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Overall Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 426 reviews
4.1 / 426 reviews
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Halls of Residence
Halls of Residence
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 120 reviews
3.5 / 120 reviews
Location
Location
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 77 reviews
4.3 / 77 reviews
Clubs & Societies
Clubs & Societies
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 29 reviews
4.3 / 29 reviews
Party Vibe
Party Vibe
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 77 reviews
4.1 / 77 reviews
Freshers' Week
Freshers' Week
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
4.4 / 19 reviews
University of Plymouth

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

Freshers' Week
Top 5 University for Freshers' Week

Reviews

Plymouth University Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars based on 426 reviews
4.1 / 426 reviews
5 Stars
151
4 Stars
190
3 Stars
60
2 Stars
18
1 Star
7
Campus/University buildings
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 120 reviews
Learning facilities
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 120 reviews
Sports facilities
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 120 reviews
Student Union
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 120 reviews
Careers service
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 120 reviews
Organisation
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 120 reviews
Inclusivity
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
Support for international students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Charleigh Hughes

13th August 2018
the staff are brilliant very friendly and willing to help with any problem you may have, huge library with loads of seating areas, computors and even a cafe. the campus its self is not as big as you think it is when you are there, a couple of shops including coffee shops and hot food areas, along with vending machines and its also very close to the main city centre if you need clothes, toiletries, food ect. the campus also has a gym and a range of clubs and activities available for everyone and easily accessable for everyone walking to wheelchair there are lifts in every building and ramps all aroung the campus
Campus / University buildings
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Health and wellbeing services
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support for international students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support and facilities for disabled students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

13th August 2018
Computer science courses are poor, content is out of date for current trends and business practises. It did not prepare me for a job (there is currently an apprentice doing similar role to me). University as whole is not very well organised, and management just do whatever they like. Not good value for money generally, much better options out there
Campus / University buildings
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Health and wellbeing services
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support for international students
Support and facilities for disabled students
1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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Course review , 16/09/2017

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BSc (Hons) Business Management
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

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

Submitted by Anonymous on

BEng (Hons) Robotics
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

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

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BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

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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Palaeontology and Sedimentology
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

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.

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

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Developmental Disorders & Education
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

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.

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

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Applied Conservation Biology
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

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.

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4.5 out of 5 stars based on 42 reviews
4.5 / 42 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 174 reviews
4.2 / 174 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 426 reviews
4.1 / 426 reviews
46 University of Chester
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 220 reviews
4.1 / 220 reviews
47 The University of Liverpool
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 522 reviews
4.1 / 522 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 886 reviews
4.0 / 886 reviews
49 The University of Greenwich
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 651 reviews
4.0 / 651 reviews
50 The University of Huddersfield
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 167 reviews
4.2 / 167 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 The Old Dairy
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
4.8 / 5 reviews
2 Discovery Heights
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 16 reviews
3.8 / 16 reviews
3 St Thomas Court
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
4.0 / 8 reviews
4 Frobisher House
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
3.9 / 9 reviews
5 Radnor
3.4 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
3.4 / 19 reviews
6 Mary Newman
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
3.7 / 9 reviews
7 Pilgrim
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 11 reviews
3.5 / 11 reviews
8 Robbins
3.2 out of 5 stars based on 16 reviews
3.2 / 16 reviews
9 Francis Drake
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
3.8 / 5 reviews
10 St Teresa House
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
3.6 / 5 reviews
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Rank City Student Rating
16 Lincoln
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 62 reviews
4.4 / 62 reviews
17 Bath
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 60 reviews
4.4 / 60 reviews
18 Oxford
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 63 reviews
4.3 / 63 reviews
19 Swansea
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 80 reviews
4.3 / 80 reviews
20 Plymouth
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 77 reviews
4.3 / 77 reviews
21 Canterbury
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 92 reviews
4.2 / 92 reviews
22 Kingston KUT
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 31 reviews
4.4 / 31 reviews
23 Norwich
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 31 reviews
4.4 / 31 reviews
24 Leicester
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 96 reviews
4.1 / 96 reviews
25 Cambridge
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 62 reviews
4.2 / 62 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 Trampoline
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
4.3 / 4 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 Badminton
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 Choir
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Football (W)
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 GeogSoc (Geography)
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
10 Hockey (W)
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Pryzm (Plymouth)
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 83 reviews
3.9 / 83 reviews
2 Switch
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 24 reviews
4.2 / 24 reviews
3 Walkabout (Plymouth)
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.3 / 10 reviews
4 Bac Bar
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.5 / 6 reviews
5 Cuba!
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.1 / 10 reviews
6 Popworld (Plymouth)
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
4.0 / 7 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 Revolution (Plymouth)
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.0 / 2 reviews
10 Bang Bang
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
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1 Plymouth University
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
4.4 / 19 reviews
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Awards

Freshers' Week
Top 5 University for Freshers' Week

Location Details

Plymouth University
Plymouth
PL4 8AA
United Kingdom