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Plymouth University

Plymouth | South West England

Varied union activities City Campus By the sea

Ucas code: P60

Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.
Source:Plymouth University website

What students say about this university

Dialog 1130 comments (302 students)
    • Academic Experience

      The course was fairly challenging, with a wide range of optional modules after the first year so you can focus on the things...

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      2013, 3rd year, Technologies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      The course was fairly challenging, with a wide range of optional modules after the first year so you can focus on the things most important to you. At some points the work load was difficult to manage, but never so much that it wasn't doable.

      2013, 3rd year, Technologies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Careers

      Wide variety of music in clubsEvents in clubs occur weeekly

      2016, 1st year, Pre Clinical Medicine

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    • The upside

      access information easily from lectures and extra reading

      2012, 1st year, Psychology

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    • Everyday expenses

      There are supermarkets close by and most things are within walking distance. It is easy to manage money if you have self control

      2012, 2nd year, Geoscience

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    • The downside

      The facilities like library study areas and places to sit as groups to do work.

      2013, 1st year, Environmental Sciences

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    • The upside

      Does well on having lots of clubs to go to. Everything on the campus is in really easy walking distance.

      2013, 1st year

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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
% of graduates in work or further study 94% LOW
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Student score 80% MED

Overall student satisfaction

85%

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

82%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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