About Plymouth University

EU referendum

As you will no doubt be aware Britain is to leave the European Union.

There is no immediate change for the UK university sector and in particular, programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ will continue as normal.

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Plymouth is a port city on the south coast of Devon, in South West England. You’ll find the impressive landscapes of the River Tamar and Cornwall to the west and rugged open spaces of Dartmoor National Park to the north.

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Plymouth, 'Britain's Ocean City'

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Our people share a determination to push boundaries, think differently and achieve more. As an employee, you’ll play a crucial part in building our impressive reputation in education, innovation and research.
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Peninsula Arts, Plymouth's space for arts and culture

Hosting Plymouth’s largest contemporary art gallery, the Jill Craigie Cinema and the brand new performing arts centre The House, we champion new innovations across all art forms.
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Through teaching, learning, research and innovation we work in partnership with you - our students, staff, community, business and the professions to drive social inclusion, economic prosperity and sustainability in Plymouth, across the nation and worldwide.

We are a world-class, modern university*. Vibrant and friendly, with a strong reputation for innovation. Times Higher Education described us as one of the newly-emerging ‘modern global elite’. We are one of the top 350 universities in the world*, and are 59th in those aged under 50**.

Think globally

We are a global university, one that has 80 partnerships in more than 30 countries, including China, the United States and Sri Lanka. And with our extensive partner college network across the south and west of England, we have a total of 13,000 off-campus students enrolled on Plymouth degrees.

We are the first post-1992 university to launch its own medical school. And we're the first university in the world to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark – the only independent accreditation to highlight organisations who place people and planet alongside profit.

Act locally

We are a local university and contribute a quarter of a billion pounds to the regional economy and employ nearly 3,000 people. We've invested more than £150 million into our campus over the past seven years, including a Marine Building containing one of the country’s most advanced wave tanks; a waterfront marine teaching and research station; a performing arts centre for teaching, research and the hosting of professional shows; and new medical and dental facilities.

We help our city and region grow

We are at the heart of Plymouth and play a key role in the civic, cultural, social and economic life of our vibrant waterfront city. We oversee a £100 million regional business support network, boasting incubation, innovation, and science park infrastructure, and we use our knowledge, expertise and people to help nurture enterprise and create jobs.

We remain committed to working with our community, whether providing NHS medical and dental treatment to patients; addressing lifelong learning through partnerships with the Childrens’ University and the University of the Third Age; student volunteering and fundraising; or the extensive public programme that brings art and culture to the region.

World-leading research

Nearly two-thirds of our research has been graded as world-leading or of international quality, making us a top 50 UK research institution according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

From agriculture to art and design, psychology to mathematics, earth sciences to education, we've improved our scores across the board - and were ranked first for output in Clinical Medicine.

Our reputation – in education, research and enterprise – makes it possible for us to drive change. It ensures we command funding and are sought out for collaboration. We attract staff and partners who deliver extraordinary work – work that benefits local and international communities. We’re the overall best performing university in the People and Planet Green League, and ranked first again in 2015 - to go along with three Green Gown Awards for sustainability in 2014. Our ambitions go hand in hand with environmental and social responsibility.

With Plymouth University

We pride ourselves on the learning facilities and life opportunities we offer our students and staff here at Plymouth, in Britain’s ‘Ocean City’. Whether your journey brings you to Plymouth to learn or to work, let's do it together, with Plymouth University.

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings. A modern university in the UK is defined as one that was granted university status after 1992. It is testament to our sense of purpose and expertise that we have a strong, established reputation: in the Times Higher Education 2014 league table, we are among the top 50 universities under the age of 50 in the world. In the table of all universities – irrespective of age – we are among the top 300 universities globally. (www.timeshighereducation.co.uk)

**100 Under 50 university rankings

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