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Applying to University of Plymouth
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192-207 UCAS Points
Average range for University of Plymouth entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning.
- OPEN DAYS:
- On-campus open days on 22nd Jun, 1st Oct, 29th Oct & 19th Nov.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- They are planning a high-quality student experience, designed on the basis of in-person, face-to-face, teaching and learning activities, supplemented with digital resources. Students, staff and visitors on campus should wear face-coverings indoors within communal areas, and outside in crowded spaces.
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good thank you nothing specific at this stage
Fantastic university with a huge range of support for everyone. The disability team also go above and beyond to ensure you are doing alright and settling in. Honestly cannot the fault my experience at the university at all.
Lack of parking is a nightmare. The university itself is nice and clean.
Good University with lots of careers events and mentoring programme. Also a lot of help for business related things. Huge range of societies and clubs (don't know what to pick!). Good Wi-Fi, never had problems! UPSU is great but I'd like a bit more non drinking daytime activities and events personally. They happen but rarely. Facilities good but cafes could have more interesting food.
Plymouth university is great, I was happy and so were my course mates. Staff turnover is low but development (sensitivity, training and experience is great). Honestly, getting your tutors and and support staff out of your inbox once in a term is the only concern:) There’s great facilities with the 24 hour library saving my degree on more than one occasion and well equipped labs and theatres. Something to note is: transport facilities can be a lurking concern if you don’t put in some thought.
too many yt ppl. the societies are DEAD. the people here aren’t bright. only reason i went here is bc i got a scholarship
A wonderful modern campus and university
The campus is all quite compact which makes it easy to navigate and get to your classes on time.
amazing university, with supportive staff who offer lots of opportunities
The student union is active and very friendly as well as the staff and students on campus itself. The prices are cheap for most products and tends to have a lively atmosphere.
Great uni. A lot to do with loads of opportunities.
The uni is alright if you are a big city person probably not the best for you.
Good amenities, support and great course-related facilities.
University is great I’ve had fun on my course met some great people too. Coursework is a lot of work but moderately easy if u have the right support.
Great community with lots of activities
City is good for students and quiet
I really enjoy the uni experience as it’s close to my accommodation and revision sources and places are great
I really like plymouth uni it’s a great location and the people are friendly and it’s modern
Good uni nice beach and seagulls
Great location and a brilliant University always has interesting events on.
Really enjoying my time at Plymouth university. Great facilities and social groups
Loving my time at the university, great balance of study and having fun
Would love if there was a partnership between the Plymouth university to allow students to join societies which aren’t available at PCA. Also if we could get adobe for free
Awesome university, lovely curry
Lectures always ready to help. Amazing library facilities and great overall.
The Plymouth University Experience Plymouth University is a university focused on not education, or even indoctrination I believe, although I have been discriminated against for my political views, having voted Lib-Dem in the previous election cycle, but tend to the slightly lean right towards the views of conservatives. And although I wish to explore my opinions and beliefs as a politics student, these talks and debates are often shut down, not by the peers I work with but by lecturers. As a member of HMAF, I am used to working long hours, and dealing with bureaucracy, so I am not new to this, nor am I new to education, having carried on my educational journey from Wales and Hereford. Furthermore, I have been in politics my whole life, due to my family connections, from Labour to independents to conservatives. My views and political opinions are put down by lecturers, with claims of “lecturing longer than I've been alive” and simply attempting to shut down discourse.
Not the greatest facilities but has most things you need. Good societies and is very social
The Uni has nice facilities and wifi that is accessible throughout campus
I love this university, I take psychology and I love my course and their is a lot of online and in person facilities. Also there’s a 24hr library.
The standard of teaching is excellent and has exceeded my expectations within the first few weeks already. The student union/societies/sports clubs are amazing. The location of a city based campus is like no other.
