Prestigious and traditional red brick Universities are great if all you’re interested in is studying. But for the most part, students finding a place which suits their personalities is just as important. That’s why I chose Plymouth.
I am an outdoor fiend: any spare time out of studying and working is spent outdoors, come rain or shine. Plymouth is named ‘Britain's Ocean City’ for a good reason. From campus you are a 10 minute walk from the sea front. It is beautiful even in the winter months.
The sports teams incorporate the culture of the University, with snow sports, surf, outdoor and adventure clubs, windsurfing, slacklining, skating… the list goes on. I love all these sports so chose to come to Plymouth even without visiting an open day. From arriving at University I was sold from the get go. The campus is easy to get around, as is the city. No need for buses or cars to get around, as everything is within walking distance (or biking or skating if that’s what you enjoy). You are in a lively student city, close to Cornish coasts, the Moors, and all things adventure.
I work the open and applicant days regularly and they are a lot of fun. As one of hundreds of Student Ambassadors who will agree with me on this, we don’t feel we need to ‘sell’ Plymouth University, as it sells itself.
If you are planning on visiting Plymouth for an open day you can be shown around the university on a campus tour. This is a great way to get to know the campus before you arrive in your first term. We also do city tours by open top bus for open days, which I would highly recommend! You will be shown the historic features of the Barbican, Royal William Yard, and the beautiful ‘Hoe’ sea front. On the day you will also be entitled to complementary food and drinks, what’s not to love?
Have a look on the University website: www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/visit for open day dates, and come and see this place for yourself!