Students all have different interests and different things they want to change about the world, and you should be able to.
In order for UPSU to be able to support these fantastic ideas, we run a variety of Student Forums that bring like-minded people together to discuss similar issues and work together to achieve great things for Plymouth students!
Each Forum is run by students for students, with some staff support to offer advice and guidance. All of the Forums are open for anyone to go along to and take part in discussions, however there are 4 "Liberation Forums", that you would need to identify as a member of that group to vote in Forum decisions. Forums typically meet on a monthly basis but groups working on specific projects can meet more regularly to pursue ideas. The chair for each of the Forums are invited to attend and take part in the Union Executive Committee which votes on key issues affecting the student body.
Whether you want to get really involved by bringing something to be discussed, or you just want to come along to hear what other people are saying about issues that you care about, everyone is welcome! Just click on any of the forums below to find out more!
UPSU Democratic Structure
How are Forum Chairs elected?
The Forum Chairs are elected via a "Cross Campus Ballott", which means that any full Student can vote in an online election. In order to vote for the Chair for the 4 Liberation Forums and the Partner Institution Forum, you must identify as a member of this group to do so. This is all based on trust, and we ask that you tick a box to show that you identify as this group before you vote.
The current chairs were elected during an Election Period that took place in the third term. We still vacancies for some Forum Chair roles! If you are interested in these positions then please get in touch with the Student Voice Team!
Elections for this years Forum Chairs will take place in October. Keep an eye out for more information closer to the time!