New foundation course to increase doctor numbers and diversity for the future
Budding doctors from disadvantaged backgrounds have the chance kick-start their career thanks to a new six-year programme at the University of Plymouth.
Hundreds inspired at University Health Showcase
From nursing to neuroscience and dentistry to dietetics, 500 school students learned about health and medicine career opportunities at the University of Plymouth’s Health Showcase.
Hundreds attend graduations ceremonies of Devon Children’s University
University of Plymouth news: Children from across Devon enjoyed their very own graduations after completing hundreds of hours of extra-curricular learning activities as part of Devon Children's University
Dental team awarded grant to train children as ‘dental buddies’
Ruth Potterton and charity Well Connected, will be working in partnership with local schools to educate and inspire children about oral health
"I doubted I would get in to medical school, but a taster week gave me confidence"
Chris Gummow had wanted to be a doctor from age five, but was concerned he would never get in to study. Now he is one of the first students to complete an entire BMBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with the University's Peninsula Medical School
New book aims to inspire young people to join Children’s University
Cub’s Adventures, written by the Devon and Cornwall Children’s University Chancellor David Lawrence Jones, with illustrations by Abie Greyvenstein, follows the Children’s University mascot as he travels getting stamps for his Passport to Learning
ESF Widening Participation Skills Partnership
The ESF Widening Participation through Skills Project aims to improve pathways from vocational programmes to higher education and to increase access for all to higher level skills training through innovative and flexible access routes.
Devon and Cornwall Children’s University graduations
Children from across Devon and Cornwall have graduated after completing hundreds of hours of extra-curricular learning activities with the Devon and Cornwall Children’s University, managed by the University of Plymouth
Consortium awarded £5.5million to increase HE participation from disadvantaged backgrounds
Plymouth University news: A consortium of universities and colleges across the South West – led by the University of Plymouth– has been awarded £5.5million in government funding to inspire young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into higher education
Plymouth Access Scheme - target schools
Find out about the current Plymouth Access Scheme target schools and colleges that the University's Widening Participation team work with.