Behind Plymouth On Demand

Why Plymouth On Demand?

With prospective students at the forefront of our minds, all stops were pulled out to create an online platform of user-friendly and engaging material to bring Plymouth and its campus, its people and courses, into homes across the globe.

Plymouth On Demand is more than a virtual tour, it is our alternative to open days. 

It is a way to explore courses and experience what it would be like to study with us. It is an authentic way for students to meet our staff who will be teaching them and the chance to ask any questions.

Visit us at a time that suits you

Working together across teams, a huge content creation and curation exercise has taken place – and one that continues to take place.

At the heart of Plymouth On Demand is our academic-generated content. Our video talks and presentations, recorded by lecturers and programme leads during lockdown, help students find out more about our degrees at a time that suits them, as many times as they like.

These recordings have been presented in an 'on demand' playlist, allowing prospective students to find out more whenever they like about their subjects of interest without needing to sign up and wait for a specific open day date. Students also have the option to sign-up for live Q&As and further talks.

A one-team collaboration

Thank you to all the staff who have, and continue to, make Zoom recordings of their open day talks, workshops and demonstrations. With topics ranging from choosing a course to advice on grades – every team has played their part.

The online platform was a collaboration between our Student Recruitment and Outreach teams – who timetabled this major operation, the Digital and Content Team – who built the web platform and efficiently created over 100 events pages, and the Multimedia Team who processed and uploaded 150+ videos to YouTube. The Digital and Content Team continue to refine and update content.

What's next?

New content is being recorded and events being added week by week. 

Work is currently taking place to create Plymouth On Demand content for prospective postgraduates. 

A poll is running for website users to say what is most useful for us to provide. And thanks to feedback from across University teams, the online content is constantly being reviewed and refined.

Website Refresh Project 2020

The University's external website is undergoing a refresh to update certain design elements, functionality and content, as part of a project ending on 31 July 2020. 

Keep up to date with everything that's happening – from the latest new content design features, to the next developments on the horizon