Following a resolution of the Board of Trustees, UPSU have received notice to hold a referendum on the matter of the Students Unions’ continued affiliation to the National Union of Students (NUS)
Voting has now closed as of 12pm on 14/5/18

On the 30th April UPSU received notice, from the UPSU Board of Trustees, for a call to hold a Referendum pertaining to the Union’s affiliation to the National Union of Students (NUS).

This preceded a ballot which asked students to vote Yes or No to the following question; ‘Should the University of Plymouth Students’ Union (UPSU) continue to be affiliated with the National Union of Students (NUS)?’

The ballot, which was open between 8th – 14th May needed to reach a minimum of 649 votes to be binding.

At the close of voting the results were:

Total votes cast 1021

  • Votes For 557
  • Votes Against 441
  • Abstentions 23

With 4.7% of eligible students of the University of Plymouth voting, the outcome of this Referendum is that UPSU will remain affiliated to NUS.

UPSU would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part in the Referendum

More information about the Referendum Process can be found in the Referendum Bye-Law and Referendum Guidelines

Open Meeting Presentation. Held on Wednesday 2nd May. Download here