Plymouth | South West England
Ucas code: P60
What students say about this university1130 comments (302 students)
There is a good amount of part time work available in Plymouth if you look and the cost of living is reasonable.Report
Course work deadlines often overlap very badly.Report
Good choice of photos to show off the uni spaces, good descriptions and good outlining of the course detailsReport
I lived in Alexandra Works (Mutley) which was one of the furthest away halls from the Uni but still only about 25 mins walking...
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.×
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...
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.×
Good part time work opportunities and access to cheap super markets like aldi and lidl. Good on campus shop and cafes.Report
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction87%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students25,895
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate88%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time19%
of students are part-time
Male / Female55%
of students are female
Young / Mature23%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK10%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction80%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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