Plymouth University

Plymouth | South West England

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

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    • Academic Experience

      The geography course covers a wide range of content including both physical and human geography modules. The work/ assessment...

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      2013, 1st year, Physical Geographical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      The geography course covers a wide range of content including both physical and human geography modules. The work/ assessment style has varied, from online tests, exams, coursework and primary research (interviews and land-use surveys, scientific practicals) to use of essential statistical programs and other software. The content of this course was very interesting - we studied areas ranging from culture, society and economy to river systems, ecology and glaciers. Communicate with other students rather than rely on lecturers to answer all of your questions (they cannot offer 1-1's as often as other subjects)

      2013, 1st year, Physical Geographical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Student Union

      Always something happening

      2014, 2nd year, Training Teachers Specialist

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    • The upside

      Nightlife

      2013, 1st year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Feedback on work submissions is often late or never given. Computing facilities are fairly old and very slow.

      2012, 1st year, Computer Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      Due to the wide range of options available in terms of food around the university, it is widely affordable and makes living on...

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      2013, 2nd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      Due to the wide range of options available in terms of food around the university, it is widely affordable and makes living on a budget a whole lot easier! The careers office is particularly helpful when looking for jobs, updating cvs, volunteering etc

      2013, 2nd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      lecture notes and sports equipment

      2012, 2nd year, Marine Biology

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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%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

71%

MED

Varied union activities

76%

MED

Sporty

66%

MED

Political

45%

MED

Vital stats

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

Overall student satisfaction

87%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

26,930

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

88%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

21%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

54%

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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