Could find better ways to manage covid
A mediocre university in my opinion
Seems like a decent univeristy varies by course
The University and Plymouth as a place are passable if you enjoy being by the sea. However, the staff is where a lot of the issues reside. It takes often a week or more to get any reply from lecturers or university staff, questions are often answered with short unhelpful responses, marking feedback is so minimal I feel as though I would have no idea how to improve. Lecturers use ancient PowerPoint that they didn't even create and are riddled with mistakes. Old lecture recordings are provided from years prior, often delivered by a different lecturer. Worst of all is the enrollment staff. I was not enrolled on 2 entire modules in my final year which has lead me to months of negotiation, the University wanting me to enroll again to following academic year but that not being an option for me means I will be studying an extra 4 months longer than intended, meaning I miss my regular graduation and causing many complications for me. They also enrolled me on a module I had already completed (:
Campus and it's facilities look good (we didn't get to go onto the campus as my course was completely online). There was quite a few different societies to choose from. There was very little help with careers but I am only in my first year.
Building was great though I was not able to go into it much. My society is lovely. I have never used the careers service. Internet isn't great
Overall, a pretty great University in terms of the sections.
Not really been able to experience it yet due to covid! But hopefully in September I can!
Really helpful staff, great location and good lecture rooms
A great university with plenty of campus facilities, including a 24/7 library with a large catalogue of literature, both physical and online copies. The Students' Union is also very active and involved in the academic and non-academic experiences of students. Plenty of choice of clubs and societies to choose from.
Haven’t really taken it all in yet but hopefully within the next few years I’ll be able to do that and much more.
During divide there’s not much to say as we can’t go to the campus ourself, so there’s not much to do
University is modern and the SU is cheap for drinks. It’s also easy to get into town :)
Haven't been able to visit campus a lot due to covid
Very supportive environment. For my course (MH Nursing) lecturers are very supportive considering current situations. I love this uni!!
Absolutely have loved my first year at Plymouth - even with the difficult year we have had. I really feel part of the uni and am really looking forward to a more 'normal' academic year for year 2!
Supportive staff. Nice campus, lots of clubs and societies to choose from
Good university with nice facilities
I really like going to uni here, if only it wasn't all online this year
Very helpful people, great environment, 100% recommend
An overall solid uni, some courses are better than others however ocean science has been treating me great! Cannot say anything bad about marine sciences.
Supportive staff, Good campus facilities
Great location. Very modern library.
Plymouth university is an amazing uni with an amazing campus. Student life is great and the facilities are brilliant. Likely to be a student here.
Great SU and big campus. Library is great
Good however have been appalling with covid stuff
The university campus is a lovely place to walk through and it has a brilliant library where you can study.
Overall the university of Plymouth has been great for my first year here, and the reason for not getting all 5 stars is due to Covid I haven’t got the full experience of the facilities yet.
I love it despite not being able to go on campus much the lecturers have made it the best they could
Careers Service is great for advice and finding jobs or experience which will benefit your degree. Clubs and societies have been great in the past few years but COVID has affected this. Hopefully people will be more eager to join these societies once the pandemic is over.
Due to coronavirus I have not been able to go on campus much, however the times I have been the facilities have been great. The university has done a good job making everything accessible online as well.
Plymouth University has a very good reputation and has very understanding professors
Love the university and my course
Really good i very bappy with everything
A relatively average university but I think with anything you get out what you put in. There's a wide range of clubs and societies to join. The student union team are always really friendly and offer advice that is independent from the University which is nice. The psychology department has a bunch of really friendly staff who are always willing to help.
It’s alright beautiful and peaceful city I guess
Nice campus with modern buildings and lots of facilities available to students. Lots of interesting clubs and societies to choose from too.
Love the uni, great location. Great library facilities and it’s by the coast!
