Lots to do especially if you like shopping, small friendly city yet a small ferry/bus/car ride to find some amazing countryside sites and beaches.
By member511379 On 20th July 15
Study in Plymouth
Plymouth is situated on the beautiful South Devon coastline, it used to be a fishing village but has developed into an important maritime port and lively city. It is home to the University of Plymouth and Plymouth Marjon University.
University of Plymouth
The University of Plymouth is one of the biggest universities in South West England and is home to over 19,000 students. The university is particularly well known for its courses in law, psychology, geographical sciences, computing (including digital media) and computer science, fine art and art history.
Plymouth Marjon University
Plymouth Marjon University, commonly referred to as Marjon is the trading name of the University of St Mark and St John, based primarily on a single campus on the northern edge of Plymouth. The university has high-quality facilities and speciality areas are in teaching, sport, health and wellbeing, social sciences, business and performing arts some of its specialties.
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Plymouth Student Life
There’s a big student population in Plymouth and has plenty on offer from outdoor adventures and culture to restaurants and nights out. It’s a big enough city to have lots going on and all the amenities you would want but small enough to make it a friendly and accessible place to study and live.
Cost of Living
Great location near some amazing beaches and good cost of living.
By member611374 On 20th July 2015
The nights out are amazing…
The nights out are amazing there is such a wide choice and variety of places to go, they also stay open very late.
Night life is good…
Night life is good and varied!
All the main bars are in one place…
All the main bars are in one place right next to the uni so there is always a great atmosphere any day of the week.
Friendly city with large student culture…
Friendly city with large student culture, very few clubs but a large amount of pubs. Pubs on the barbican are lovely, but very expensive.
Plymouth is incredibly easy to get everywhere by foot from both university campuses. Despite being located far South West of England the city has good connections to the rest of the UK by road and rail, as well as being a short train ride from Exeter Airport. If you have time on your hands and want to save some £’s be sure to checkout Stagecoach and Mega Bus for great deals on coach trips to major UK cities.
You will find all the high street favourites at Drake Circus, Plymouth’s most popular shopping destination. Make sure to check out their student nights, where you can take advantage of student discounts, live music and giveaways. If you are looking for something a bit more alternative head to Ebrington Street, which is known as the cultural and coffee quarter of Plymouth and is super popular with students. You can find independent boutiques, vintage stores as well as cool bars, cafes and restaurants.
The Great Outdoors
Just north of Plymouth is Dartmoor National Park a vast wild open moorland, with forests, rivers, wetlands and tors to explore and their famous wild ponies roam. It is a stunning area to go for either a day’s hike or you can make it into more of an adventure by camping out.
Devon and Cornwall Beaches
Beach lovers are spoilt for choice in Plymouth! Nearby there’s Bovisand, Jennycliff and Wembury beach. If you are happy to travel a bit further afield then you have the pick of the bunch across Devon and Cornwall, which boast some of the best beaches in the country.
Closer to the city is The Hoe, which is an open green space that has a spectacular backdrop of Plymouth Sound, one of the greatest natural harbours in the world. On a sunny day, it’s a popular spot for students to take a picnic, have a bbq or go for a walk or swim and enjoy a well-earned break from the books.
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The nights out are amazing...
The nights out are amazing there is such a wide choice and variety of places to go, they also stay open very late. The city itself has pretty much any shop you could possibly need and it is very easy to get anywhere with so many buses running all the time. The train station is also very near the uni which runs all day and night to anywhere you could need to go. read more
Something for everyone...
Something for everyone in Plymouth, always something going on down the Armada or at the hoe! The hoe is beautiful! As is the Barbican! Barbican has a whole different feel to city centre! Night life is good and varied! read more
It's a great place to...
It's a great place to live uni is in the centre so everything's within 10 minutes of campus. All the main bars are in one place right next to the uni so there is always a great atmosphere any day of the week. read more
Plymouth is literally...
Plymouth is literally the best city i have been to within the United Kingdom. Its big enough to have all the city esque things, small enough not to worry about serious crime and in one of the most beautiful settings you could wish for. (the only reason i gave transport a 3 star is because i personally have no experience for it as you can get to anywhere in Plymouth really fast on foot) read more