Opportunities and events

From organising and participating in fundraising events, to supporting the Facility with specialist skills acquired throughout their study, there are many opportunities for Plymouth University students to get involved with the Derriford Research Facility

World Antibiotic Awareness Week (13-19 November 2017)

The University is holding a number of events to raise public awareness of Antibiotic Resistance.

Find out more on our WAAW 2017 page

3D students design and create bespoke donation boxes

Mark Hedley and William Shaw were approached by the University to create five donation boxes for charity. 

The first completed box was unveiled at a Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence tour at Plymouth University in November 2016.

Will - 'Design is something that I have always wanted to do. My family are involved with design; we are a very creative family. I wanted to certify it and go into design in the future'.

Mark - 'It is the first time we have worked with clients. I had never actually done anything like this so it was very interesting. Following this through has been an interesting and educational process'.
Four more boxes are due for completion in 2017 and will be placed at cafe's throughout the University campus.

Campus Colour Dash 

In March 2016, the Plymouth University Shape The Future Campaign Team and RAG (Raise and Give) committee held the first ever colour dash in the city, and it raised £4,000 for Brain Tumour Research.

Almost 300 students took part in the event, where they donned their brightest white gym kit and ran around an obstacle course on the University campus – while being pelted with brightly coloured powder paint.

Read more about the event 

Campus Colour Dash 2017

Every year the student RAG team put on the Campus Colour Dash.  Don your brightest whites and run this explosively colourful race whilst navigating our obstacle-filled course and dodging powder paints. All in aid of Brain Tumour Research. Come get messy!

A registration fee will include your very own white Campus Colour Dash t-shirt.

All proceeds will be going to Brain Tumour Research.

Read more about the event