Community support

We are part of our community

The University of Plymouth is a proud civic university; we are involved in and work with our local community. This is most evident in our equality, diversity and inclusion activities with a range of local community groups, educational groups and research centres both in the University and in the wider Plymouth area focusing on how to best support our diverse community.

This page contains information on our existing community partnerships but we are always looking for new ways to better engage with our community so please get in touch to let us know how we can help you. 

Please note:- our room hire scheme is currently unavailable due to the outbreak of Covid-19.

What we offer

The University of Plymouth has a huge range of facilities, expert speakers and sources of advice open to the local community. Our equality, diversity and inclusion work within the local community is an exciting new opportunity for us to better work with Plymouth and the surrounding areas.

  • Free room hire – if you are a non-profit community group and need a space for meetings, workshops or support groups then use one of our spaces free of charge.
  • Staff networks – we have a range of staff networks open to connecting with other local communities and workplace networks to improve the experiences of marginalized and disadvantaged groups.
  • Experts Directory – use our experts directory to find a speaker for your event or to get some advice on a project.

Plymouth: a civic university

Universities are so much more than degree-awarding seats of learning. They are drivers for economic innovation and advancement, catalysts for social change and champions of cultural development.
Plymouth: a civic university

University of Plymouth Showcase: Over 150 years of excellence

It is my pleasure to introduce this publication, which captures a snapshot of the many exciting and internationally leading activities that contribute to the University of Plymouth’s continued success and international reputation.
Showcase: Over 150 years of excellence (PDF)

Meet the team

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Team is made up of the central Equality Office alongside specialist EDI administrators in each academic faculty. All team members are highly trained specialists in EDI and are here to support staff, students and the local community in tackling discrimination in whatever form it presents itself. 

You can contact the team in one of the following ways: