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.

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.

  • Saturday 3 December 2016
  • Saturday 28 January 2017
  • Saturday 25 February 2017
  • Saturday 18 March 2017

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.

Applicant days 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.

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

  • finance and funding
  • accommodation options
  • learning and disability support
  • sport and leisure opportunities
  • employability services and part-time work opportunities
  • Students’ Union activities and support.

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 undergraduate 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. Make sure you attend so you have all the information you need before making your firm choice. 

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.

Hotel offers for our Applicant Days and Open Days

The following local hotels are offering special deals which tie in with our recruitment event dates:

  • Boringdon Hall Hotel
  • Copthorne Hotel
  • Duke of Cornwall Hotel
  • Future Inns
  • Holiday Inn
  • Jurys Inn
  • Kitley House Hotel
  • New Continental Hotel

Find prices and booking information.

Kitley House Hotel

iPad mini competition

Following our applicant days we send out surveys to all students and their guests to gain valuable feedback on the events. To say thank you for taking the time to complete the surveys we enter all participants into a prize draw to win an iPad mini.

Our recent prize winners are listed below.

Parents and guests survey winner

  • Adrian Kesby
Student survey winner

  • Danielle Sian Price
If you have any questions concerning the prize draw please email

Your Applicant Day with Plymouth University

Find out from our current students why it is important to attend an Applicant Day.

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

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*Star ratings come from our Applicant Day survey, where Applicant Day attendees were asked “Please rate your overall Plymouth University Applicant Day experience out of 5 stars (1 star being terrible and 5 stars being excellent)” (question 54). The survey was sent to all attendees from the Applicant Day. For further information please contact the market intelligence team at