Campus and City tours

Unable to attend an open day? Our student-led campus tours provide an authentic opportunity to experience campus life in the city


We are pleased to inform you that our in person campus tours will restart on the Monday 12 April 2021 and we can now take bookings for these tours. Please see the information below about the tours we are offering and how to book on. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus soon.

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<p>Plymouth Hoe</p>
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What does the tour include?

We are now able to offer ‘in-person’ campus tours and live virtual Zoom tours, both led by our student ambassadors. These tours will cover the whole of our main campus, as well as a short walking tour of some of the City if you have time. It will take you through the historic Barbican and up to the famous Plymouth Hoe.

The student guiding the tour will be well placed to answer any specific questions you may have – it’s worth coming prepared with a list of things you want to know more about.

How will the tours work?

‘In-person’ tours

We are currently following the government guidelines and all our ‘in-person’ tours will be socially distanced. There will be a maximum group of five people on one tour and from no more than two households. Unfortunately, at this time, we will not be able to enter any buildings on these tours, as they are at full capacity now teaching has resumed.

Live Zoom virtual tour

If you are unable visit our campus, we can arrange a live Zoom tour to bring the campus to you. This will involve our ambassadors Zooming you live and showing you around our campus. On registering, you will receive a Zoom link; at the time and date of your tour, just the click the link and you will be ready to go. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer the city aspect of these tours over Zoom. However, please take a look at our virtual tour, which helps you to explore the city and surrounding areas.

When are campus tours?

We run these tours on Wednesday afternoons; however, if another time would better suit you please let us know and we will try our hardest to accommodate your request.

How long is a tour?

The virtual Zoom campus tours last between 45 minutes and 1 hour and the ‘in-person’ tour is of similar length, but if you opt to explore the city, it may last up to 1.5 hours.

Are there subject-specific visits?

Our regular campus tours do not include subject-specific visits but we are happy to try to tailor something to your requirements.

Please email your course of interest and desired time to visit to and we’ll see what we can do.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that your subject-specific request will be successful due to timetabling and course commitments.

How to register

If you would like to register for a campus tour, email and we will be happy to help you.

Need an answer to a question?

If you have any specific questions about a particular course or university in general, contact – we’ll seek the answers to your questions and get back to you as quickly as we can.

Visit on your own terms

If you’re unable to make it to one of the guided campus tours, you’re always welcome to visit the campus at a more convenient time between 9:00–17:00, Monday to Friday.

Embark on your very own tour of campus at your own pace with the help of our self-guided tour booklet.

Make the most of your visit

Plymouth is a vibrant city that offers the best of both worlds – combining cosmopolitan energy with a serene seaside ambience.

The University’s central campus is located within a few minutes’ walk of the town centre, ten minutes’ walk of the historical Barbican and is only a short drive to Dartmoor.

Our suggested locations to visit