The national representative body for the 354,000 students in third level education on the Island of Ireland. USI's members include the affiliated Students’ Unions around Ireland, North and South.
The European Students' Union (ESU) is the umbrella organisation of 47 National Unions of Students (NUS) from 39 countries (December 2012). The NUSes are open to all students in their respective country regardless of political persuasion, religion, ethnic or cultural origin, sexual orientation or social standing. Our members are also student-run, autonomous, representative and operate according to democratic principles.