Great uni, the teachers are very helpful
Great very friendly and easily application process Staff friendly and very helpful
My Computer Science course was a mostly well-run course with good, industry-relevant content. Lecturers were nice and module content was mostly fair and engaging ... minus a few exceptions. The most common recurrent teaching issue was that they kept unfairly expecting all group members of group assignments to contribute equally to all aspects of the assignment, when in practice the assignments could usually only be completed on-time by delegating specific roles to group members. We'd get unfairly disadvantaged by this in latter stages of the course. Campus facilities were really good - well equipped and maintained. The clubs and societies in particular were EXCELLENT. Huge variety on offer and each one was well-funded, so many good experiences were had there.
This university is a good university to study. It offers good facilities on-campus, the careers service offers high quality assistance and the internet/wifi is pretty good.
Lots of societies from scuba diving to underwater hokey
Everything looked good at open day. Didn't actually go though
I love the way in which the course is structured and how the spiral curriculum allows us to build up on our prior knowledge
Excellent university with easy access to the surrounding city. This can be both a blessing and a curse however because people can appear to just disappear which can be deeply horrible when your trying to make friends
Great uni to be at, personally think it’s really underrated!!
Briliiant campus, right in city centre close to train station, bus ans coach stations also close the the hoe/barbican, every thing you want is in walking distance. Wide range of sports and societies with a lot of courses having their own socs. SU events are regular and very inclusive and SU night club is also ace.
Great uni, some issues which are mainly faculty based. An example is if your doing a major and a minor you will only get help from your tutor with your major and 0 help for the minor. In my experience the lectures for my minor treated us like we didn’t count of the course, so many emails were disregarded.
The University gave me a sense of warmth and excitement. The facilities are brilliant and so broad. It is easy to find my way around the uni which makes me feel more at ease.
Plymouth was my first option best decision of my life to choose to go to this uni
Great university, definitely a place to study
Amazing friendly atmosphere with amazing courses and lectures! Truly felt like home away from home!
Very excited to start child nursing in September.
University of Plymouth is so often overlooked but I have settled in so well. Amazing location (city and sea!!), and the university have amazing support networks and facilities. The library, the lecture halls, labs and the SU are all of equal importance to your experience and they’re all welcoming and of Hugh standards. My course (Criminology) is enjoyable and is run by wonderful lecturers, I obviously can’t speak for all courses but I am so happy here. Campus is clean and picturesque, and is in walking distance of everything including accommodation for all year groups. Plymouth itself is friendly with a good night life. I promise you will not be disappointed when you come to UOP.
I was happy with my experience at Plymouth University, the degree was mostly as advertised with broken iPad pledge. Careers service was very helpful. There's societies for any interest. The campus network has poor bandwidth.
Library very clean and open long hours. Other sports facilities are nice. I find there to be a lack in the range of societies, there's a lot that are just course societies. My friends in other universities have quite fun, niche societies that this uni doesn't have. The careers service seems alright, I get a lot of emails about employment fairs and internships but I study a healthcare course so they're not really relevant to me. Eduroam works fine. A lot of people complain its slow or disconnects but not for me. Uni really seems to care alot about students well-being - lot of student support services. My biggest complaint is the fact that you're not supposed to smoke in front of the library (5 meters I believe) but there is always a lot of people smoking right outside. Nothing's ever done about it. The walkway outside the library is the central pathway within the campus so you kind of have to take that path all the time unless you want to make a long detour.
Uni is okay, not much to say. Bog standard. Lots of social events to attend to, all so much fun. Facilities open late so always great to complete work in the evening.
Good place to stuffy if you like a small city.
Fantastic university. Amazing spirts clubs and SU
I really enjoyed my course and found the lectures interactive, with a mix of practicals rather than just all lectures.
Never had issue with the internet, the SU holds good events and the campus is quite clean and relatively easy to navigate.
Super nice uni, that's very up to date and clean. Staff are all pretty friendly and the campus / city in general is a nice green place. There's all sorts of help available, almost too much, you don't know where to go to.
