A modern uni with plenty of facilities which aid in your development an study. Located in the city centre on its own campus is a major plus allowing quick and easy access to major shops and the amazing waterfront of the city.
The campus is amazing as it is compact yet still contains a huge library, lots of cafes, an amazing Students Union and lots of outside seating. However, what really lets down the high standards of the University is how poor the Wifi is. Some halls barely get any and have to rely on Ethernet.
Everything is compact and close together so no late runs between everywhere.
SU is right in the centre of campus so it's ideal for a meeting point for any occasion.
Wifi is everywhere and normally fast as hell, not experienced any down service myself but friends struggle with it, I must be lucky or vice versa.
Facilities around campus are brilliant, although they can get very busy. Clubs and societies are fun and sometimes very useful accompaniments to your course, would definitely recommend signing up to at least one society, student union has a good atmosphere and regularly hosts events, drinks are relatively cheap compared to the town, careers service is helpful and will try and support you to find jobs that fit around your studies, and will also help you in preparing for a career after university, the Internet is brilliant with about 12MB/s through ethernet in the rooms and about 1-2MB/s over the WiFi that can be accessed anywhere on campus and in halls
SU is great, always loads of stuff going on. clubs are really intearactive with alot going on other than the sport too. lectures are always there to teach you, not just assess your work. the Labs and study centers are top notch with great books and facilities.
The University of Plymouth is without a shadow of a doubt the best educational institution I have ever experienced. Not only is its numerous facilities extensive and greatly helpful in helping my learning and education experience, but the opportunities it provides is also fantastic; the fact that I am typing this currently from Plymouth, NH in the United States of America currently on international exchange just epitomises the fantastic opportunities have at this institution, and the mutual respect and desire between students and professors to learn and fulfil a young persons potential is really what makes the University of Plymouth an ideal place of learning for those who wish to truly push themselves to their fullest capabilities.
Best three years of my life. Stunning city, wonderful atmosphere. Stones throw from the moors on one side and cornwall on the other side. Enough of a city atmosphere so it's bustling but not impersonal. Great place, can't wait to move back as an adult asap!
Great campus and facilities in a really nice location. Staff are helpful and really engaging. Societies and the SU are pretty good most of the time. Career planning is somewhat limited if you're not studying a buisness related degree.
If you want to do a geography or environment related course, this is THE place to be I think. The facilities are excellent and the department has an excellent, well-deserved reputation and I'm proud to be an environmental science student there. But the uni itself? If you are okay with the management spending £100,000 on a few graduation chairs and a further £300,000 on essentially a giant photo frame and are okay with rip-off halls then you will be right at home. Also, if this is the most sustainable uni in the UK, what on earth are the least sustainable ones like!?
Lovely campus, really friendly, but there could be more societies to choose from (although there is opportunity to set up your own), as there are several things I wanted to do but haven't been able to do. The wifi is generally good across campus, but I live in the student village and am unable to get wifi in my room without plugging into the ethernet (so I can't get on my phone's internet without going into the kitchen!).
Good placement of campus
Good working facilities
Amazing library and online resources
Well educated and helpful lecturers
My course is perfect for me
Fair work load and deadlines
Good nightlife for me
Good town centre
Range of supermarket shops
Cons? Halls accommodation not value for money
Could be more support for students
More information on financial and emotional support
More events could be held at the SU (got a bit quiet after freshers week)
More information on public transport around the city
Doctors is terrible
The university campus itself is quite close together which makes it easy to get to lectures. Also the university is right opposite a lot of bars and clubs which are very popular among students. Careers advice staff have been very friendly and helpful however throughout the rest of the university you still get the unhelpful stroppy reception ladies that seem to be everywhere.
Campus is great and in a great location in the city. There's so many societies that you can join with more being created every year too. Wifi is awful and doesn't work more than it does. Apparently the provider is belng changed though so should be improved.
Absolutely hate halls. Can't believe the university accommodation would integrate nursing and midwifery students with other courses. Knowing we work shifts and having different students on different courses not respecting this.
University has a great variety of halls and campus support and also has a wide variety of societies for all needs and interests. Yet the Wifi is shocking due to the speed and amount of times disconnected.
Really really really love Plymouth. Don't join the rugby society they are scum. Other than that, super friendly, social and fun university, very helpful and supportive on many levels, beautiful city, and everything that you need is in walking distance :)
Everyone I have met so far, from staff to students have all been lovely! Such a nice location too, near the main shopping centre, lots of bars, restaurants and clubs, meaning there is always something to do on and off campus
Alexandra Works in particular is pretty s**t - the reception states on the door what times it's open but no one is ever there when you need them during those times. I never got my full deposit back for "damage" which I know was already there and wasn't my fault. And I was in a flat with three Chinese third year exchange students who didn't speak much English. Finally, the lift broke and even though there is CCTV in the lift they didn't know who did it and the whole building was charged - this also happened around the time everyone was moving out and it took weeks to fix. Moving out from the fifth floor wasn't fun.
Plymouth is a proper party central ngl. The accommodation is a bit overpriced, but I love it so much as it is a growing university. Plymouth, in recent years, has had a lot of money invested into it. It is also super green which is always a plus.
Go here if you want proper ledge bants.
really like the uni everyone is really friendly and helpful and I always few safe around campus even on a night out which is important. The only fault I can think of is the poor computer use in the library. All the computers are awfully slow with some taking an hour to log on when the library is busy
The University Football Club is awful. They take your money and then don't really care if you're not good enough for one of the main teams. The staff are quite good, not great though. The SU isn't great, not particularly well loved from what I can tell. The WiFi on campus is OK sometimes, accommodation WiFi is annoying due to going down after every 10 minutes at times, and it is often labelled as 'limited'.