We Are Your Union
The Students’ Union is an independent charity that exists to advance your education at the University of Portsmouth through a range of exciting services and activities. Our mission is to have a positive impact with every Portsmouth student: Students are heard, students are empowered, students thrive.
Have Your Say on your student experience through our feedback system, student representatives and quality assurance programmes. We’re your voice on campus.
There are over 140 student led activities for you to get involved in (whatever your hobby!). We also have an exciting range of annual events from Freshers' Fayre to Grad Fest.
Student life isn’t all plain sailing; that’s why we have our independent student Advice Centre located at the heart of campus in the Union Building. We’re here for you, whenever and whatever the problem.
There’s more to life than just studying. It is so important to keep your health and wellbeing maintained. We have made some useful tips which we hope you will find helpful.
What benefits do you get as a member of UPSU
Full Union Members
This kind of membership automatically applies to any current student on a University of Portsmouth course as well as Union Sabbatical Officers.
No additional fees apply.
Receive Regular Updates
Right To Vote In Student Elections
Right To Join Clubs & Societies
Right to Run In Student Elections
Free Independent Advice
Students on Approved Schemes at an Associated University or College
Students studying at partner colleges, such as Sparsholt are often entitled to membership of the Student Union with some restrictions (such as being able to run in the student elections). If you are a student of a partner University/College and wish to find out more about your Student Union membership, please contact email@example.com
Right to Opt Out
Should you wish to opt out of membership you must send separate written notice (by writing or in email) to the Chair of UPSU Trustee Board and the University Data Protection Officer. If you exercise your right to opt out of membership with the Students’ Union then you will remain a non-member, withdrawing all rights of membership, for the remainder of the academic year. If you wish to opt out in subsequent years, you will need to annually write to the Lead Elected Officer to exercise your right of opt out.
Many clubs and societies have a membership cost to cover your participation in group activities. These fees vary depending on the club/group and their activity, fees cover costs such as insurance, venue hire but we do have several groups that are free to join as well as a Participation fund that you can apply for if you are struggling to find the money to join group activities
Awards and Accreditations
The Union has been part of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER® initiative since 2012. MINDFUL EMPLOYER® provides access to information and support for staff who experience stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions
How we are Run
The Board of Trustees ensures that the Union is being run and managed to a high standard.
Board Of Directors
The Board of Directors governs the Union’s trading company separately from our trustees.
There are multiple sub-committees that report to charity trustees.
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The University of Portsmouth Students’ Union has a vision of creating a positive impact with every Portsmouth student during their time at University.