Undergraduate open day dates
- Saturday 20 October 2018
- Saturday 10 November 2018
Our next open day:
“Behind the flashy websites and official rankings, there are real cities, each with their own character. Only by visiting them will you know whether a particular location is right for you.”
Harry, BA (Hons) Business Studies student and blogger
Your open day programme
To help you plan your day in advance we will send you a copy of the programme electronically one week before the event.
A full printed version of the programme will also be available for you to collect from registration when you arrive at the open day.
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.
To make sure that our visitors have the best possible experience of the University of Plymouth, we negotiate a number of travel and accommodation deals with Great Western Railway and local hotels.
The offer is a 20% reduction in our Advance Purchase fares which are available on most GWR mid and long distance GWR routes to your local station. The same discount can be obtained for any other passengers that are booked at the same time, and the discount is combinable with a 16–25 Railcard discount*.
Parking is available in the city centre close to campus, but traffic can become busy during events. There are various park and ride locations on the outskirts of the city that can be used as an alternative to the central car parks.
The New Continental Hotel – Millbay Rd, Plymouth, PL1 3LD
Situated in the heart of Britain’s Ocean City and easily accessible; we offer an unbeatable location and the warmest of family welcomes. Surrounded by iconic architectural, cultural landmarks and Plymouth’s sensational attractions and events; this Grade II listed, Victorian hotel is the perfect place to explore Plymouth, plus ample on-site parking makes us the premier destination for convenience and service. The New Continental Hotel not only offers 99 bedrooms and ample city centre parking, but also a leisure complex, restaurant, elegant functions rooms, meeting spaces and conference facilities as well as a bar and super fast, enterprise-grade Wi-Fi throughout.
Copthorne Hotel – Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 1AR
Go onto www.millenniumhotels.com and sign up for a MyMillennium loyalty account or log into your existing loyalty account to receive 10% off the best available rate at Copthorne Hotel Plymouth when booking directly. Book a room only flexible or advance purchase rate directly on the website and quote ‘University of Plymouth’ on check in to receive complimentary breakfast. Please note that this discount is not available if you book via a third party website, and if you book a breakfast inclusive rate no refunds will be issued.
Crowne Plaza – Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 2HJ
15% discount on our Best Flexible rate of the day which includes breakfast.
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
Everything you need to know about our open days. Explore our campus, facilities, and bustling city of Plymouth where you could be living, studying and socialising.
From must-see attractions such as the historic Barbican, top places to eat, plan ahead and discover the best ways to make the most of your visit to Plymouth.
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
*GWR train offer terms and Conditions
GWR train offer FAQs
What is an ‘Advanced Purchase Ticket’?
‘Advance Purchase’ refers to a ticket that can be purchased up to 18:00hrs (6pm) the day before travel, subject to availability. Once purchased, it is non-flexible (ie. unable to change times or dates travel) and non-refundable.
I cannot see the discounted fare.
‘Advance Purchase’ for the student fare are denoted by a small cross against the ticket price. If there is no red cross shown, then the ‘Advance purchase fare for that day may have sold out. Once the discounted fare has been chosen an asterisk ‘*’ will be displayed underneath the fares section.
The link to the booking page does not work. Where can I get assistance?
You may need to update your internet browser, we advise using Google Chrome or Firefox. There may be a need to clear your ‘cookies’
I cannot see the promotional fare.
Travel is only available on GWR routes, check the entirety of the journey is on GWR. Please also check the booking horizon. Sales open for Advance Purchase 12 weeks before travel.
I still cannot see or book the student discount fare.
Please call the GWR call centre for advice on 0345 700 0125, options 2, then 2 again.
**Star ratings come from our open day survey, where open day attendees were asked “Please rate your overall University of Plymouth 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event photography and video
Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth'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.