Find out how to complete online enrolment, access course induction information and more through University induction.
What to expect
Welcome Week and Freshers
How we teach
Learning to learn
Study and social spaces
Growing and changing at university
Taking care of you
Your university family
We want you to start making friends before you even arrive at the University so as soon as you confirm your place with us, you can join our dedicated Facebook groups or to connect with like-minded students. You'll be sent a link to start talking with other students who'll also be joining your school or course.
Your Students' Union
Support for international students
Our support for you
Join us through Clearing
If you are looking to join us through clearing, why not register with us in advance so that we can call you on A level Results Day to discuss your place with us, meaning there is less for you to worry about! You'll still have plenty of opportunities to find out all about University life through our clearing pages or hopefully, we'll be able to meet you in person at our Clearing Information Day.
Transition to University
Our Start your Journey programme is designed for students who hold an offer to the University of Plymouth in September. It’s perfect for students who are wanting to find out more about the transition from school/college onto university.
We have a wide variety of exciting activities, talks, Q&A sessions, resources and so much more taking place to help you feel ready for the next chapter and transition into Higher Education. You can attend single, multiple or even all the sessions we’re running. Before each session, we’ll send out the details for the session, including links and resources for you to access. Find out more about your transition to university.
You will need to use digital platforms as part of your learning experience and we will support you to make sure you have the digital skills you need to access learning and programme materials and share information and coursework with others.
We have developed training materials and online sessions to support you in the use of these as part of your studies. You can access all of these materials as soon as you have completed your online enrolment.
IT equipment: support and recommendations
We recommend that all students have access to their own technology to access their programme including the right hardware (for example, a laptop), software and connectivity (for example, broadband). If you’re purchasing a laptop, you should review our recommended IT equipment specifications for new students.
If you’re unsure about the specific computer requirements for your course, make sure to speak to our Student Services team on +44(0)1752 587676 who can put you in touch with the tutors on your course.
If you find that obtaining the right technology is difficult because of financial reasons, the University might be able to support you. Have a look at our bursaries and other funding options.
Please note: if your programme requires the use of specialist applications that are computing or graphics intensive, for example, CAD, gaming, film or design, you may need a higher specification computer. In this case please contact our Student Services team on +44(0)1752 587676 who can put you in touch with tutors on your course for advice.
Supporting your wellbeing
Your wellbeing has always been, and continues to be, a priority for us. If you’re struggling, you’re not alone. Reach out to our Student Services team for support, including our dedicated Mental Health team and a range of other services including:
- Disability Services
- Learning development
- Mathematics support through SUM:UP
- Support for care leavers
- Pastoral and spiritual support
Did you know that students suffering from anxiety, depression, or other mental health conditions may be able to access additional funding to support their studies?