Plymouth University

Plymouth | South West England

Varied union activities Creative City Campus 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

      lecturers are bad in some modules as they did not give ANY feedback on work, some lecturers are unorganised. group of maths was...

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      2012, 3rd year, Mathematics

      The downside

      lecturers are bad in some modules as they did not give ANY feedback on work, some lecturers are unorganised. group of maths was a bit big, not enough staff to help in tutorials. not enough computers at uni, and not enough space to work...

      2012, 3rd year, Mathematics

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    • The upside

      There are always activities for students, during the day & night. There are also many opportunities for students to take part in.

      2013, 1st year, Research & Study Skills In Education Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Nightlife

      Incredible nightlife! Tonnnnes of clubs bar and clubs.. But nothing to up market.. Nobody dresses up too much!

      2014, 2nd year, Clinical Dentistry

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    • Everyday expenses

      Cost of living in Plymouth is very low, due to the fact that everything is within walking distance. So long as you stay in the...

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      2013, 3rd year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      Cost of living in Plymouth is very low, due to the fact that everything is within walking distance. So long as you stay in the city nothing is more than a 15/20 minute walk away. And in freshers year all the uni run accommodation/halls are either on campus or a 2 minute walk from campus. Unfortunately you have to be very lucky to get any part time work in Plymouth due to the number of students there. Nights out are cheap generally drinks are under 3 wherever you go and closer to 1 on most nights if you don't mind drinking what is on offer.

      2013, 3rd year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Helping students with varied issues even beyond the call of duty.

      2013, 1st year, Technologies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Better integration between faculties

      2012, 2nd year, Geoscience

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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.

Creative

67%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

71%

MED

Varied union activities

76%

HIGH

Sporty

66%

MED

Political

45%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

85%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

28,625

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

86%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

22%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

54%

of students are female

Young / Mature

20%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

11%

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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