Faculty of Arts and Humanities Student Hub

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

“As an academic community we span the full range of arts, humanities, social science, education, business and law; from poets and printmakers to lawyers and logistics specialists, and most things in between. All our academic subjects are underpinned by strong staff research profiles and practitioners who are committed to giving you the benefit of their learning and to offer you the best possible student experience, no matter what subject or qualification you are studying.

“As Dean I wish you every success as both a student, and future alumni of the Faculty. Those who have gone before you have carved a path of success that we know you will follow as you grow intellectually, creatively and in your professional life over the next few years.”

Professor Dafydd Moore
Executive Dean of the Faculty Arts and Humanities


Frequently asked questions

How do I submit my work?

Most assessments will be submitted electronically but those that are not will need to be submitted in printed format via the reception, please check your module handbook for details of submission.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities Reception is located in Room 109 on the first floor of the Roland Levinsky Building.

Opening times

  • Monday: 8:30–17:00
  • Tuesday: 8:30–17:00
  • Wednesday: 8:30–17:00
  • Thursday: 8:30–17:00
  • Friday: 8:30–16:30

Please note that the reception isn’t open on bank holidays or during the University’s Christmas closure period.

Contact details

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
University of Plymouth
Drake Circus


+44(0)1752 585020

Rules for hard-copy submission

All coursework submitted via the reception needs to be presented in a secure fashion and have a completed cover sheet attached. The cover sheets are downloadable from your programme Moodle sites, and also available on the coursework preparation desk immediately outside the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Reception in the Roland Levinsky Building.

Please make sure you have your student card with you when submitting work, and that you are sure of the module code.

All work is to be submitted anonymously. Any exemptions to anonymous submissions will be notified to you by your Programme Manager.

Group work will not be anonymous: all members of the group must sign the section at the foot of the cover sheet and ensure their card numbers are clearly marked alongside the signature.

A late mark carries a potential mark of zero if the module is pass/fail, or a cap at the pass mark (currently 40% for undergraduate and 50% for postgraduate). If the work is over 24 hours late it will earn a zero mark. It is recommended that all students leave plenty of time to allow for traffic/travel issues and potential problems with printing, as these do not normally constitute extenuating circumstances.

If you are late due to circumstances beyond your control, please speak to a member of the counter staff who will be happy to begin the extenuating circumstances claims process with you. Further information on Extenuating Circumstances can be found in the Student Handbook here.

A facility for submitting coursework out of hours is available in the entrance of the library, where there is a secure coursework drop-off. Affix a photocopy of your student card, and simply put it in the box provided. If you cannot get a photocopy, then please ensure your students and card numbers are clearly marked on your cover sheet.

How will I find out my grades?

Return of assessment and feedback

Most coursework will be returned to you direct by the module leaders but some may return your marked coursework and feedback to you via the reception (for all Schools, this will be Room 109 of the Roland Levinsky Building).

Provisional marks on assessed work with personal, group or general feedback will be made available as soon as possible and within a maximum of 20 working days and students will be able to view their provisional marks online.

To avoid disappointment and wasted time, it is important to wait until you have had email notification from reception that your work is ready for collection.

Please make sure you have your student card with you when collecting work or feedback and that you are sure of the module code.

Please be aware that coursework hand-in deadlines must always take priority, therefore during busy times you may be asked to wait or to return at a later time to collect your work.

If it is not possible for you to collect your work or feedback from the Roland Levinsky Building in person, we will endeavour to find another way to get such items back to you. We may be able to post your work or feedback to you or, with your consent, hand it to a friend or relative. For further information and instructions, please email artshumadmin@plymouth.ac.uk.

Where can I find services for students?

The University provides a wide range of support to its students:

  • counselling and mental health appointments
  • disability and dyslexia
  • faith and spiritual support
  • learning development, including maths and writing help
  • University Medical and Wellbeing Centre
  • workshops and groups: mindfulness, mood boost, women’s group, men’s group, anxiety support, relaxation group and more.

Visit Student Services

What employment opportunities are there?

Every year the Faculty of Arts and Humanities runs a number of preview and interview day events; you probably attended one of these before you accepted your place at Plymouth. These days are designed to give prospective students a feel for what it’s like to be a student at the University of Plymouth and to be a part of our faculty. We strongly feel that all prospective students should have the opportunity to meet and talk to our current students and that’s where you come in.

In order to run these and other events, we often need to employ student ambassadors. The role of our ambassadors is varied and may involve leading campus tours, attending subject talks, answering questions about their courses and the university as a whole.

Through the Faculty outreach programme, there is an opportunity for student ambassadors to become involved in events and activities for local schools and colleges. The range of activities offered is very varied and ranges from on-campus workshops, talks and tours of facilities to visits into schools and colleges for skills enhancement session and mentoring. For any student considering undertaking a post-degree teaching qualification this type of experience is essential.

Think about a career in the arts

Are you looking for a future career in the arts? The Arts Institute offers fantastic, paid internship opportunities throughout the year. 

How can I provide feedback or raise a concern?

Student feedback and the student voice

There are several routes through which the student voice can be heard:

  • Student Perception Questionnaire (SPQ)
  • staff-student liaison meetings
  • Programme Committees
  • National Student Survey (NSS)
  • Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES).

These kinds of opportunities give you the chance to tell us what you feel about your experience of teaching and learning at the University of Plymouth and to allow us to identify those issues that are perceived by you as affecting your education, either positively or negatively. Students should not contact External Examiners directly.

Student voice

The University is committed to providing our students with a high quality educational experience. When an issue arises, the University believes in achieving an effective and efficient resolution. However, where this is not possible, there are a number of procedures that you can use to raise your concern and, if necessary, make a formal academic appeal or raise a formal complaint.

Complaints and appeals

Take advantage of our facilities and equipment

From loaning out a digital SLR camera to booking a darkroom, make the most of the resources available to you as a student within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Guide to facilities and equipment

The Arts Institute

With a cutting edge, experimental contemporary arts programme informed by the research at the University, The Arts Institute opens up a world of significant, high quality arts and culture right on your doorstep.

The main venues include the largest contemporary art gallery in Plymouth, The Levinsky Gallery; the Jill Craigie Cinema showing classic films and contemporary cinematic masterpieces, and The House theatre.

Also on offer is a year-long public programme of classical and contemporary musical performances, as well as fascinating talks that open up the world of history, literature and art.

Exclusive offer for University of Plymouth Students

As a student, you can attend up to £150 worth of events at no charge with the Student Participation in the Arts scheme (SPiA). Look out for the SPiA logo on selected events, book your tickets online and show your student card on the night – it’s that easy.


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If you have any further questions or queries about how you can be supported as a student, don't hesitate to contact us:


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