Get Involved

It’s never too late to get involved with your SU

Whether it's your first year or your final one, it's never too late to get involved with the Students' Union.

We’re your students’ Union. We’re a charity run by students for students! And as a student of the University of Portsmouth, you’re automatically a member of the University of Portsmouth Students’ Union from your very first day. 

Try Something New

What better time to try something new than at university? We've got over 100+ student groups to get involved with and have even teamed up with the University's Sport and Recreation department to deliver competitive sport. 

If you're not sure whether something's right for you, get involved for free with our 'Give it a Go' sessions. Once we know more, we’ll let you know when these sessions can go ahead. If there's still not what you're looking for you can even start your own student group. 

Polish up that CV

Being part of a student group helps you develop all kinds of transferable skills. You can even go one step further, being part of a group's committee can help you gain important leadership, organisational and even financial skills. It helps you stand out from the crowd when you start applying for jobs.

There is also the chance for you to represent your fellow students as an Elected Officer! You can put yourself forward and run in the student elections and help be at the forefront of change at the Union and the University.

Make new friends

The Students' Union is a great place to make new friends by bonding over a shared passion.

Meet people by joining a group, getting involved as a student representative or even attending one of our many exciting events throughout the year. Check out our What's On page or like our Facebook page to get the latest updates on what's happening at The Union.

Help shape your experience

We care about making sure the student voice is heard and that you are represented. We have a number of ways you can get involved in making change and representing your peers. 

  • Become a Course Rep.
  • Make change across the student experience by submitting a Have Your Say idea.
  • Become a member of the Union Actioning Body - the group of students who review Have Your Say ideas and decide whether they can be actioned. 

Nominate yourself as an Elected Officer in the next Student Elections.

Free and impartial academic support

We want to help you have the best time at university, but we also understand that life has its ups and downs. Whether it's tension with your housemates or feeling overwhelmed with deadlines, our Advice Service is on hand to help.

So what're you waiting for? Come and get involved! 

Follow @porsmouthsu across all social media for updates on all things Union.

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