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UPSU needs to do the right thing and condemn the mass killing of civilians in Palestine and call for a ceasefire.
Date created
May 29, 2024
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Our Plant-Based Universities campaign is a student-led group, currently active in over 80 universities. Portsmouth University state a clear commitment to addressing this, aiming to become one of the UK's leading universities in terms of environmental sustainability. The role of food systems within this ecological crisis has often been understated, but, in light of emerging climate science, and a rising number of global catastrophes indicating that we are in a state of climate emergency, which we can no longer ignore.
Date created
Feb 9, 2024
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The main priority is to increase biodiversity in Portsmouth. Some areas that needs attention are: - Near Burnaby and Dennis Sciama there are empty planters and trees in large empty pits. These areas could be filled with plants are flowers. - Outside of Richmond Building there are various trees amidst a great deal of paving. These pits are not planted. - Between the library and Ravelin, there is a huge area of paving. The trees do not have enough soil at their disposal. - The area around the library has a lot of empty beds where flowers could be planted.
Date created
Feb 7, 2024
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The department of Sport and Recreation have not allowed the promotion of a student event in aid of a student, Harry Magee, following an accident he had resulting in life changing injuries. This petition is to change that decision and allow sports club to promote this event across social media and all future events for Harry’s fundraising.
Date created
Feb 6, 2024
Last Update
Mar 12, 2024
Often, PGM students come from lower-income backgrounds, and as a result, the cost of living can have a significant impact on their ability to complete assessments or remain enrolled in their program. To mitigate this, it is essential to promote the availability of hardship funds and increase awareness of the support services available to students.
Date created
Jan 9, 2024
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Bring back the union bar so we can have a safe space for students to meet and host events. We want the union to become a hub of activity where students can gather, similar to the majority of other unions across the country . At the minute, it feels like wasted space, with little students utilising it. Bringing back the bar will rejuvenate our sense of community, and increase awareness and foot traffic within the union, leading to wider engagement with students overall. It would also encourage more students to join student groups, as the activities can be hosted in a known and student-focused venue.
Date created
Dec 13, 2023
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Often, PGM students come from lower-income backgrounds, and as a result, the cost of living can have a significant impact on their ability to complete assessments or remain enrolled in their program. To mitigate this, it is essential to promote the availability of hardship funds and increase awareness of the support services available to students.
Date created
Nov 20, 2023
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Hi Team, I Joined university 2 months back and very happy about the educational facilities university provide. However, there are few suggestions from myside: 1. It is good to have microwave ovens installed in the buildings, at least in the café area. 2. please help students with some free hot water in all buildings. 3. Please help students with some discounts in food items that purchase from the university café
Date created
Nov 8, 2023
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Every university building should have an easily accessible water refilling station in its foyer for students to refill water bottles
Date created
Oct 10, 2023
Last Update
Dec 1, 2023
The uni has recently decided to stop funding Adobe licenses for cci students. Adobe programs are expensive and are, in the modern era, completely necessary for these students to learn the skills that we need to succeed post grad. The university could argue that they accept submissions that aren’t made using Adobe, but (in my experience) have only given tutorials on how to use Adobe software and no other softwares. Third year students don’t have time to learn new software and given that the industry standard is Adobe, learning a new software would be useless to our future careers. The graphic design studio has no where near enough computers with Adobe installed to provide acceptable access to its students, and so those who are not fortunate enough to afford their own computers will lose out on the university provided ones. The uni has spent millions on a sports centre to increase admissions but has only afforded this at the cost of the education of current students. Education is becoming more and more for the lucky few and any future culture that we can hope to develop is being obliterated by cuts to creative subjects.
Date created
Aug 9, 2023
Last Update
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