Why choose Plymouth?
Our student bloggers share their reasons for choosing to study at the University of Plymouth - and we join in!
#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.
#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.
#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
#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.
#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!