Union Actioning Body (UAB)
UPSU's UAB is the primary decision making body for all of UPSU's student ideas and democratic decisions. All student ideas which have gone through our ‘Have Your Say’ (link) process will come before UAB for discussion and approval. UAB members will then provide guidance, advice, and support to these campaigns.
Our UAB is made up of our 5 Sabbatical Officers, 5 Student Network Chairs, representatives from the 5 University Faculties, and 2 Union Chairs. A UAB Chair is also elected to ensure that the meeting runs effectively.
The UAB meets fortnightly in term time - View meetings and minutes.
Our Student Networks will work to enhance diversity on campus, improve student participation, lead and drive student campaigns and provide a crucial student voice in UPSU decision making. The role of Network chair is a voluntary position. For more information, please visit the Networks Page.
Faculty Representatives are selected by members of their faculty to ensure that their students' academic interests are represented. Faculty Representatives are also voluntary positions.
Our Union Chairs also sit on UAB and ensure that student groups and sports teams have their views represented too.
The UAB Chair ensures the effective running of UAB meetings and oversees UPSU's Accountability and Scrutiny Committee. This role is a voluntary position.
UAB is also supported by the Union's full-time Sabbatical Officers. Each year five Sabbatical Officers are elected by you to make positive changes to student life in Portsmouth. Sabbs are paid to spend a year leading the Union and delivering their manifesto points.