Plymouth University

Plymouth | South West England

Varied union activities Creative 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.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 869 comments (236 students)
    • Facilities

      As good as you'll need them to be

      2012, 2nd year, Political Systems

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    • Nightlife

      There is something for everyone.

      2014, 2nd year, Dietetics

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    • Accommodation

      The halls at Plymouth university were too expensive, despite the fact that I was in a standard room, however there are many...

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      2012, 1st year, Others In Biological Sciences

      Accommodation

      The halls at Plymouth university were too expensive, despite the fact that I was in a standard room, however there are many local landlords and letting agencies who have a range of student rooms to offer in a variety of areas of the city. The university are also very aware of the fact that they do not have enough rooms in halls for all first years so help with finding accommodation as much as possible. I've found living in a shares house with second and third years has been better than halls as it means you learn about the city and aren't as l

      2012, 1st year, Others In Biological Sciences

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    • The downside

      more sports

      2013, 1st year, Cell Biology

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    • Nightlife

      There're plenty of pubs around offering anything from a quite social atmosphere to a more alternative experience of music and...

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      2014, 2nd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

      Nightlife

      There're plenty of pubs around offering anything from a quite social atmosphere to a more alternative experience of music and dancing. There are 3 wetherspoons within walking distance from campus each offering a slightly different experience. There's an oceana for your big nights out which hosts various special events throughout the year and plenty of other smaller venues offering something for every music taste.

      2014, 2nd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      First year very easy. Could take subjects from 2nd year and have taster in first year.

      2012, 1st year, Oceanographic Survey & Monitoring

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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%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

71%

MED

Varied union activities

76%

HIGH

Sporty

66%

MED

Political

45%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

85%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

28,625

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

86%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

22%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

54%

of students are female

Young / Mature

20%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

11%

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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