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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    • The upside

      Busy city with lots of students and people to meet

      2013, 1st year, Cell Biology

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    • Accommodation

      I stayed in Pilgrim Halls of Residence in an ensuite room. These halls are in the student village which is a 4 minute walk from...

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      2013, 1st year

      Accommodation

      I stayed in Pilgrim Halls of Residence in an ensuite room. These halls are in the student village which is a 4 minute walk from uni, which is great. Pilgrim is the same as Radnor and is known as one of the nicest halls. (Gilwell is known as the ghetto!). My room was a good size, had loads and loads of storage (including under the bed), and the bathroom was fine. Our kitchen was too small for 7 of us and needed updating, but we made do.

      2013, 1st year

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    • Everyday expenses

      All the big supermarkets are in Plymouth, so one can just buy all the cheap stuff from there. There is a medium sized...

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      2012, 2nd year, Civil Engineering

      Everyday expenses

      All the big supermarkets are in Plymouth, so one can just buy all the cheap stuff from there. There is a medium sized Sainsburys 3 minute walk from the Uni, and a Iceland near to that if one eats that stuff. Also a M&S 1 min away if people feel inclined for some nice food. Drinks are very cheap, especially on student nights, or nights where there are special offers, normally BOGOF. The many pubs bars and clubs offer opportunities for part time employment, however they tend to be at night time so can disrupt peoples studies if they aren't very good at not getting much sleep. There have been barely any additional costs for my course, in the first year needed to buy personal protective equipment, but that has been it so far.

      2012, 2nd year, Civil Engineering

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    • The upside

      The course has been fantastic.

      2013, 1st year, Photography

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    • The downside

      Organisation

      2013, 1st year, Adult Nursing

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    • Academic Experience

      Receive detailed feedback from lecturers and they're very willing to help offer support as well as being approachable. The...

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      2013, 2nd year, Civil Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      Receive detailed feedback from lecturers and they're very willing to help offer support as well as being approachable. The course content is focused on application to real world problems and the industry rather than focusing on memorising derivations - so we learn/remember what we'll actually need to use

      2013, 2nd year, Civil Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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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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