The University of Portsmouth Students' Union (UPSU) is at the heart of University life and many graduates say it was one of the highlights of their university experience. The Union offers life-changing opportunities that complement your studies. For instance,
you can have fun, relax and make friends by joining one or more of our 200 student-led societies and Athletic Union sports clubs. You can also gain fantastic experience on student-led media by writing for The Galleon newspaper or Pugwash magazine or by presenting
on our Pure FM radio station or UPSU TV channel. What's more, you can find your student voice and make your course the best it can be by becoming a Course Rep. Each year students elect five Sabbatical Officers who get paid to lead the charity and become trustees
for a whole year. Becoming an Officer offers fantastic training and experience, which you can include on your CV.
Non financial student support
We're here to support you with dedicated services all the way through university. We offer housing, academic and personal support (including disability support), chaplaincy (including dedicated facilities for various religions), counselling, health and
medical care, and childcare services.