Union Actioning Body (UAB)

UPSU's UAB is the primary decision making body for all of UPSU's student ideas and democratic decisions. All student ideas which have gone through our ‘Have Your Say’ (link) process will come before UAB for discussion and approval. UAB members will then provide guidance, advice, and support to these campaigns.

Our UAB is made up of our 5 Sabbatical Officers, 5 Student Network Chairs, representatives from the 5 University Faculties, and 2 Union Chairs. A UAB Chair is also elected to ensure that the meeting runs effectively.

The UAB meets fortnightly in term time - View meetings and minutes.

Union Student Network

Our Student Networks will work to enhance diversity on campus, improve student participation, lead and drive student campaigns and provide a crucial student voice in UPSU decision making. The role of Network chair is a voluntary position. For more information, please visit the Networks Page.

  • Olly Tolu-Ogunpolu

    Title
    BAME Network Chair
    Role
  • Molly Ricketts

    Title
    Gendered Issues Network Chair
    Role
  • Izzete Encarnacion

    Title
    Global Students Network Chair
    Role
  • Kerry Houghton

    Title
    Part-Time & Distance Learners Network Chair
    Role
  • Brenda Jones

    Title
    Postgraduate & Mature Students Network Chair
    Role

Faculty Reps

Faculty Representatives are selected by members of their faculty to ensure that their students' academic interests are represented. Faculty Representatives are also voluntary positions.

  • Francesca Crabtree

    Title
    BAL Faculty Rep
    Role
  • Zain Mohammed

    Title
    Humanities Faculty Rep
    Role
  • Pia Ewens

    Title
    CCI Faculty Rep
    Role
  • Vinuri Fernando

    Title
    Science Faculty Rep
    Role
  • Jas Kaur

    Title
    SCI Faculty Rep
    Role
  • Matthew Harmen

    Title
    Technology Faculty Rep
    Role
  • Paul Ajiro

    Title
    Technology Faculty Rep
    Role

Union Chairs

Our Union Chairs also sit on UAB and ensure that student groups and sports teams have their views represented too.

  • James Brodey

    Title
    AU Chair
    Role
  • Scott Brown

    Title
    Societies Chair
    Role

UAB Chair

The UAB Chair ensures the effective running of UAB meetings and oversees UPSU's Accountability and Scrutiny Committee. This role is a voluntary position.

  • Michael Sprake

    Title
    UAB Chair
    Role

Sabbatical Officers

UAB is also supported by the Union's full-time Sabbatical Officers. Each year five Sabbatical Officers are elected by you to make positive changes to student life in Portsmouth. Sabbs are paid to spend a year leading the Union and delivering their manifesto points.

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