Sorry parent of so cant comment but from what my daughter tells me it has been excellent
Good uni with a good SU all staff friendly
Nice university. Comprehensive offerings pertaining to study and career
sadly poor course is being discontinued, only a handful of us doing it very disapointed
would avoid Plymouth at all cost, the council are greedy and will find multiple ways steel your money plain and simple when you can't pay the overinflated prices of living CT parking and anything else they can charge you for they will pass it on to the worst DC company around well known for tactics and generally nasty behavior, had to take them to court over it as they were charging fees which were unwarranted. would never go back to this SH
Eduroam is the worst but at least it's better than the internet at my accommodation Central Park Towers
Regardless of league tables ranking, the University of Plymouth surprises many who know little about this hidden gem of a university, set in a fantastic coastal city with a vibrant student scene and excellent nightlife, it offers is one of the best modern universities in the UK. One of my best decisions to date was to come here after my grades weren't up to par, in allowing me to study my chosen subject anyway. A very unique place indeed.
If you plan to get a job with your degree, go elsewhere.
The university itself is decent wide range of courses, good number of clubs and the SU is very helpful. The wifi is terrible it is a 50/50 chance if it works. As a disabled student this university is very bad for access, lifts are constantly broken and the promise of relocating lectures to a ground floor room is not held. There are quite a few buildings that only have one lift, so when it breaks down those with the need of one can not access their lectures sometimes for weeks. The campus layout is not very good for those with wheels. Disabled toilets also have the issue of breaking down a lot.
Wi-Fi everywhere, all the facilities you need, great uni library. Clubs and societies are frequent and friendly, and the SU are great
Although they could do with more society's and clubs. Besides that, its honestly such a brilliant and welcoming university.
Cracking uni a good learning environment
Eduroam......... it sucks but it's there... the SU is decent tho
It's a good uni. The wifi for me works very well and it's a good location.
Amazing university! everyone is very nice and friendly and the facilities are really good. I definitely feel that the careers service is doing its job in helping people with CVs, Interviews, helping them find placements and so on and so forth. I can't say a lot about societies because i didn't really get involved but friends that did, found it to be a really nice experience. Overall, I would say Plymouth is a great uni to come to!
Lots of clubs and societies if you are that way inclined, internet is really fast!
WiFi can be a bit of a pain at times but all wired networks are ok
Been here for about a year, absolutely fantastic university, always things going on, supportive university staff and amazing city
Good range of societies and outside degree activities. Su is expensive and after a very nasty incident involving the manager couldnt get any form of apology
Lovely campus, location and variety of facilities!
Okay uni, but I wish I had looked into it more.
Lovely uni and good facilities for us to use !
The student union is really good. We have lots of clubs and societies
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.
Love Plymouth and don't think I could have landed in a better Uni!
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.
Haven't started university as of yet, however on my applicant open day I was very impressed with what I had seen.
Nice campus, I don't think the SU is particularly very good
Sometimes the internet can be pretty s***, nice big library and the SU on a weekend is normally always busy and cheap.
its a university, be happy you made it this far
so glad I ended up here, couldn't imagine myself anywhere else!
We may not be the highest ranked uni in the UK but we more than make up for it with a great city, great clubs, great people and enthusiastic lecturers.
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.
Perfect location, good facilities. Small issue on green areas but thats expected in the city centre
A diverse and interesting university that has great facilities, an incredible students union and based in an amazing city.
Everything seems available and friendly .
Is a good university, a nice friendly atmosphere. However if you are an international student who will be flying home frequently, you must be prepared and organised for a long traveling routes.
Love Plymouth University, would recommend it to everyone, haven't had any issues but still had alot of support, from fundraising events to providing toast on campus during nights out
A good place to study and I'm very happy that I'm a student here
It's decent, not my first choice, or second.
Amazing University, location is great, very good experience
Great uni for both learning and socialising, everything and everyone is close and the facilities are great!
Accommodation is at pricey but alright, join societies they are amazing and all round love the plymouth campus
Good nightlife, uni is good but SU needs cleaning
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.
Plymouth is full of opportunities for you to have the best experience if you take them
Having a very good time a Plymouth, all the facilities have been good and nothing to complain about
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.
