Plymouth University Hotel School

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 Millennium Copthorne Hotels, Hilton Hotels and Dartington Hall Trust – 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 .

Our patrons

We are pleased that the following eminent people have agreed to become patrons of the Plymouth University Hotel School:
  • Mr Tony Potter
  • Mr Peter Ducker FIH
  • Dr Anne Pierce MBE
  • Mr David Dingle CBE
  • Mr James Brent
  • Mr Philippe Rossiter MBA/FIH
  • The Hon Olga Polizzi CBE
To find out more about the launch event or the Plymouth University Hotel School please contact Philip Gibson, Academic Director University Hotel School.

Mr David Dingle CBE, Chief Executive of Carnival UK and Patron of the Plymouth University Hotel School

I'm delighted to support the new Plymouth University Hotel School. It has a serious ambition to prepare future graduates to be industry ready while working with industry partners and to focus on providing stimulating ‘real world’ learning experiences.

I believe the various degrees on offer, which include the BSc (Hons) Cruise Management, will be of real value for the Hospitality and Cruise Industry.

Dr Susan Horner - Lecturer for the Hotel School

Susan wrote her first book Marketing for Hospitality in 1996 and has gone on to write further books with collaborators including Professor John Swarbrooke and Professor Stephen Ball.

Find out more about Dr Susan Horner

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 partners

Plymouth University Hotel School - Our partners

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 graduate

Read more about Luke's experience