Applicant days

2017 applicant days

Applicant days are invite-only events. Once you have been made an offer from Plymouth University, you'll receive your invitation to select your preferred applicant day. 

Our applicant days are extremely popular, so be sure to book your place early to secure your preferred date.

Please note that not all subjects are present at all of the dates. If your course is not listed, please search for an alternative date where it is listed. If you are unsure please contact where the team will be happy to help.

If you haven't already applied for a course with us at Plymouth University, visit our course pages to find out more about your study options available. 

If you'd like to know more about applying to Plymouth University, please visit our applicant journey pages for further information.

What is an applicant day?

Applicant days are subject-specific days which offer you the opportunity to discover your chosen course in much more detail. Tailored exclusively for those applicants who have received an offer to study with Plymouth University, the days are an essential step in your applicant journey. 

Applicant days take place from December through to March. They offer a wide-range of activities and information to help you make an informed choice about where to study. At an applicant day you'll be able to:

  • access more details about your chosen course
  • speak with the professors and academic staff who will guide you in your learning
  • take part in interactive workshops and subject-specific activities
  • explore the city, campus and our state-of-the-art learning facilities
  • chat to current students about their experiences at university
  • meet other applicants who are considering studying at Plymouth University
  • learn more about your accommodation options
  • see your Students' Union first-hand and discover more about your sport and leisure opportunities, societies and available support.

There's also the chance to find out more about:

  • fees and finance
  • learning and disability support
  • employability services and part-time work opportunities

Why come to an applicant day?

Visiting us is the best way to get an impression of what it feels like to be part of our student community. You may have already visited us at one of our open days but the questions you have now will be very different to the ones you had before making your application and initial choices. Your tailored applicant day is designed to help you make the right decision about your university. 

We know you'll be seeking the advice and guidance of your parents, family and friends when making your decision, so we are pleased to extend our invitation to them too. During the course of the day, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to break off from student activities and raise any questions they may have to our staff and student panel. This question and answer session will be made up of key support areas, as well as admissions staff and current students.

Student blogs

Our #MyLifeWithPlym student blogs give you an insight into what it is really like to be a student with Plymouth University.
Meet our bloggers

Your applicant day with Plymouth University

"The day was really successful – I got a lot of information about the course I wanted to do ... I also got the chance to talk to some of the current students which was really insightful and really gave you an idea of what studying at Plymouth is all about." – Agnes, BSc (Hons) Events Management

Watch the video and find out more reasons from our students why it's important to visit us at an applicant day.

Hotel accommodation offers

There are a number of local hotels offering special deals which tie in with our recruitment event dates.
Prices and booking information

Visitor feedback

Our applicant days have been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars. These ratings derive from visitor feedback surveys**.

“The most fantastic day at Plymouth University. You went above and beyond my hopes and expectations. Everyone I encountered was friendly and helpful and I really look forward to spending three happy years at Plymouth.”
Applicant day attendee

“I usually try and add some constructive criticism to my surveys, but I honestly have nothing to add! I loved every minute of the applicant day - keep up the amazing work Plymouth!”
Applicant day attendee

*These tickets restrict travel to use on specific train services and they are not exchangeable. Travel may also be purchased from stations in London and the home counties operated by other train operators.

Travel may take place up to 3-days before and after the event to allow for extended leisure time / short-breaks in the locality.
Discounts are NOT available through the normal public booking site.
Advance Purchase fares are quota controlled, so book early for the widest range of travel options.
This offer is for travel in association with any Open or Applicant Days scheduled for 2017.
Railcard discounts are also available under this special offer.
If you have any questions or queries regarding this offer, then please email

**Star ratings come from our open day survey, where open day attendees were asked “Please rate your overall Plymouth University open day experience out of 5 stars (1 star being terrible and 5 stars being excellent)” (question 51). The survey was sent to all attendees from the open day. For further information please contact the market intelligence team at

Event photography and video
Please be aware that some of Plymouth University's public events may be attended by University photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to staff working at the event on arrival or to the photographer.