A great university and a great campus. Everything is found within a bubble of university life which is great.
Great university, would recommend to everyone
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.
Lovely modern campus, staff are friendly and helpful. Always something going on in the Students Union!
Not perfect, nothing thats specificly amazing but all of them do there job and work hard.
Great uni, great SU when I have the time to spend there. Great facilities!
The university campus is really nice! A good central location in Plymouth, however, the sports facilities available on site are scarce
Excellent university with good facilities
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
Great citybased campus, everything in easy walking distance. good on site facilities including students union, library and reasonable café outlets.
friendly large campus, plenty of opportunities.
With the campus being located literally 2 minutes away from the city centre, you are never too far from a bit of shopping or bite to eat.
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 :)
The only problem I have had is that the Internet can be temperamental but they are apparently solving this Asap
Campus has got everything needed and society's are good
Plymouth is such a fantastic place to be studying, the university has such fantastic staff and students, very modern facilities, the social life is pretty awesome as well!!
Love Plymouth! Everyone is super friendly and the students union loves to run events that gets everyone involved.
I love Plymouth University, the establishment provides me with everything I could possibly want and more.
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.
I love Plymouth University, great location, great courses, I am loving my experience at uni
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.
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
A university dramatically changed into something truly world-class
Loving it, great bunch of people, nice city, the university has helped me whenever I've needed it.
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.
I challenge anyone to find me something that there ISN'T to love about Plymouth University!
Love Plymouth, great atmosphere, and great lecturers
Great so far, really good facilities and people seem really friendly.
Nothing today apart from to many students, not enough jobs
Good compact campus next to town. SU is good during day and at night, and cheap. Good friendly nightlife, and friendly people. Good facilities. Uni gym is busy though. Get wifi all over campus.
Friendly people, great lecturers, lovely city
Fantastic clubs, anything you could want is available. And if it's not, then just set one up yourself!
Halls Rant: Halls overpriced. Alexandra Works in particular is pretty s*** - 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.
Love my time at Plymouth - could t have gone anywhere better!
pretty underrated despite good staff and courses
Very nice place to live with everything walking distance. Good university facilities also
Class time at Plymouth, cheap nightlife and good fun. Definitely made by joining societies and fully committing to them
It has been a great first year!
I love it at Plymouth! The facilities for my course are the best in the country the tutors are great, they support you when you need it.
Great university, central city location. Good facilities & courses offered.
Absolutely fantastic! Excelling in education both in and around campus being either clubs, societies, student opportunities, staff and facilities. Highly recommend.
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!
My course, professors, campus and the people I have met at Plymouth uni are amazing and I have loved my experience so far
very friendly and exciting place to work, always events going on. Rarely still.
Positive place to learn, Great atmosphere on campus. You wont be disappointed.
Really happy with my time at Plymouth University. Top notch.
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.
Plymouth has been absolutely amazing and it will always be a part of me
It has been great experience so far. Plymouth university has provided me with an excellent education so far and I look forward to the completion of my bachelors.
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.
the only society is something like Pokemon.. But apart from that it's great!
An enthusiastic architecture school that encourages their students to push themselves.
Brilliant university, somewhat lacking in tech support.
Good size university, wifi is all around on campus and very good. The SU is a good place to relax and get food for a reasonable price.
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
Lectures are good and practicals, student union is really good
Issues with spending and how individual course run
Love Plymouth! So many opportunities, sports, societies! And great facilities too!
lectures are great. The student union has improved since it was re done and everyone's always friendly.
So glad I chose Plymouth uni! An amazing feel, and the campus is in the middle of the cit. Great place to live and go to Uni
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!?
Wifi is shocking. Love everything else. Great at wasting money
brilliant university, beautiful location in England also
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!).
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'.
University staff are massively helpful when you need them to be
Comfortable place to study
compact uni, friendly environment
not much facility
Could This Be Perfect?
Friendly, Loads of free things Student City
Not in the Russel Group
Review of Plymouth university
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
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