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Northern Ireland Storemont building

We are pleased to present the OU Students Association manifesto for the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections 2022.


In our manifesto we set out our four key policy priorities for the next Northern Ireland Assembly.


Our focus is on improving access to higher education, creating parity of esteem for part-time students in the Northern Ireland student finance system, and removing barriers to participation in part-time and supported distance-learning qualifications.




OU Students Association Northern Ireland Manifesto


We want OU students in Northern Ireland to get behind this manifesto and help us to raise awareness of our manifesto among all candidates in these elections. There are OU students in every constituency across Northern Ireland, and that gives you a powerful voice to bring the issues that impact your student experience to the attention of politicians.


See how you can get involved below:


Tweet your support:

I’m calling on all #NorthernIrelandAssembly candidates to support the @OUStudents policy priorities if elected. Make part-time distance-learning study more accessible and help students of all ages & backgrounds to achieve their potential #PartTimeMatters


Register to vote:

Make sure you are registered to vote in the 2022 Northern Ireland Assembly elections.

Register to vote

The deadline to register for the May 5th election is Thursday 14th April 2022.


Register for a postal vote:

You can register to vote by post, meaning that you don’t have to go to a polling station on election day.

Register for a postal/proxy vote

The deadline to register for a postal or proxy vote for the May 5th election is 5pm on 12th April 2022.