UPSU Strategic Plan 2015-18

The University of Plymouth Students’ Union (UPSU) is an independent, democratically led charity whose core purpose is to represent the needs of all Plymouth University students.

We have been working on the development of our new Strategic Plan since October 2014, consulting with our students, staff and trustees, as well as other key stakeholders within the University and our local community.  

Based on the extensive and thorough feedback we have received, we’ve identified six key strategic ambitions that we need to focus on to ensure that we continue to deliver our vision ‘to transform lives through experience’.  

We have also reviewed our vision, mission and values, to ensure that they are still relevant to UPSU. As a result of this process it is clear that our vision and mission are still current, however, we have refreshed our values which will be at the heart of all that we do. 

Our new Strategic Plan will need to be flexible and adaptable to our everchanging environment. We will continually consult with our students to confirm that we are on the right path and ensure that we always have a positive impact on our students’ experiences.  

We are very excited about our new Strategic Plan and confident that we will strive towards achieving our strategic goals to meet the needs of our diverse student body. 

Our six key strategic ambitions 
These areas which we will focus our priorities on over the next three years to deliver our mission.

1. Representation and Democracy

2. Participation and Engagement

3. Employability

4. Support and Wellbeing

5. Communities

6. Sustainability