง ๐ŸŒ

Join us in raising awareness for mental health. Let's break the stigma and support one another. As a college we prioritise your mental wellbeing and our Student Service team are here for that very reason. If you need someone to talk to or need support with your studies, we are here -

๐Ÿ’š Remember, it's okay not to be okay. Together, we can make a difference.


๐Ÿ“ฃ ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—จ๐——๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—–๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐—–๐—œ๐—Ÿ ๐—ก๐—ข๐— ๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ ๐Ÿ“ฃ

๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ Calling all students! ๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ

The time has come to make your voice heard and shape the future of our student body! ๐ŸŒŸ

Elections for student officer positions are now OPEN, and we want YOU to be a part of it. ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ“† Deadline: Monday, 16th October

Don't miss your chance to be a leader, advocate for your fellow students, and make a difference in College community. ๐Ÿ“š

Information on officer positions can be found on the students union section on the student hub.

Ready to take the first step? Complete your application form now:
๐Ÿ‘‰ Application Form


Don't miss your chance to make a difference and shape your College experience. ๐Ÿค

Nominations for Class Representative OPEN! ๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ but will close on Friday, 6th at 4 PM sharp! โฐ Don't wait, nominate yourself TODAY! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Step up, be the voice of your peers, and bring positive change to our class. ๐Ÿ“šโœจ

To nominate yourself, please email [email protected]


Shop Closes tomorrow! Don't miss out โฐโณ

Shop now at

๐Ÿ›’ Exciting News! ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

Our Online Merch Shop is OPEN for NRC Staff & Students!

Get your college-branded gear from home! Browse trendy apparel, select your size from our guide, and enjoy budget-friendly prices.

Order now at

Shop closes Friday, Sept 29. ๐Ÿ“†โŒ›


๐Ÿ“ข Attention Students ๐Ÿ“ข

It's that time of the year again! ๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ Class Representative Nominations are now OPEN! ๐ŸŒŸ

Are you ready to make a difference, be the voice of your peers, and shape the future of your class? ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ This is your chance to step up and lead!

To nominate yourself please speak to your college lecturer or email [email protected]

Nominations close on Friday 6th October ๐Ÿ“†.

Photos from Northern Regional College Students' Union's post 21/09/2023

๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒŸ Wrapping Up an Epic Freshers Event! ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿค—

As our fantastic Freshers Event comes to a close, let's take a moment to celebrate not just the event itself, but the incredible support from the exhibitors and students!

Remember, you're never alone, prioritise your well-being, seek support, embrace knowledge, and join clubs to make lasting memories!

Here's to an amazing college journey ahead! ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽ“


๐Ÿ›’ Exciting News! ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

Our Online Merch Shop is OPEN for NRC Staff & Students!

Get your college-branded gear from home! Browse trendy apparel, select your size from our guide, and enjoy budget-friendly prices.

Order now at

Shop closes Friday, Sept 29. ๐Ÿ“†โŒ›

Photos from Northern Regional College's post 18/09/2023

Another successful Infofest Freshers event! โ˜‘๏ธ


๐”๐‚๐” ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐€๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง (๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘) โ€“ ๐ˆ๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐’๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ

The College will remain open during this week (๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ).
๐…๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ-๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐…๐ฎ๐ซ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐„๐๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง classes are planned to go ahead as normal.

๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  due to take place on campus on Monday 18 September has been cancelled. The remainder of the week is currently still scheduled.

๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ-๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  and ๐„๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐…๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค classes will be postponed and rescheduled to take place from w/b 25 September.

๐…๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ-๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐‡๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐„๐๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง new and returning students, will receive a further communication about arrangements for enrolment.
Please check your email regularly for updates.

We will make every effort to keep disruption to a minimum during this period of time.

Photos from Northern Regional College Students' Union's post 14/09/2023

๐ŸŽ‰ What a week it's been at Magherafelt and Coleraine Campuses!๐ŸŽ‰

INFOFEST 2023 was a BLAST, and we couldn't be happier with the turnout!๐Ÿš€ Whether you're a returning student or brand new to our campuses, you brought the energy and excitement, and we're here for it! ๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿ’ฅ Highlights of the week:
๐ŸŒ CLUBS & SOCIETIES: Join clubs and societies which promotes your personal growth.
๐Ÿ“š ACADEMIC RESOURCES: Get the tools for a successful year.
๐Ÿ’ผ CAREER PROGRESSION: Connect with universities on the courses they have to offer.
๐ŸŒˆ WELLBEING: Explore the local services which support your mental health, sexual health and physical wellbeing.
๐Ÿ’ฐ Financial Freedom: Connect with experts and learn valuable tips on building a financial future together!

But guess what? The fun doesn't stop here! ๐Ÿ˜Ž We continue our INFOFEST next week!
๐Ÿ“† Monday 18th - Trostan Avenue
๐Ÿ“† Tuesday 19th - Coleraine
๐Ÿ“† Wednesday 20th - Newtownabbey

HUGE shoutout to our exhibitors for attending our events! See you all again next week! ๐ŸŽ‰


The Inspire Student Team are busy visiting all of our Freshers events! ๐ŸŽ‰

Don't forget to pop over and say hello to the team and find out how they can help you get the right support, at the right time!

