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UPSU Media : Show support for extended access hours

    1. Petition by

      Pure FM

The Student Activities centre at the University of Portsmouth Students' Union had opening hours of 9am-Midnight Munday-Sunday until a break in on the 5th December where 3 iMacs were stolen.

Since then, UPSU media has been struggling to run on the limited availability the area of 9am-5pm Minday-Friday. 3 months later, there is no change. 

The SAC contains radio studios for Pure FM, studios for UPSU TV to use and editing equipment, design software for The Galleon and Pugwash Magazine.

Statement from Pure FM:

Dear Listeners,

As you know, we haven't had our full timetable since 5th November 2012. This was due to a break in to the Union building, which is detailed by the Union here.

We will be broadcasting Monday-Friday 9am-5pm from Monday 14th January, but we're still working harder.

The committee are applying constant pressure onto the Union and we will be trying our best to get back to our full hours of 9am-Midnight Monday-Sunday.

If you want to show your support for the evening and weekend broadcasting, please sign the petition.

Keep listening from Monday at www.purefm.com, see us at Refreshers Fayre in the Union on Friday, and we'll keep working behind the scenes.

An update will come on Monday from the Union about the hours, which we will share with you as soon as we can.

Pure FM Committee

To:
UPSU
We implore the University of Portsmouth Students' Union to do its utmost to return SAC access for students to the normal hours of 9am-midnight, Monday-Sunday to allow UPSU Media to operate fully.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    Reasons for signing

    • David Perry HULL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Student radio experience got me most of the proper jobs I've had. Other student stations manage out of ours access with university security effectively so there are examples out there. Universities are big organisations yes, but by virtue of this you would expect professional security staff and management who should be able to handle this.

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    • Mia Obertelli NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      People often seem to forget that those volunteers who willingly give up their free time to do something that provides a service to not only the students at their university but across the country and often even beyond that, are students doing full-time degrees. Making student TV or radio or writing for a magazine, whilst providing invaluable experience, are not these students' jobs, and so they can't just spend normal working hours on them. Limiting the access these groups have to their facilities because of a crime which has already affected them is only damaging the service they can provide and probably causing ridiculous amounts of stress for people who do not need it. For Portsmouth's student media to be able to operate as best as it can, this has to change.

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    • Lord Voldemort SOUTHSEA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Muggles need to stay entertained while I take control of the world. We need student radio!

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    • A Nonymous SOUTHSEA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      As a former UPSU media volunteer, I consistently felt unsupported by the staff of the Union, there is a complete feeling if lack of trust and being treated like schoolchildren, not responsible young adults. So one reason of many is to take a step in showing that the Union actually trusts and respects it's members.

      Another reason will be that it will show they actually listen to student voice and put the students priorities first. Rather than faffing around over the wording of yet another policy, why not actually do something?

      Plus, media volunteers are ace.

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    • Jack Smith SWANSCOMBE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      This is mental. Student media has to, and always will, operate beyond 9-5. If you maintain this attitude for the sake of a few stolen Macs, your media will suffer. There are ways to improve your security without killing off your media.

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