New Member Introduced


Advice NI welcomes Ulster University Students Union who have recently joined our independent advice network.
The UUSU Advice Bureau provides independent, confidential and impartial advice for students on a range of academic and welfare benefit issues. Declan Kerr, the Advice & Welfare Coordinator and Laura Neeson, the Advice & Welfare Caseworker, cover all four Ulster University campuses at Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee.
 
The impact of the implementation of Welfare Reform and Universal Credit has had many repercussions for people in receipt of legacy and income-based benefits. The UUSU Advice Bureau staff are equipped with professional qualifications, and can help and assist with issues arising from these changes. They also have staff who are trained and professionally qualified to provide advocacy support and representation at tribunals if required and are also able to complete PIP and ESA forms.
 
The primary goal of the Ulster University Students’ Union Advice Bureau is to enhance the student experience by providing independent, impartial and unbiased advice, guidance and support to their students that is both free and confidential. They aim to empower students with practical and realistic solutions to their presenting and priority issues.
 
For further information, check out their website;
https://www.uusu.org/advice/