BE WORLD-CLASS WITH US Welcome to Plymouth University, and the start of your journey with a world-class university. With a focus on employability from day one, you'll have opportunities for volunteering, work based learning and internships, taking part in live commission, new enterprises and international exchanges.
ONE OF THE TOP 60 MODERN UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD
The inaugural Times Higher Education '100 under 50' is a new annual ranking, listing the world’s best 100 universities under the age of 50. Twenty UK universities made it into the league table with Plymouth in the UK top 10 joining the likes of Warwick, York and Lancaster. This further builds on Plymouth University’s standing as one of the top 350 (318th) universities in the prestigious overall World University Rankings.
Plymouth in world's top 60 modern universities
A WORLD-RANKED UNIVERSITY
The prestigious Times Higher World Universities Rankings are an annual ‘who’s who’ of the most elite institutions in the world including the likes of Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Stanford. As one of only 45 UK universities to make the top 350, Plymouth was ranked at 318 in 2011.
News: Plymouth named as 'world-class' university
A TOP 50 RESEARCH UNIVERSITY
Plymouth University has world-leading reputations in the research areas of marine and coastal, technology, computer science, environmental, economic and social sustainability, creative and cultural economies, health, nursing and biomedicine, and pedagogic research/innovation. The University has leapt 15 places to join the top 50 UK universities in research performance; results showing that overall, 80% of our research is judged as being of international repute.
Research and expertise
OUR TOP 40 SPOT FOR STUDENT EXPERIENCE
As well as our enhanced student jobs service, supporting students in securing suitable part-time paid employment whilst studying, the Student Experience Group has developed a scheme whereby we seek to offer as many on-campus jobs as possible to our students. This reflects our belief that our students are our best ambassadors, and our commitment to enhancing employability and personal development opportunities for our students.
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TOP 5 FOR GREEN CREDENTIALS
The UI Greenmetric Ranking of World Universities 2012 saw the University of Connecticut, the University of Nottingham, University College Cork, Northeastern University in America, and Plymouth selected as global leaders. Plymouth ranked in global top five for green credentials
GREEN GOWN AWARD FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT - INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE
The prestigious Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK.
News: Plymouth University turns competition green with envy after major sustainability success
The annual People & Planet Green League table ranked Plymouth University in the top spot for 2010 - number one out of 133 universities. The University also retains the accolade of being the league's top overall performer since it began in 2007. Plymouth University is committed to the sustainability agenda, our ambition is to be a customer focused, socially responsible organisation, demonstrating sustainability in our activities and ensuring our graduates are aware of economic, environmental, social and ethical issues, including the importance of social enterprise, community engagement and volunteering.
Sustainability and the community
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE MARK
Plymouth is the first university in the world to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark in recognition of its long-standing history of support for the sector. The award was announced by the Social Enterprise Mark Company, which provides the only officially-defined registration for social enterprise. The University had to undergo independent assessment against a range of criteria and will meet representatives from the organisation in January to formally accept the Mark.
News: Plymouth University receives first Social Enterprise Mark in Higher Education