Get involved, meet new people and enhance your skills
Welcome to Plymouth Extra, the University’s catalogue of opportunities beyond the lecture theatre.
From learning a new language to making a difference within the community, there are nearly 250 activities available, with countless ways to get involved and enhance your employability skills.
Pointing the way to success
All activities are mapped against the ‘Plymouth Compass’, our set of key attributes specific to the Plymouth graduate.
This is a chance to shout about your success outside of the classroom, demonstrate your passion and show qualities valued by employers.
The adventure starts here
Have a browse, or search for something that excites you, and gain valuable attributes for your CV.
“Get involved with/in as many things as possible, the more activities and work placements you can take on the better. Graduate employers want you to talk about so many different situations and demonstrate lots of skills, so the earlier you get involved the better. I attended networking evenings, employer presentations, joined the Enactus society, undertook practice interviews, had a placement year and worked as a Student Ambassador all of which helped me build my confidence and presentation skills.”Hannah Yarr, BA (Hons) International Business Year 4
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Activity showcase: PALS leader
The reaction from the students is great, and the feeling that you’re doing something worthwhile and helping them through their first term is even better.
PALS leaders support less experienced students in getting the most from their programme of study. Search 'PALS' in the Plymouth Extra catalogue.
A framework of 'future-facing' attributes that will help you navigate your whole university experience in both your taught curriculum and your extra-curricular activities.
The Compass identifies key attributes in four broad areas of your life - academic, civic, professional, and personal, helping you gain experience.Learn how the Plymouth Compass guides you