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Students union leaving the National Union of Students.

Students union leaving the National Union of Students.

A students union has voted in a referendum to leave the National Union of Students (NUS).

A total of 519 out of 1,006 members of the University of Plymouth Students' Union (UPSU) voted to end its affiliation with the NUS.

Supporters said UPSU, which sent more than £57,000 to the NUS this year, could get better value for money for students by leaving.

The NUS said: "We intend to listen and we intend to change."

Supporters of the decision to leave the union said "most students do not know what the NUS is, or what it stands for".


They said that UPSU would lose some NUS services such as student discounts but it would save on affiliation fees and training costs.

UPSU president Alex Doyle said there were "significant concerns" by students about value for money from the NUS, as well as "lack of political standing and lack of support".

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