The Hotel School experience
Building on our reputation of twenty years’ standing to develop the best Hotel School in the country, one with an international reputation for research and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, we are dedicated to providing you - tomorrow’s hospitality graduates - with a stimulating and engaging learning experience in co-operation with a series of industry partners.
The network of high profile partners – including the Goring Hotel, Jurys Inn and Millennium Copthorne Hotels – forms the foundation for the Plymouth University Hotel School. These industry partnerships will open doors for you, giving you opportunities to gain commercial experience while you study.
Learning in the commercial environment you will have opportunities to be trained by and shadow managers, to work on live problems, to be employed in relevant hospitality jobs while you study and develop your professional profiles, giving you a learning experience which is motivational, enlightening, hard work and fun.
Our graduates have real business acumen and a strong industry focus. Our ambition is to provide graduates with an excellent learning experience, so securing them the best opportunities for employment.
The Lord Forte Scholarship Award
Two scholarship awards worth £2,500 each are available every year.
Open to students studying undergraduate and postgraduate hospitality programmes at the University of Plymouth.Find out more information and learn how to apply today
Plymouth University Hotel School - Our partners
Working closely with industry partners so that you can gain vital business knowledge and experience
Providing you with a stimulating and engaging learning experience in co-operation with a series of industry partnersPlymouth University Hotel School - Our partners
- The Hon. Olga Polizzi (Owner of Tresanton Hotel and Hotel Endsleigh, and Deputy Chairman and Director of Design of Rocco Forte Hotels)
- Peter Ducker FIH (Chief Executive, Institute of Hospitality)
- Mitch Tonks (Food Writer, Restauranteur and Chef, Mitch Tonks – Rockfish, the Seahorse Restaurant and the Spiny Lobster)
- Tony Potter (President of Braveagle)
Mitch Tonks - patron of the University of Plymouth’s Hotel School
Our students are to benefit from new closer ties with chef, food writer and entrepreneur Mitch Tonks and his Rockfish chain of restaurants.
Mitch has been named as a patron of the University of Plymouth’s Hotel School, while Rockfish is now a partner.
Plymouth University Hotel School - Graduate profile
I have no doubt that gaining an insight into the hospitality industry, mixed with various learning techniques and the fantastic support from academic staff will help students excel themselves when they venture into their chosen careers.
Luke Slater, BSc (Hons) Hospitality Management 2013 graduate, and MSc International Hospitality Management graduateRead more about Luke's experience