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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 365 reviews
4.1 / 365 reviews
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Halls of Residence
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 82 reviews
3.5 / 82 reviews
Location
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 33 reviews
4.1 / 33 reviews
Clubs & Societies
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 22 reviews
4.2 / 22 reviews
Party Vibe
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 33 reviews
3.9 / 33 reviews
Freshers' Week
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 23 reviews
4.3 / 23 reviews
University of Plymouth
Overview

Overview

Plymouth University is a public university in the South West of England, with over 26,900 students and is 15th largest in the United Kingdom by total number of students. The main campus is in the Devon city of Plymouth, but the university has campuses and affiliated colleges all over South West England.

Student Stats

Number of students26930
Male : Female47 : 53
Fulltime : Part time79 : 21
UK :International79 : 21

Awards

Top 10 university for Freshers' Week

Plymouth University Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars based on 365 reviews
4.1 / 365 reviews
5 Stars
125
4 Stars
166
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
16
1 Star
7
Campus/University buildings
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 59 reviews
Learning facilities
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 59 reviews
Sports facilities
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 59 reviews
Student Union
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 59 reviews
Careers service
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 59 reviews
Organisation
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 59 reviews
Inclusivity
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 34 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 40 reviews
Support for international students
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 32 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

9th April 2018
Plymouth uni is pretty good, there’s loads to do on and off campus, the courses are really interesting... 3 years honestly felt like nothing. The only bad thing I can think off is they often mix up students names... ive had loads of emails for someone can jong and lecturers sometimes take months to reply to emails
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

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18th March 2018
Campus good but a few old tatty concrete buildings. Facilities good but no sports facilities and very poor funding from the su for sports. Su is good, has a range of nights from open mic live music to club nights. Careers service excellent and very helpful. Organisation could be better with some lecturers but that's the same at any uni.
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Course review , 16/09/2017

Submitted by Anonymous on

So! I feel as though I needed to write this as, I always see so many positive reviews and don't get me wrong - Swansea is absolutely a good uni, but I feel as though I'd have liked to have read my review, before I started, three years ago. For me personally, it has been a mix of the good, and the very bad. It has been character building, exhausting, painful, and also - for a while in second year - contented. I hated first year campus accomodation - I lived with too many people, many of whom didn't get on with each-other and I found it to be so bitchy day in day out.

Course review , 29/05/2017

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A very challenging degree but highly rewarding, mostly good lecturing, and very supportive lecturers, a few issues with marking however it has been mostly resolved. Good content and good coverage. Poor timing on some of the modules in terms of module length to content, and some poorly timed assessments/hand in dates. Nicholas Outram is the best lecturer I have ever had or seen, he is bae, everyone loves him, super supportive and super helpful.

Course review , 18/05/2017

Submitted by Anonymous on

Very full-time course which includes roughly 50/50 placement and uni. Placement competency work to be completed during unpaid 37.5 hour week placement as well as uni essays - very stressful. Need to be good at time management and organisation to keep on top of it all! Plymouth uni quite unorganized, assignment results never given back on time.

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Course module review - Palaeontology and Sedimentology, 05/07/2017

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The faculty had a change in module codes so it is now GEOL2001, however the content hasn't changed at all. Overall, people could really do well with this module, there were some teaching problems occasionally but that is because some people were asking for answers rather than work it out. I found the content interesting, sometimes the lecture content was too long for its own good but mostly useful to revise for the palaeontology side.

Palaeontology and Sedimentology

Course module review - Developmental Disorders & Education, 07/03/2017

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The lecturer had a clear structure for all lectures of varied content covering different developmental disorders; Dyslexia, ASD, SLI etc. We were also given opportunities to give presentations on different research papers which were integrated and integral to the lecture content. This was a great way to help with our presentation skills and a good way of keeping us focused and interested by mixing up the speaker from the usual lecturer and including our involvement.

Developmental Disorders & Education

Course module review - Applied Conservation Biology, 23/05/2016

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This module was really interesting and thought provoking. By exploring the issues and limitations surrounding conservation, as an individual you are then able to look at conservation practices with new insights. Conservation is all too often seen as a practice that could only be beneficial, however through taking this subject, I have seen the darker side of conservation. This includes the politics surrounding conservation work, the limitations of implementing conservation practices and how important it is to use the best available data to inform management.

Applied Conservation Biology
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1 Discovery Heights
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 11 reviews
3.8 / 11 reviews
2 St Thomas Court
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
3.9 / 7 reviews
3 Frobisher House
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
3.8 / 8 reviews
4 Mary Newman
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
3.7 / 7 reviews
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3.4 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
3.4 / 9 reviews
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3.3 out of 5 stars based on 11 reviews
3.3 / 11 reviews
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3.3 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
3.3 / 9 reviews
8 St Teresa House
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
3.6 / 5 reviews
9 Gilwell
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
3.0 / 10 reviews
10 Francis Drake
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
3.7 / 3 reviews
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Rank City Student Rating
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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 31 reviews
4.3 / 31 reviews
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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 23 reviews
4.3 / 23 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 42 reviews
4.1 / 42 reviews
21 Swansea
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 40 reviews
4.1 / 40 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 33 reviews
4.1 / 33 reviews
23 Reading
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 30 reviews
4.1 / 30 reviews
24 Aberdeen
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 20 reviews
4.2 / 20 reviews
25 Southampton
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 42 reviews
3.9 / 42 reviews
26 Norwich
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews
4.4 / 14 reviews
27 Leicester
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 35 reviews
4.0 / 35 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 American Football
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.7 / 3 reviews
2 Football (W)
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
3 Biomedical
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.5 / 2 reviews
4 Tennis
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.5 / 2 reviews
5 Archery
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 Choir
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 JKD
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Pole Dancing
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 Rugby (M)
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
10 Trampoline
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
3.5 / 2 reviews
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Pryzm (Plymouth)
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 64 reviews
3.9 / 64 reviews
2 Switch
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.4 / 10 reviews
3 Popworld (Plymouth)
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
4.2 / 5 reviews
4 Walkabout (Plymouth)
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.7 / 3 reviews
5 Cuba!
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
3.8 / 6 reviews
6 Bac Bar
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.5 / 2 reviews
7 The Dairy
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Tigermilk at the Duke
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 Minerva Inn
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
10 Revolution (Plymouth)
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
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1 Plymouth University
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 23 reviews
4.3 / 23 reviews
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Awards

Top 10 university for Freshers' Week

Location Details

Plymouth University
Plymouth
PL4 8AA
United Kingdom