What We Do

The Union's Insights Team actively listens to the rights, needs and wants of students. 

The insights function utilises up-to-date information, key data sets and feedback from students to provide effective insights that drive our charitable work.

Contact the team by emailing: insights@upsu.net

How We Can Help

The Students' Union Insights Team facilitates a range of research activity on behalf of UPSU, the University of Portsmouth and key partners.

  • Focus groups
  • Interactive surveys
  • Market research
  • Data set analysis

Live Projects


Waterhole Space

Focus groups to review the use of the Waterhole space

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Sports Delivery

Review of the new structure of sports delivery to ensure it is fit for purpose and suits the needs of students.

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Upcoming Projects


Trustee Board Review

To review all aspects of the Union's Board of Trustees.

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Groups Participation

Consultation reviewing what participation opportunities the Union offers.

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Under Analysis


Complete Projects


National Student Survey 2019

A national independent survey that gathers honest opinions from third (or final) year undergraduate students about their educational experience.

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Purple Wednesday

A focus group to understand student perceptions of Purple Wednesday.

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Shop Services Focus Groups

Student feedback on existing and potential for products and services offered by the Union Shop and Reception.

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Content Capture

An online survey collating feedback from students and staff on the implementation of content capture at the University of Portsmouth.

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Stressless Focus Groups

Student feedback on the provision of the Union's Stressless campaign, supporting students throughout exam periods.

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StART 2018/19

StART is the Student and Academic Representation Tool which is designed to capture the conversations, thoughts and opinions that student have on various areas of the Union and the University.

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Remote Studying Students

Online survey investigating the rights, wants and needs of remote studying students.

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Student Groups

Feedback from student focus groups on how the groups are run and how the Union can offer further support.

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Bus Service

Consultation with students to collect their feedback on changes to the University bus service.

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Use of Technology

Consultation to explore how the Union use technology to improve students’ experience

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National Student Survey 2018

A national independent survey that gathers honest opinions from third (or final) year undergraduate students about their educational experience.

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Sports Flooring

Feedback on the proposed sports hall flooring in the new Sports Centre opening September 2020

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Sabbatical Officer Review

This survey has been created to explore student perceptions of our current Sabbatical Officer (Sabbs) structure and our proposals to review and alter this for the 2020/21 academic year.

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Great Big Student Survey

We're running this survey to find out what your priorities are and to make sure we're focusing on them.

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StART Talking Week October 19

StART is the Student and Academic Representation Tool which is designed to capture the conversations, thoughts and opinions that student have on various areas of the Union and the University.

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