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UCAS code: P60

The University of Plymouth is a top 3 modern UK university (THE Young University Rankings, 2023) internationally renowned for high-quality research and teaching. Our campus sits in the heart of Britain's Ocean City with Devon and Cornwall's best beaches nearby - a perfect blend of inner city excitement and outdoor adventure!
Source: University of Plymouth website

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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%

Medium

Political

49%

Medium

Varied union activities

77%

High

Diverse local nightlife

69%

Medium

Sporty

66%

Medium

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Average graduate salary £21k Medium
% of graduates in work or further study 95% Medium
Student satisfaction score 75% Low

Number of students

19,180

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

79%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

7%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

39%

of students are male

Young / Mature

31%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

10%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

296 comments (77 students)
    • Amazing tutors and staff. Very helpful and supportive and really easy to get along with. Too many virtual sessions though.

      2024, 1st year student, Dentistry

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    • Great facilities with everything you would need taken into account including quiet area. Only complaint is the library gets full during exam period leaving some students with nowhere to learn. Also too many group tables and not enough individual pods makes it awkward having to sit with people you don’t know and learn due to no space

      2024, 1st year student, Dentistry

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    • It’s a very nice university. Great facilities and the lectures and staff are so down to earth and easy to engage with. The city and environment seem very safe and homey and it’s easy to get around. There’s a lot of support in place for students from student advice services to help with securing an accommodation to writing hubs for academic writing support. They host a variety of events which cater to different interests and provide a means of de-stressing following weeks of stressful university work

      2024, 1st year student, Dentistry

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    • Campus life is simple which I like. Very quiet compared to most universities and the city centre at night is like a ghost town. You never feel unsafe though which is great and when there are activities or events going on the place is buzzing with excitement.

      2024, 1st year student, Dentistry

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    • Plymouth is a relatively affordable city I would say. Transport for one although not cheap is cheaper than what o pay where I’m from. Plus everything being so close together means you can walk and so rarely ever have to actually pay for transportation. Parking is expensive and rare though. Everything else like food and accommodation you can get very cheap (or also VERY expensive depends on you)

      2024, 1st year student, Dentistry

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    • There’s SU does quite a lot to support students from student advice services and careers advice to mental health support and writing hubs for academic writing support. They host a variety of events which cater to different interests and promote inclusivity and diversity. The events are always catered to the budget of students and rarely cost for than £3 if they aren’t free which most of the are.

      2024, 1st year student, Dentistry

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