If you are a student, don't forget you have access to their award winning hub>>>


๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŸ Exciting News! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ†

We are thrilled to announce that a talented apprentice from Northern Regional College has achieved national recognition as the Young Apprentice of the Year 2023! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ง - FULL STORY -

Meet Conor Dallas (25) from Loughguile, County Antrim, who is in his final year of Bench Joinery apprenticeship at our Ballymoney Campus. Conor's dedication and skills have earned him this prestigious honour at the Construction News Specialists gala awards dinner, held at the Hilton London Metropole. ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ–๏ธ

These awards, celebrating their 19th year, are the foremost national accolades recognising the outstanding contributions of specialist contractors and showcasing remarkable work within the construction industry. ๐Ÿ—๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Conor's journey to this achievement was marked by rigorous evaluation, with entries from all across the UK assessed by an impartial panel comprising principal contractors and industry experts. Conor stood out among the best, making it to the shortlist for the Young Apprentice of the Year category. Several months ago, he even traveled to London for an interview with the judges! ๐ŸŒ

Join us in congratulating Conor Dallas for this well-deserved recognition and for making Northern Regional College proud! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘

Photos from University of Cumbria's post 12/09/2023

INFOFEST is back and bigger than ever! ๐ŸŽ‰

We look forward to welcoming all of our new and returning students to our INFOFEST event taking place across all campus sites.
This is a great opportunity to see what the College and local community has to offer, you might also get to pick up some freebies too! ๐Ÿฅณ

Photos from Northern Regional College Students' Union's post 05/09/2023

๐ŸŽ‰ Exciting News! ๐ŸŽ‰

We are thrilled to invite you to a fantastic Infofest event coming up soon. It's the perfect opportunity to meet new people, join a club or society and find out what support is available both in College and the local community!

Don't miss out! See you there! ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽŠ

Hello and Welcome from your Student President 04/09/2023

๐Ÿ‘‹ Student President Welcome Message๐ŸŽ‰

I'm Tom, your Student President and I would like to welcome you all to the College. ๐ŸŒŸ

Whether you're new or returning, you're part of our student community! ๐Ÿซ

Our goal: Create an inclusive, supportive campus where diversity shines, ideas flow, and everyone's voice matters. ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐ŸŒ

We are here for YOU, organising events, offering resources, and representing your interests. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿค

Join clubs, get involved, and let's make this year unforgettable! ๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽ‰

Hello and Welcome from your Student President Hello and Welcome from your Student President. Tom Dornan is your Student President. Find out what he can do for you!


If you're aged between 16-25, why not take advantage of a new scheme to provide you with free condoms and lubricants?

Looking after your sexual health is important and you can find out more at


๐ŸŒˆ Save the date! Causeway Pride 2023 is happening on August 5th! Join Causeway Pride for a day of love, inclusivity, and celebration. ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Date: August 5th, 2023
๐Ÿ•’ Time: 2pm
๐Ÿ“ Location: Portrush West Strand


Calling all third-level and further education students, apprentices and supporters across Northern Ireland- we want *YOU* to join us at Belfast Pride this year to march as the collective voice of the student movement!


Whether you are an apprentice, college or university student- we want to extend a warm welcome to our Rainbow Breakfast and then Student Bloc this year in the main parade. Weโ€™ll be serving snacks, giving you the opportunity to mingle as well as getting you geared up for the main event itself. You and your loved ones are welcome to come to both parts of the day, or just one or the other depending on what suits you the best!
Pride is an opportunity to celebrate the lives of the LGBTQIA+ community, and to campaign loudly and proudly alongside them for their rights Let's start the year off as we mean to go on!
The day will kick off at 10am at McHughs Basement Bar where weโ€™ll have free food, good music and face paint We will then be walking down together to form our student bloc.
And/ Or meet us at Custom House Square at 12:30pm (we'll be the ones with the NUS-USI banner!) to get in on the fun at the student bloc before joining the main parade.
Any questions can be directed to our email [email protected]


๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ“ฑ Hey there, college applicants! ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿคฉ If you've applied for a course with us, it's time to dive into the Engage App! ๐Ÿš€โœจ Trust us, it's way more than just an appโ€”it's your portal to all college info! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ“ฒ

โšก๏ธ Download the Engage App now! โœจ๐Ÿ“ฑ Find it on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and search for NRC Engage. Get your college journey on the fast track! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ


๐ŸŒž Summer support helpline numbers ๐ŸŒž

It's time to kick back, relax and enjoy the sun! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

But remember during this summer break support is just a call away. You are not alone, so reach out whenever you need help, 24/7!

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Another successful #Infofest event today in our Ballymoney Campus. ๐ŸŽ‰Thank you to all who attended!
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