Plymouth Compass

While you’re at Plymouth, you’ll gain more than just your degree 

The Plymouth Compass helps you to navigate your way through your whole university experience, in both your taught curriculum and your extra-curricular activities. What you learn at university prepares you for more than a career, so the Compass identifies key attributes in four broad areas of your life - academic, civic, professional, and personal. During your time here, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice and develop these attributes, helping you gain experiences, improve skills, and build networks for your life beyond graduation.
The Compass also supports us, as a community, to coordinate our efforts to offer you as broad an education as possible. It clarifies what the University values and what it anticipates will help you, as a graduate, in a future that is hard to predict.
For staff, an audit tool is available to map Plymouth Compass attribute development in the curriculum. Download these guidelines for using the Compass Portfolio in PebblePad in personal tutoring.

Discovery Weeks 

It’s your future – make it count!
Discovery Weeks gives students access to a new programme of events and initiatives based on the Plymouth Compass themes. To help students enhance their skills and stand out from the crowd; try something new and broaden horizons; and make new connections with other students.  

Discover more about the attributes that define our Plymouth graduates

Healthcare Management, Leadership and Innovation
The resilient and thriving individual
The critical and creative learner
Students investigating forest dynamics
The sustainable and global citizen
Formation Zone Business Challenge
The competent and confident professional

Plymouth Compass themes

The Plymouth Compass themes