About us

We want to make sure you have a successful, fulfilling and rewarding time both at University and in the future


We are here to support the wellbeing of every student studying with the University of Plymouth. We want to make sure you have a successful, fulfilling and rewarding time both at University and in the future. We do this through helping you: to be empowered, learn and grow; be socially fulfilled; feel more financially secure and know you are supported and cared for.

We represent your views in University decisions, as well as local and national topics. We campaign for you on issues you care about, as well as providing opportunities for you to meet new people, socialise, develop your skills, campaign for change and try something new



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Together, we commit to our Purpose, and to the Values which define us and we recognise the contribution of Union staff, officers and volunteers across all departments. In our strategy to 2021, we have identified one key priority for change - to ensure that: "Every member believes the Union helps students like them have a positive and successful academic experience".

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Our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of all our members, through understanding, empowering and delivering on their needs is more than just an ideal; it's something we want to actively track and monitor to make sure we're doing all we can to achieve it.

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We live and work by our values and we take them very seriously.

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UPSU is a membership-led organisation and it’s important that our members (University of Plymouth students) know exactly how the Union runs, and through this, how to get involved. We are governed by a Constitution, which sets out the rules and processes behind everything that we do.

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By spending money at the SU you are helping students like you have a better time at Uni.

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We look after lots of spaces that are made for you.

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