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|Address:||Derriford Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 8BH|
|Type:||Independent Church of England (Voluntary)|
|Applicants per place:||3.5|
Our extensive library has in excess of 15,000 books over three floors, over 500 journal titles, approximately 7,000 electronic journals, an IT suite, 3,500 video/DVD titles and wireless internet access throughout. Students can study in a silent study area or other group work areas and all copying and printing (as well as lamination, binding, document collation) can be done here using Marjon's Copy Shop. For more information please follow this link 
IT and computing
Our virtual learning environment (LearningSpace) allows you to study, have access to learning aids and material and stay in contact with your lecturers from just about anywhere. To ensure that all students benefit from this enriched learning experience, we intitiated this groundbreaking new laptop scheme.
Sport is massive at UCP Marjon. We have invested £12.3 million in our sporting facilities and if you study at UCP Marjon all the facilities you need are right on campus. Here is a list of our sports societies:
Badminton (currently only a men's team) Basketball (men and women) Futsal (men and women) Football (men and women) Hockey (men and women) Lacrosse (men and women) Netball Rugby (men and women) Swimming (men and women) Tennis (currently only a men's team) Waterpolo (men and women) Volleyball (men and women) Dance (men and women) Cheerleaders
Our new Sports centre includes:
25 metre swimming pool, full size sand dressed astro turf, 90 station fitness suite, strength and conditioning facility, 12 court sports hall, grass pitches, gymnasium, sports therapy clinic, sports science lab, outdoor education centre with climbing wall, video analysis suite, full schedule of recreational classes, cafe.
Marjon's Student Support department offer our students a broad range of services in the following areas:
Improving Study Skills (interactive workshops, self access materials, podcasts, individual and group support sessions) Counselling (our team of qualified and experienced counsellors can help and support you through any personal or emotional issues during your studies) Financial support (advice, guidance and information regarding loans, grants and funding. Access to learning hardship fund) Disability support (the Disability Team can help you access funding and practical support on campus) Specific Learning Difficulties (there is a specialist Dyslexia Tutor to provide study skills support to identified students with dyslexia and dyspraxia)
Link to Student Support http://www.marjon.ac.uk/courses/studentsupport/
On campus there is a shop which sells basic groceries, newspapers and sweets/drinks. There is also a bookshop and copyshop on campus. Within a short distance of the campus there are two large supermarkets and a high street at Crownhill. Plymouth has extensive shopping with Drake Circus shopping centre, many high street stores, markets and numerous out of town superstores.
Marjon's campus is served by regular buses to Plymouth city centre and suburbs. From Bretonside bus station take a bus to Derriford (Bus numbers 28, 28a. Sundays and evenings 29, 29d) and ask for the stop at 'Marjon'. Plymouth airport is within walking distance of the campus. As the campus is outside of Plymouth city centre it is easily reached on major roads by following signs for 'Plymouth City Airport' (the campus entrance is nearly opposite the airport entrance).
Our extensive Student Support department provides various forms of support for current and prospective students requiring careers advice.
Why not earn while you learn? UCP Marjon’s Student Ambassador scheme offers you flexible working hours that can fit around your studies, a good rate of pay and the chance to gain valuable CV-boosting experience and people skills. Our Student Ambassadors help promote the UCP Marjon and Higher Education in a number of ways: You can represent UCP Marjon at Higher Education and UCAS events, conduct tours of the campus, get involved in our Summer Residential events by staffing and organising fun activities for young people and also help to run our Open Days. Being a Student Ambassador is a great way to top up your finances while supporting UCP Marjon and learning new skills at the same time.
University College Plymouth St Mark & St John has a Christian foundation and is a Church of England Institution. The Chaplaincy Centre aims to be fully inclusive, welcoming all of any faith or none. We actively encourage an open and friendly atmosphere where all views are respected in a spirit of generous hospitality. There are social events throughout the year and we are involved in all areas of the University College life. We work in close liaison with Student Services and the Student’s Union.
The Chaplain is available to offer help, advice, a listening ear and a sense of humour for all whether they belong to a faith tradition or not.
The Chaplaincy team comprises of the chaplain Revd Paul N. Thompson (Paul), two full time Chaplaincy Assistants and a number of volunteer Student Chaplaincy Assistants. We are based in the Chaplaincy Centre which is used as a social space and a place of sanctuary, prayer and worship. It is a safe, quiet space available to whoever needs to use it.
