Applicant days

Subject-specific events that give University of Plymouth offer holders a chance to take the next step towards starting their course in September

What is an applicant day?

Applicant days are invite-only events for University of Plymouth offer holders. The experience is subject specific and tailored to give you the chance to explore your chosen course and the University in much more detail.


I’ve already been to an open day – why should I attend an applicant day?

Given that you are much further on with your university application, it’s likely that you’ll have questions that will differ from the ones you had before making your application and initial choices.

Applicant days are invite-only events that give you the opportunity to attend course-specific activities and spend more time with future classmates, course leads and academics who will be teaching you.

The day will give you the perfect opportunity to decide whether the course, university and city are the best fit for you as an individual.

You'll experience in-depth course lectures, sessions and activities that were not available in such detail at our open days. All of the University support services are present at our applicant days as well as tours of the University halls, so you'll have a great opportunity to think about where you could be living.

Decide on accommodation

The applicant day will also give you the opportunity to check out University-managed halls and student accommodation options in more detail and feel confident about where you want to want to live.

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 applicant 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 applicant 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 your applicant day.

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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).

Book your place now to be in with a chance of winning £100

Terms and conditions

One £100 prize will be awarded to an attendee following each applicant day, three prizes will be awarded in total. You must attend an event to be eligible to win.

Winners will be notified by email within two weeks of the applicant day. Prizes will be awarded as a prepaid Mastercard which can be used for petrol, train fares, or to purchase any other items you wish. We may contact you via email or phone if we require further information from you in order to issue the prize. The prize will be sent via post dependent on a postal address being provided by the winner within a specified timeframe.

In the event that no postal address is provided within the specified timeframe a new winner will be selected.  

Nursery tours 

Freshlings Nursery tours take place 9.00–15.30 (advance booking required).

If you wish to have a tour of the nursery, please email freshlingsnursery@plymouth.ac.uk or call 01752 588550 in advance of the Applicant Day.