Plymouth University

Plymouth | South West England

Campus City By the sea

Ucas code: P60

Our aim is to become the enterprise university, truly business-engaging and delivering outstanding economic, social and cultural benefits from our intellectual capital - pivotal in a city acknowledged as the enterprise capital of the south west. Our main campus is set in the city, with other sites spread across the region. The university also partners with a network of local colleges.
Source:Plymouth University website

What students say about this university

Dialog 869 comments (236 students)
    • The downside

      Teaching and organisation

      2013, 1st year, Economic Policy

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    • Academic Experience

      Poor quality teaching - staff more interested in own research. Course and content depend entirely on who is in charge that year...

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      2013, 2nd year, Physical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      Poor quality teaching - staff more interested in own research. Course and content depend entirely on who is in charge that year and can range hugely. Course specific facilities are good

      2013, 2nd year, Physical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Various societies Good support system Fun events Lots of ways to get involved Brilliant resources especially the library

      2013, 1st year, Marine Biology

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    • Student Union

      The students union is ok, but isn't really in touch with what students want or need.

      2014, 2nd year, Mechanical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Student Union events

      2013, 1st year, Marine Biology

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    • Everyday expenses

      earlier info on finance available and how to get it

      2012, 1st year, Education Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

45%

MED

Creative

67%

MED

Sporty

66%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

71%

MED

Varied union activities

76%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 92% MED
Average graduate salary £19.1k MED
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

85%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

23,075

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

82%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

31%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

59%

of students are female

Young / Mature

48%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

9%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

82%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • Prestige Lecture at the National Marine Aquarium

    Prestige Lecture at the National Marine Aquarium

  • Francis Drake halls

    Francis Drake halls

  • Student Union plaza

    Student Union plaza

  • Technology

    Technology

  • Arts building

    Arts building

  • Marine Research

    Marine Research

  • Fieldwork

    Fieldwork

  • Students analysing samples

    Students analysing samples

  • Varsity Rugby

    Varsity Rugby

League table rankings

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