The Chaplaincy Centre includes the Marshall Room, a comfortable common room and meeting place where tea, coffee and toast with Fairtrade spreads are available; the main Chaplaincy Office, the home of the Chaplaincy Assistants and the first place to go for enquiries about the Chaplaincy; the Quiet Room, reserved for prayer and meditation and used by people of any faith group or none; the Chaplain’s Office, where the Chaplain likes to be disturbed!; and the Chapel (St Mark & St John) is where Christian services are held.
Bars, pubs and clubs
On campus there is the SU Bar as well as a restaurant and Grandstand cafe. Plymouth has many student-friendly bars, pubs and clubs. Our friends at the University of Plymouth have created a very thorough guide to the student waterholes in the city, you can find it here (go to the 'bars, clubs and pubs' section) http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/University_of_Plymouth
Clubs and societies
There are over 50 clubs and societies at UCP Marjon. Our very successful sports clubs competing in BUCS reflect UCP Marjon's sporting reputation. There are also numerous non-sporting clubs and you can set up new clubs and societies with the support of the MSU.
Halls of residence and shared houses are available on campus. We endeavour to house all of our first year students in accommodation on campus. Second and third year students typically rent student accomodation in Plymouth (i.e Mutley Plain). Please follow this link for more accomodation information: http://www.marjon.ac.uk/facilities/accommodation/howtobookaccommodation/#d.en.1699
For accomodation prices please see website. The Student Village (shared houses on campus) includes heating, lighting, internet access, partial contents insurance and partial cleaning. You will need to bring your own bedding and kitchen equipment (apart from international students). Halls are divided into male and female units of acommodation with 6-9 residents sharing communal areas in halls and 4-5 sharing communal areas in the 'Student Village'. More information at http://www.ucpmarjon.ac.uk/facilities/accommodation
On campus there is accommodation for 490 students. There are seven catered Halls of Residence and thirty-eight self-catering houses in the Student Village. Types of accommodation are as follows: 280 catered single rooms and 22 catered twin rooms (+ 4 catered ensuite single rooms for those with mobility impairments) / 121 single self-catered rooms and 22 twin self-catered rooms (+2 single self-catered ensuite rooms for those with mobility impairments). Four of our halls have recently been refurbished with 75 rooms now offering ensuite facilities. For more information please use this link: http://www.marjon.ac.uk/facilities/accommodation/hallsofresidence/
Many of our students choose to live off-campus in their second and third years. Our Student Support department offer assistance for those seeking off-campus accommodation by providing up-to-date information and advice about student housing in Plymouth and the surrounding area. An information booklet with suggestions and contact details for reputable landlords and agencies offering student accommodation in the city (usually in and around the Mutley Plain area of Plymouth) is available from the Accommodation Officer in Student Support and can be found online along with other information at http://www.marjon.ac.uk/facilities/accommodation/livingoffcampus/
UCP Marjon is a self-contained campus with accommodation, academic and sports facilities all on one site. There are also bars, shops, restaurants and childcare facilities on campus. On a clear day you can see the city of Plymouth and Dartmoor National Park from the upper floors of our buildings. The central feature of the campus is the quad:
Marjon's campus is situated on the outskirts of Plymouth, ten minutes from the city centre and ten minutes from the edge of Dartmoor National Park (both the moor and the city are visible from our campus on a sunny day!). This unique location means that our students enjoy both the student nightlife, shopping, culture and history of the city of Plymouth as well as the natural beauty of Dartmoor and the beaches of Devon and Cornwall. The campus is well connected with regular buses to the city and a small regional airport nearby.
Academically, our University College strives for excellence. In the National Student Survey 2012, we gained 87% for student satisfaction and 79.9% for Teaching Excellence in the Sunday Times University Guide.. As one of the most experienced teacher training provider in the South West, we have been successfully training teachers since 1840, receiving praise in our Ofsted inspections, including an “outstanding” for our secondary Management and Quality Assurance. We have excellent links with local schools and UCP Marjon is both well known and well respected.
You tube link for teacher training video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndM9njm9Tnc&feature=player_embedded
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