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


Unfortunately, due to the new lockdown restrictions, we are currently unable to run any of our campus tours. We will update this page once we can get our tours safely up and running again. 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. 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 5 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 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 and 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 do 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 best suit you please let us know and we can see what we can do.

How long is a tour?

The virtual zoom campus tours will last between 45 minutes and 1 hour and the ‘in person’ tour will be similar, 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 to the town centre, ten minutes’ walk from the historical Barbican and is only a short drive to Dartmoor.

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