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Referendum on the NUS affiliation to be held in 2019

Portsmouth Students' Union will hold a referendum in 2019 as to whether we should remain affiliated with the NUS.

Over a hundred students attended this year's Annual Members Meeting (AMM) on Monday the 3rd of December to review the work of the Union. 

The meeting is held annually and is an opportunity for students to understand how the Union spends its money, approve affiliations to other organisations and ask elected officers questions about their achievements and plans for the year.

One of the key points that students were asked to approve at the meeting was UPSU's affiliation with the NUS.

Students were asked: "In the 2016 NUS Referendum students voted Yes to The University of Portsmouth Students’ Unions’ affiliation to the National Union of Students (NUS). Do you still agree with the outcome of this referendum?"

The results were as listed: 

  • Total votes: 126
  • Approved: 46
  • Not approved: 67
  • Abstained: 13

The majority of students voted that they didn't approve the outcome of the last referendum, therefore a new referendum will be called in 2019.

Please keep an eye out for further communications about the upcoming NUS Referendum and contact studentfocus@upsu.net if you have any queries.

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