Booking your place

2018 applicant days

Our applicant days provide the perfect opportunity to find out more information about your subject area, explore the campus and city, meet current students and talk with our student support areas and teaching staff to get any of your questions answered.

Applicant days are invite-only events held specifically for applicants who have received a conditional or unconditional offer to study with Plymouth University for an undergraduate degree.

If you do experience any issues with booking your place please email your details, the date you wish to book and number of guests you will be bringing with you to studentrecruitment@plymouth.ac.uk.

2018 applicant day dates

  • Saturday 27 January 2018
  • Saturday 24 February 2018
  • Saturday 17 March 2018
Booking for these events will open in October.

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.

After you've booked

Once you’ve booked your place at your chosen applicant day, look out for your name badge and personalised QR code which will be sent to you by post. You will need to bring both of these with you to your applicant day as part of your registration. If you have any further questions about the day, visit our frequently asked questions page to find out more. 

Programme for the day

One week before your chosen applicant day, the programme for the day will be made available on this webpage and emailed to the email address you provided in your booking form.

Arrival and registration

Registration will be open from 09:00 in the Roland Levinsky building.

On arrival please make your way to the registration point, and check in with one of our helpful student ambassadors. They will provide you with your full printed programme and schedule of the day, a welcome bag containing useful information, and advice and guidance about the day. They will also be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Refreshments and food will be available from our Welcome Marquee, cafés and restaurants.

Accommodation and travel offers

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

Details of the hotel accommodation offers and Great Western Railway travel will be published on this webpage closer to the events.

Your applicant day checklist

  • ~ Travel arrangements booked
  • ' Accommodation booked (if choosing to stay overnight in the city or region)
  • . Write down your UCAS Personal ID and your Plymouth University student reference number if you have it
  • Z Gather any Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)(previously CRB) or health check documents you have been asked to bring with you
  • ) Make a list of any questions you would like to ask our staff and student ambassadors
  • b Look through your programme and schedule of the day to familiarise yourself with the day's activities
  • / Remember to bring your name badge and QR code with you (you should have been sent this in the post)
  • ( Don't forget to report to the registration point as soon as you arrive on campus

Student ambassadors

To provide you with the best possible experience and to assist you throughout the day, we invite current students to take part in our applicant days. They will be easily recognisable to you by their blue t-shirts, and will be helping to check you in at registration, guide you around the campus, and share their experiences of Plymouth University.

We encourage you to ask as many questions as you can think of throughout the day, and approach any of our friendly students for advice or assistance.

What our applicants say

We believe that visiting us is the best way to find out what it's like to be part of our institution – and so do the applicants who visit us! Here are some of the comments below that we have received from previous applicant days.


"After attending an Applicant Day for ocean science at Plymouth, there was no way I could consider choosing anywhere else! From the moment I stepped on campus I was greeted by helpful and supportive staff and students who made me feel incredibly welcome."

"The day was well structured, so I could attend all the sessions I wanted, and had plenty of time for talking with academics and current students."

"It was a real eye-opener, and talking to the students gave me a great perspective into the Plymouth lifestyle."

"I thought it was the best I had been to compared with other universities. I was extremely impressed with the entire day, and because of that I made Plymouth University my first choice."


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        



"The day was well organised and covered everything I needed to know in order to help me make my decision."

"To have the chance to visit the University again was really useful, as it gave me the confidence that I had made the right decision in choosing Plymouth University as my firm choice. I have completely fallen in love with both the city and the University, and cannot imagine completing my degree anywhere else."

"It was possibly the best applicant day I've been to. The staff couldn't have been more hospitable."

"I found it very useful that there were so many opportunities to ask questions, and that a combination of staff and students were on hand to help."

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.