#1 - We’re invested in your future career.

Here at Plymouth, many degrees have the option of taking a placement year in industry or studying abroad. If this isn’t for you, then our Careers and Employability Hub work hard to offer you a range of work experience opportunities.

Read Amy’s Placement Experience, here.

#2 - We care about you and your health. 

At the University of Plymouth, we have a variety of Support Services to help you throughout your student journey. If it’s help with a disability, accessing support groups for Autism and ADHD, receiving Dyslexia friendly support sessions, or having options to improve your mental health and explore counselling, we have you covered every step of the way. Find a list of our services, here.

Read Gaius’ interview on mental health, here!

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#3 - We’ve achieved Silver for our Teaching Excellence

The University of Plymouth has been awarded a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.

The TEF is a government assessment of the quality of undergraduate teaching and learning in universities and other higher education providers in England.

“The University of Plymouth delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.” - TEF


I chose Plymouth hands-down because the chemistry course they offered contain a lot of practical work, and was more coursework based than the same course offered by other universities. This was exactly what I was looking for; less reliance on end of year exams and more on whether you can put the knowledge to practice in a lab.
— Joseph

Health care degrees are so varied and the lecturing staff at the University of Plymouth are diverse, specialist and are well connected in respected fields. These degrees really do offer something for everyone. If you are considering a health care degree or simply thinking about returning to university, I thoroughly recommend a Plymouth open day.
— Julie
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#4 - Become part of a diverse community.

As a University of Plymouth student, we want to make sure you’re having the best possible student experience. Our University-managed halls of residence provide a safe environment, so you can fully embrace your student experience!

Our team ‘lifestyle matches’ hall flatmates to ensure you’ll live with like-minded students. We also offer you plenty of free trips and a diverse programme of social events, so making friends has never been easier!

Live in a convenient location right on campus and never be more than a few minutes from a lecture hall, city shopping, and local cafés and bars.

Lauren says: “I currently live in student halls, and this was a great opportunity for me to get to know new people as it put me in an environment where I was required to be more social. We all try and spend as much time as possible in the kitchen and shared areas of the flat, and we’ve all gotten to know each other really well outside of our flat. Also, within the first week we made sure to get to know our neighbouring flats as well, whom we have also created friendships with – this is great because it expands our social circle.” Read her blog, here!

#5 - Live in Britain’s Ocean City!

People who live and visit here say there’s nothing quite like it - and they’re right! With the stunning waterfront, natural harbour, rich heritage, and proximity to natural wonders such as Dartmoor National Park, Plymouth is a beautiful place to live. Enjoy the best of both worlds with the second-largest shopping centre in the South West; you can pick from over 400 shops in either Drake Circus shopping mall or the pedestrianised city centre, which is filled with high street and independent shops.

Read about why Greta loves Plymouth, here.

It does feel like a holiday at times, especially with the sea being so close and all the nice views, plus the buildings on campus are so close together, with the student union right in the centre. I really like that about Plymouth; the scenery and the proximity of the buildings on campus are the main reasons I chose it in the first place.
— Sam
This part of the country has given me so much time and so many opportunities to pursue my passions in Scuba Diving and sports, whilst studying for an incredibly interesting and fulfilling degree. Physical Geography and Geology (PGG) has been the perfect course for me, teaching me the ins and outs of geology and the processes on the Earth’s surface that are intrinsically linked to the geology. My course has been full of brilliant fieldwork experiences in a huge range of places with crazy weather coming with each different trip.
— Gaius
Almost straight away when I found my course I knew that Plymouth was the place for me. But honestly, the student life, campus and city itself were just a bonus that I did not expect.
— Melanie

#6 - Win a Santander Scholarship and do something amazing!

Studying at Plymouth opens you up to a whole world of opportunity, including a Santander Scholarship. This opportunity is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to undertake a period of research, study or work-based learning in any country within the Banco Santander Network.

A minimum of 20 awards ranging from £200 - £1,000 are up for grabs and can be awarded for a variety of exciting projects!

Find out about Seren’s incredible Santander Scholarship experience, here.