Undergraduate open days

Visiting an open day is the best way to get a feel for the campus and location and to see yourself studying at the University of Plymouth.

Unfortunately, we have had to postpone our April undergraduate open day on 25 April 2020 and are in the process of contacting those visitors who had registered for it. We will continue to assess the situation regarding our undergraduate open day on the 24 June 2020 and will contact visitors who have registered for this event if the situation changes. We are already in the process of organising virtual events with the aim of providing you with information to make informed decisions about studying with the University of Plymouth. We will be advertising these as the details get finalised.

We understand that you may have many questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on your application to the University of Plymouth.

Read our coronavirus FAQs

Why come to an open day?

Our open days are designed to provide you with the best opportunity to see our facilities and student accommodation first hand and to help you to feel confident with your choice of course. 

While you’ll have the chance to attend as many subject talks as possible, we recommend that you continue to browse through and research our wide variety of course options so that you feel more confident about the area of study that you are thinking of committing to.

Looking to join us in September 2020?

Don’t worry if you’ve missed the UCAS January deadline – if you want to study with us in September 2020 we may still have vacancies on your chosen course. 

Come along to our June open day, and take a look at our information on applying for an undergraduate degree after the January deadline.

“I think an open day is really important to come to because you get a better view of the University – you’re going to be spending an awful lot of time here. You want to know that you can get around the city, that it suits your personality, and that there are options here for you to enjoy your three, four or more years.”

Student Ambassador Georgia shares her thoughts and advice for attending open days

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Sample the thriving campus atmosphere
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Engage with passionate staff and students – we are rated ‘silver’ in the Teaching Excellence Framework
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Experience our facilities first hand – we are a top 10 UK modern university*
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Explore life in Britain’s Ocean City and see where you could live

Unsure about courses?

It’s great if you have a clear idea about the course that you’re thinking about applying for before you attend open days at various institutions...

...but it’s absolutely fine to not be 100% sure at this stage.

It’s a good idea to come to an open day equipped with any questions or queries you may have – our staff and students are best placed to provide the answers you’re looking for.

After you book your place, we will email you a programme for the day one week before your open day – this will help you to plan which subject talks you’d like to attend.

Want to bring guests along?

We understand how important it is to bring along family and friends to get their thoughts and advice, that’s why we allow you to bring as many guests as you want to your open day. 


Can’t make it to an open day?

Take advantage of more opportunities to visit the campus and explore the city by booking onto one of our fortnightly campus tours.

You get to see the facilities that the university has to offer, to visit the laboratories and see all the instrumentation you’ll be using throughout your degree. You also get to meet the lecturers that will be delivering content to you for the next three years. You don’t get a real feel for the university without going to an open day and experiencing it for yourself.

BSc (Hons) Chemistry student Lauren shares her thoughts on the benefits of attending an open day.


Benefit from exclusive travel and accommodation offers

We are pleased to be able to offer a travel bursary of up to £30 to guests attending our open days to help support the cost of travelling to our campus (local postcode exclusions apply).

Eligible guests will be contacted by email prior to the open day to advise them of how to collect their bursary.

From registration and parking information to exclusive train and hotel offers, find all the information you’ll need to make the most our of your visit once you’ve booked onto an open day.

Travel by bus

As part of a partnership with Plymouth Citybus we are offering visitors the opportunity to park and ride for free at the George Park and Ride Site (PL6 7HB) and to use our 42/42A/42C services direct to both the University of Plymouth and our site at Peninsula Allied Health Centre. These services operate every 15 minutes to both campuses. In addition, we are then opening up the rest of the bus network for you to explore, so if you are coming from elsewhere in our wonderful city or from further afield please visit plymouthbus.co.uk to explore our network.

All you need to do is show your invitation to the applicant/open day to the driver on the date in question and this will grant you access to our services. This offer is valid for up to four passengers and any additional passengers will be charged accordingly (day ticket £4.70).