Campus tours

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


Unfortunately, we have had to suspend our campus tours from Wednesday 18 March 2020 until further notice. If you have booked onto a tour, we will be contacting you directly with more information. You can however get a flavour for life at the University of Plymouth and the facilities we have on offer by taking a virtual tour of the city and our campus.

Take the virtual tour


What does the tour include?

You’ll be escorted around campus by a current student who, through their first-hand student experience, will provide you with a rich insight into buildings, facilities and services on campus.

You’ll also have a chance to visit some key campus locations:

  • Charles Seale-Hayne Library
  • Student accommodation show room
  • Students’ Union
  • Gym and health suite

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.

When are campus tours?

Wednesdays at 12:00, every two weeks.

Where should I go?

Campus tours set off from the ground floor of Roland Levinsky Building.

How long is a tour?

Campus tours last between 45 minutes and 1 hour.

Can I bring guests?

We encourage you to bring as many guests as you wish – we appreciate that the advice of those around you will play an important part in the university you decide to apply for.

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.

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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