On the 15th November, 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?’
The ballot, which was open between 26th – 30th November needed to reach a minimum of 649 votes to be binding.
At the close of voting the results were:
Total votes cast 1006
- For (YES): 477
- Against (NO): 519
- Abstentions: 10
With 4.7% of eligible students of the University of Plymouth voting, the outcome of this Referendum is that UPSU will not remain affiliated to NUS and will trigger the process to leave the National Union of Students, in accordance with NUS procedure.
UPSU would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part in the Referendum