What We Do

The Union's Insights Team actively listens to the rights, needs and wants of students. 

The insights function utilises up-to-date information, key data sets and feedback from students to provide effective insights that drive our charitable work.

Contact the team by emailing: insights@upsu.net

How We Can Help

The Students' Union Insights Team facilitates a range of research activity on behalf of UPSU, the University of Portsmouth and key partners.

  • Focus groups
  • Interactive surveys
  • Market research
  • Data set analysis

Live Projects


Sabbatical Officer Review

This survey has been created to explore student perceptions of our current Sabbatical Officer (Sabbs) structure and our proposals to review and alter this for the 2020/21 academic year.

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Groups Participation

Consultation reviewing what participation opportunities the Union offers.

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Upcoming Projects


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Complete Projects


National Student Survey 2019

A national independent survey that gathers honest opinions from third (or final) year undergraduate students about their educational experience.

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Purple Wednesday

A focus group to understand student perceptions of Purple Wednesday.

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Shop Services Focus Groups

Student feedback on existing and potential for products and services offered by the Union Shop and Reception.

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Content Capture

An online survey collating feedback from students and staff on the implementation of content capture at the University of Portsmouth.

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Stressless Focus Groups

Student feedback on the provision of the Union's Stressless campaign, supporting students throughout exam periods.

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StART 2018/19

StART is the Student and Academic Representation Tool which is designed to capture the conversations, thoughts and opinions that student have on various areas of the Union and the University.

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Remote Studying Students

Online survey investigating the rights, wants and needs of remote studying students.

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Student Groups

Feedback from student focus groups on how the groups are run and how the Union can offer further support.

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Bus Service

Consultation with students to collect their feedback on changes to the University bus service.

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Use of Technology

Consultation to explore how the Union use technology to improve students’ experience

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National Student Survey 2018

A national independent survey that gathers honest opinions from third (or final) year undergraduate students about their educational experience.

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Sports Flooring

Feedback on the proposed sports hall flooring in the new Sports Centre opening September 2020

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