After you’ve booked your offer holder day

Arrival and registration

Please register at the registration point in the Roland Levinsky Building. Registration will be open from 9:00 but our Student Ambassadors will be available all day to sign you in if you decide to arrive slightly later.

Plan your day

Upon registration you will receive a full printed copy of the programme which will detail where subject activities are taking place. You will also receive a copy of the programme a week before via email to help plan your day, which finishes at 16:30.

What should I do if I miss the offer holder day?

Don't worry if you miss your offer holder day – you can still visit one of the remaining offer holder days and book another place through our online booking form.

If these dates are not suitable or have already taken place you can visit us at one of our undergraduate open days.

Exclusive travel offer

We are pleased to be able to offer a travel bursary of up to £30 to guests attending our offer holder 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.

Parking and travel information

There are plenty of car parks in the city centre within walking distance of the University.

There are also various park and ride locations on the outskirts of the city that can be used as an alternative to the central car parks.

For useful maps and travel resources, discover our information and advice on getting here.

Reserving disabled parking

Blue badge parking spaces can be reserved by calling +44(0)1752 58 58 58 or emailing

Spaces will be available in the Babbage car park and you will be directed to these when you arrive on campus.

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.

Great Western Railway offer

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*.

Book your special offer train tickets now

Hotel accommodation offers

Copthorne Hotel Plymouth – Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 1AR

  • 15% off our Best Flexible rate to include Breakfast
  • 15% Food and Beverage discount
  • Complimentary Parking (subject to availability)
  • Late check – out, 2pm on day of departure

Contact – 01752 224161 or by email: 

Duke of Cornwall Hotel – Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LG

  • Single £75.00
  • Twin/Double £85.00
  • Superior Double/Twin £105.00
  • Family £140.00

All rates quoted are for Bed and Breakfast and include VAT charged at the current rate.

If found, lower rates will be honoured.

Jurys Inn – Exeter Street, PL4 0AZ

  • 15% discount on best flexible rates
  • Use Promotional Code: PLIUNI20 to activate discount.

Crowne Plaza Plymouth – Armada Way, PL1 2HJ

  • 20% discount on best flexible rates
  • Use this link to book

I am running late for my offer holder day – what should I do?

Please report to the Roland Levinsky Building registration desk on your arrival and we will sign you in and give you your programme for the day. If your subject activities have already started, then please see a member of the team on the Help and Information desk who will be able to tell you where the subject activities are.

Can I bring guests with me?

We know how important your friends and family are in your applicant journey. Therefore, we are pleased to extend our offer holder day invitation to them also. Please ensure you inform us of how many guests you will be bringing when you complete the online booking form; the link is provided on your invitation.

If you would like to amend the number of guests that will be attending with you, please contact us on +44(0)1752 58 58 58 or by emailing

Can you confirm whether I've registered?

You will receive a booking confirmation via email to confirm that a place has been secured for you and your guests after you complete your booking.

If you have yet to receive this confirmation, please contact us on +44(0)1752 58 58 58.

What if I have applied for more than one course at the University of Plymouth?

You are welcome to attend more than one offer holder day. Most courses will be present at each offer holder day so you can choose which talks you attend and tailor the day to suit your needs. Information about which courses will be present on which day is detailed on the web booking page.

If you are not able to attend another offer holder day, the courses are running drop-in sessions at the end of the scheduled subject activities so you can go and find out more and get your course specific questions answered for your other subject.

Offer holder day survey competition

Following our 2019 offer holder days we sent out surveys to all students and parents/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 Amazon or Waterstones voucher (one per student and parent/guest).


  • Ryan Jonathan Taylor - January
  • Chantal Heather - February
  • Max Harrison- March

*GWR train offer terms and Conditions

  • The Open Days GWR travel offer is only available for travel on GWR services only. If travelling from or within a region of the country that is not part of the GWR network you may need to purchase separate tickets to the chosen destination.
  • The destination must be relevant to the University you have received the link from, i.e. Plymouth for the University of Plymouth, etc. 
  • Origin of journey must be within the GWR network, but please note that Advance Purchase tickets are not available for short distance journeys.
  • The scheme is only available for use with Advance Purchase tickets. These set times and dates of travel and are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
  • The Open Days GWR travel offer is available for the dates provided by each university and the week that the event takes place, running Saturday to the next Sunday. So stay for more than a day to get a feel for the local scene.
  • The scheme is combinable with the 16–25 Railcard. Simply tick the box on the page by “Passengers” and select from the drop down box.
  • The booking link URL is unique to the University of Plymouth and cannot be used for destinations other than specified.
If you have any questions or queries regarding this offer, then please email

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.

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.