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About Vegan Society

Welcome to our new Vegan Society!

This is a space for vegans and those interested or on their journey towards veganism to meet, share ideas and make friends.

We are also working with the plant based University campaign to encourage our Universities cafeterias to switch to a plant based catering system, following climate conscious research produced in Universities such as ours.

For more Info visit our Posts page.

This page has a link to officially register as a member of the society (we are free to join :) 


We have meet up events every week or fortnight, usually diner socials, brunch socials or pub socials, we work with local businesses with vegan menus to get discounts and promote their businesses.

We are hoping for a visit to an animal sanctuary soon, and when the weather is better we will be having picnic socials!

If you have any ideas for what you’d like to see happen with the society, feel free to message us.


  • You do not need to be vegan to join us
  • Students and staff are welcome, however, staff aren't able to officially sign up due to not having a student ID which is necessary for the UPSU website.
  • Our WhatsApp group and Discord server is linked in our Instagram bio
  • We also still have some committee roles available for anyone interested in joining the team.

Megan Cooper, who studied BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science here at Portsmouth, explains how to be vegan at uni in her blog.



The Vegan Society defines veganism as “a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals”. Yet, there are those who only follow the diet aspect of veganism, by having a plant-based diet without animal products. 

As well as not wanting to contribute to animal exploitation, cruelty through consumer supply and demand, many of us made the lifestyle change due to environmental concern, health and fitness benefits.

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