University of Plymouth Students' Union
University of Plymouth Students’ Union (UPSU) is an independent registered charity that seeks to represent all the students of Plymouth University. We facilitate student representation at all levels, host the sports clubs and societies, manage campus sport facilities and provide volunteering opportunities, independent advice, entertainment, shop, accommodation, catering and bars.
We employ 75 permanent staff and around 200 casual student staff. Our turnover is around £5million each year, we make a surplus (or profit) of around £400k from our traded services, our principal funding however is an annual grant from the University, of around £1.7million.
UPSU is student led and democratic. The majority of our trustees are elected student officers and all of our major decisions are made by students. We operate with high standards and have received awards for our performance, including the Students’ Union Evaluation Initiative (SUEI) Bronze, Investors in Volunteers and Investors in People – Gold Award.