Student life


As a university student, you will adapt to life in a new city, live in accommodation with other new students, and settle into your new home from home.

Our University-managed halls of residence provide a safe environment so you can fully embrace the student experience.

The transition from home to halls can be daunting, but our accommodation team prides itself on supporting new students before, during and after arrival.

Our team ‘lifestyle matches’ hall flatmates to ensure you’ll live with like-minded students, and thanks to a diverse programme of social events, you’ll be part of a friendly community of students.

Convenient accommodation locations ensure you will be living within walking distance of your lectures as well as having quick access to the city’s shops, cafés and bars.

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<p>Student life prime</p>
<p>Francis Drake hall from Rolle</p>

Courses and study

The course you study will have a big impact on your student life. It is important that you find a course which fuels your passion to learn, and also improves your career prospects throughout your working life.

Devoting yourself to a single course out of potentially thousands is different to selecting four A level subjects from a limited list.

Because of this, we encourage you to research the right course for you. University course webpages offer the best way to absorb yourself in course content. And by attending an open day, you will be able to talk with current students and academic staff who can help you form an overall impression of campus and city life.

Download a prospectus

Search for a course

Your life as a student isn’t just defined by the course you study – there is so much more

Visiting an open day is the best way to sample studying and living at university. By attending a healthy number of open days, and a range of cities and locations, you’ll give yourself the best chance of finding the perfect place.

We provide many opportunities to visit the University, ranging from undergraduate and postgraduate events, as well as campus tours and applicant days.

Attend an open day

“Behind the flashy websites and official rankings, there are real cities, each with their own character. Only by visiting them will you know whether a particular location is right for you.” – Harry, BA (Hons) Business Studies student

The University of Plymouth is one of the largest universities in the South West, with a main campus located at the centre of ‘Britain’s ocean city’. The city of Plymouth, characterised by its lively community of students, lies within an area of rich geographical and ecological diversity.

From the nearby Dartmoor National Park, to the Devon and Cornwall coast – you are never too far away from serenity or adventure.


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<p>Student square</p>
<p>Student life coast wave</p>
<p>Dartmoor square</p>