Undergraduate open day


To help you plan your day in advance we will send you a copy of the programme one week before the day.

A full printed version of the programme will also be available for you to collect from registration when you arrive at the Open Day.

Programme for Saturday 12 November 2016 now available to download as a PDF.


The undergraduate open day runs from 9.00am until 4.30pm.

On arrival to the campus, please collect your goody bag and register your attendance with a member of the registration team in the Roland Levinsky Building. The registration team will talk you through the programme for the day and answer any questions you may have. We strongly advise that you check the times of the talks and subject sessions that you are interested in, as some sessions are only run once.

iPad mini competition

Following our undergraduate open days we send out surveys to all students and their guests to gain valuable feedback on the events. To say thank you for taking the time to complete the surveys we enter all participants into a prize draw to win an iPad mini.

Our recent prize winners are listed below.

June 2016 undergraduate open day

  • Student winner: Katie Lloyd
  • Guest winner: Holly Elgar

October and November 2015 undergraduate open day 

  • Student winner: Kirsty England
  • Guest winner: Suzanne Allen

If you have any questions concerning the prize draw please email studentrecruitment@plymouth.ac.uk

Hotel offers for our Applicant Days and Open Days

The following local hotels are offering special deals which tie in with our recruitment event dates:

  • Boringdon Hall Hotel
  • Copthorne Hotel
  • Duke of Cornwall Hotel
  • Future Inns
  • Holiday Inn
  • Jurys Inn
  • Kitley House Hotel
  • New Continental Hotel

Find prices and booking information.

Kitley House Hotel

Great Western Railway offer

GWR are offering the following to all students invited to attend an Open or Taster Day, the offer also extends to the prospective student’s family and friends who may also be travelling. This offer is for travel in association with any Open or Taster Days scheduled for 2016.

  • 20% discount on GWR ‘Advance Purchase’ fares to Plymouth.
  • These tickets restrict travel to use on specific train services and they are not exchangeable. Travel may also be purchased from stations in London and the home counties operated by other train operators.
  • Travel may take place up to three days before and after the Open Day to allow for extended leisure time / short-breaks in the locality.
  • Discounts are NOT available through the normal public booking site.
  • Advance Purchase fares are quota controlled, so book early for the widest range of travel options.
  • Railcard discounts are also available under this special offer.

Visitor feedback

Our Open Days have been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars. These ratings derive from visitor feedback surveys*.

“All of the staff and students that I spoke to were so enthusiastic about the University and about the course that they were taking. They were all happy to speak to me and help if I had a question or needed directions.”
Open Day attendee

“Everyone was very welcoming and was lovely. I didn't feel like I was burdening anyone if I was lost and everyone was happy to help! Would just like to say thank you for making my day worth it and making me feel comfortable in an environment that was new to me!”
Open Day attendee

Campus tours

Undergraduate open day tours

Thank you Plymouth. You have made it crystal clear what I should do. It was highly informative with tours from students so you could get honest opinions and great presentations from tutors. Certainly a top choice for me, thanks again!

Feedback from prospective student Symone, Haverhill.

Information on the day's tours

International students and support staff

Student support

The University radiated professionalism and friendliness throughout my application process – right through from speaking to the accommodation office on the telephone to meeting student ambassadors and faculty staff on open day.

Rebecca, BSc International Relations with Sociology, from Tiverton

Student life and support


Catering venues are open providing hot and cold drinks, light lunches and hot meals throughout the day.

Venues are detailed on the back of the programme for the day. Follow the green catering signs to direct you to the appropriate catering venue.

Prospective students at open day

Open Day top tips

Find out more information from those who have attended our Open Days and follow our top tips for making the most out of your visit.

Our top tips

Your checklist

  • Decide how you will be travelling to the University.
  • Plan your route to the University / parking facilities around the city.
  • Check for open day updates on the web.
  • Decide which talks and tours you would like to attend.
  • Make a note of what you would like to see and do.
  • Make a note of questions you have and who you would like to speak to.

*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 marketintelligence@plymouth.ac.uk.