Student shadowing scheme

What is student shadowing? 

Would you like to live the student experience for a day and see what Higher Education is really all about? By spending a day with a current undergraduate student, you'll have the chance to see university life for yourself and get an insight into the kinds of courses you could do. If you're not sure which course is right for you, if you're looking for extra experience to strengthen a university application, or if you're just curious about university then the student shadowing scheme is for you.

Who is student shadowing for?

Are you unsure which university course is right for you? Are you looking for extra experience to strengthen a university application? Would you like to know more about university? If so, the student shadowing scheme is for you.

The student shadowing scheme at Plymouth University is open to all students from years 12 and 13, as well as any students progressing to Plymouth University from our partner colleges. 

What happens on the day?

What you'll do on a shadowing day depends on what course you're interested in and the timetable of the undergraduate student you're shadowing. Typically your day will include: lectures, seminars and workshops, spending time in the library and seeing any specialist facilities for your course. You'll also have time to relax in the Students' Union, meet other students and find out about student life and studying your course of interest.

When is student shadowing? 

If your application to take part is successful, you will be allocated one day between 1 February and 28 February 2018. If you are unable to attend the shadowing day on the date that you are offered, we will try and find an alternative date but please be aware that this is not always possible due to the timetables of our undergraduate students.

How can I apply?

We will be accepting applications for the student shadowing scheme for spring term from 1 December 2017, with the closing date being 2 January 2018. Fill in the application form or if you have any questions, please email Lindsey Cooper.