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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 by 2021.

Your Memberships

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 Elections

  • Right To Join Clubs & Societies

  • Subsidised Membership Fees

  • Free Independent Advice

  • TOTUM Discounts

Associate Members

This kind of membership is for Union or University staff, Alumni, or students on an approved scheme at an associated University or College.

Additional fees apply.

  • Receive Regular Updates

  • Right To Vote In Elections

  • Right To Join Clubs & Societies

  • Subsidised Membership Fees

  • Free Independent Advice

  • TOTUM Discounts

Affiliate Members

This kind of membership is for any student from an institution who has an agreement with UPSU – your institution will be able to advise you if this applies.

Additional fees apply.

  • Receive Regular Updates

  • Right To Vote In Elections

  • Right To Join Clubs & Societies

  • Subsidised Membership Fees

  • Free Independent Advice

  • TOTUM Discounts

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 President of the Students’ Union and the Vice-Chancellor of the University. 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 president to exercise your right of opt out.

Fees information

Many clubs and societies have a membership cost to cover your participation in group activities. The Union subsidises some of the full member costs for student groups to keep the cost of group membership as low as possible. Associate and affiliate memberships are offered for a small fee (£45), as the Union does not receive any extra funds from the University to subsidise these types of membership. Associate and affiliate memberships (for eligible non-students) are currently only available in person from the Union Shop, upon production of valid of proof of eligibility: For Alumni – A copy of degree/award certificate or a letter from the University of Portsmouth confirming eligibility; For Affiliate students – Affiliate students: Valid student identification, or a letter from host institution, confirming eligibility; For University Staff – Green staff campus card that is in date; and for UPSU Staff – Red staff campus card that is in date.

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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.

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