Applicant days

2018 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.

2018 applicant day dates

  • Saturday 27 January 2018
  • Saturday 24 February 2018
  • Saturday 17 March 2018

View our frequently asked questions section to see if any of your queries have already been answered.

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.

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 applicant day gave the seal of approval for us – the current students were really warm and friendly."

– Jack & James Henniker, BSc (Hons) Business Management

Watch the video and find out from our current students how to make the most of your applicant day.

To make sure that our applicants have the best possible experience of Plymouth University, we negotiate a number of travel and accommodation deals with Great Western Railway, Stagecoach and local hotels.

Great Western Railway offer

The offer is a 20 per cent reduction in our Advance Purchase fares which are available on most GWR mid and long distance GWR routes to your local station. The same discount can be obtained for any other passengers that are booked at the same time, and the discount is offered on top of any Railcard discount that may be applied*.

Book your special offer train tickets now

Stagecoach offer

The South West Falcon from Stagecoach is a coach service that connects Plymouth city centre with Exeter, Taunton, Bristol Airport and Bristol city centre 24/7. In Plymouth, the Falcon drops you at Plymouth coach station which is only a short walk away from the main University campus. If you are under 25, a special £5 single/£9 return fare valid for anywhere along the route is available to buy from the driver*. Alternatively, you can pre-book seats for the Falcon via the website from as little as £1 (+50p booking fee) for journeys between Bristol, Bristol Airport, Taunton, Exeter and Plymouth. Visit to find out more or follow them on Twitter @flyswfalcon. 

* Excluding 04.45-09.30 Monday to Friday

Hotel accommodation offers

Jurys Inn Plymouth – 50 Exeter St, Plymouth PL4 0AZ

Please enter ‘UNI’ into the promo code online when booking to receive 10 per cent off the best available rate including breakfast.

Copthorne Hotel – Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 1AR 

Book a room only advance purchase rate and quote ‘PLYM UNI’ at check in to receive complimentary breakfast (maximum of 2 per booking). Sign up to the Millennium Loyalty via the hotel website to receive an additional 10 per cent off the advance purchase rate.

Duke of Cornwall Hotel – 13 Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LG 

For the 27 January, 24 February and 17 March 2018:

Singles Twin/doubles Superior rooms

£75.00 £90.00 £100.00
All the above rates are inclusive of full English breakfast and VAT charged at the current rate.


Parking is available in the city centre close to campus, but traffic can become busy during events. There are various park and ride locations on the outskirts of the city that can be used as an alternative to the central car parks. Find out more.

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

*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.