Plymouth University

Plymouth | South West England

Varied union activities 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 1130 comments (302 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      There is a good amount of part time work available in Plymouth if you look and the cost of living is reasonable.

      2012, 4th year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • The downside

      Course work deadlines often overlap very badly.

      2012, 1st year, Education Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Good choice of photos to show off the uni spaces, good descriptions and good outlining of the course details

      2016, 2nd year, Uk Legal Systems

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    • Accommodation

      I lived in Alexandra Works (Mutley) which was one of the furthest away halls from the Uni but still only about 25 mins walking...

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      2013, 3rd year, Training Teachers Primary

      Accommodation

      I lived in Alexandra Works (Mutley) which was one of the furthest away halls from the Uni but still only about 25 mins walking distance. It was good because it was a quieter area to stay in but not so good because you were futher away from most of the halls, and therefore the other students. Overall this halls of residence was ok but needed more on site staff to help with problems like our oven which broke and wasn't fixed quickly.

      2013, 3rd year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Academic Experience

      How much contact time you have varies hugely on your course. I'm on Conservation Biology and we have 6-8 hours a week this...

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      2016, 4th year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      How much contact time you have varies hugely on your course. I'm on Conservation Biology and we have 6-8 hours a week this semester, with a lot of own research (plus dissertation which equals 2 modules). However the course is very interesting, academic and can be challenging - the jump from 2nd to 3rd year is noticeable. We had one mixed module which was all coursework and varied work-related skills which was really useful. My other modules tend to be 30-70% coursework-exam split. Coursework includes essays, reports, grant proposals, posters, presentations. Feedback tends to be helpful and within 20 working days. Lecturers are prompt and helpful at responding to queries, and in-class questions and points are encouraged. When we have requested something like CV skills workshops, our course leader has organised them. Specific to my course, we had amazing field trips (included in our fees!) to Spain and Mexico, which were very educational and also brilliant for getting to know coursemates and lecturers. I've really enjoyed my course.

      2016, 4th year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      Good part time work opportunities and access to cheap super markets like aldi and lidl. Good on campus shop and cafes.

      2016, 1st year, Mechanisms & Machines

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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.

Diverse local nightlife

72%

MED

Varied union activities

77%

HIGH

Sporty

66%

MED

Political

44%

MED

Creative

65%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 81% MED
% of graduates in work or further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED

Overall student satisfaction

87%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

25,895

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

88%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

19%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

55%

of students are female

Young / Mature

23%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

10%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

80%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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