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Why Plymouth?

So, you might be wondering why you should choose Plymouth as your top university and new home.... Hopefully, here you can read a bit about why it's so brilliant in the South West. Feel free to ask questions about what makes Plymouth great! We want to hear from you! Or, if any of you are already here and loving it, tell us some of your best bits! :bigsmile::clap2:

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Our uni is unique for a number of reasons, but perhaps it's best known for its location: set right in the middle of the city! Even though you're in the centre of the city, within walking distance of shops, you're also only 20 minutes drive away from beautiful beaches and dramatic Dartmoor!

After Steven Spielberg finished filming War Horse on Dartmoor, he said, ''I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor." It really is a stunning place to be! :h: Fancy a walk?

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As for our beaches... where to start!? Has anyone visited any of our local beaches? Golden sand, lush blue sea... It's probably partly what got Plymouth recently voted 2nd for holiday destinations by Conde Naste!:dance:

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If you're thinking of joining us at Plymouth, we would definitely recommend you visit us at an Open Day. We've still got a couple this year: Saturday 25 April and Wednesday 24 June.
You can book on here: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/open-days

Of course, you may have already applied! Hoorah!:banana2:If you have, then make sure you book on to your Applicant Day. You'll hear much more about your course, including talks from lecturers, and get a tour of your potential new accommodation. Our 2 remaining Applicant Days are Saturday 22 Feb and Saturday 14 March. Please come along! We'd love to see you!
https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/applicant-journey/applicant-days

If any of our current students have any 'best places to visit' in and around Plymouth, then please get involved in our chat. Hopefully, we can give all of our prospective students some great advice for their visit to Plymouth!

We'll be back soon with more great reasons why you should choose Plymouth! :hello:

Already have questions about Plymouth? Ask away! We'll be here!
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Are you thinking of joining us at Plymouth?

It would be great to have you here in our fantastic location down in the South West! :h:

We have 2 different sorts of day where you can come and see us an Open Day for anyone looking at coming to Plymouth, and an Applicant Day for those of you who have already applied. The next Applicant Day is on 14 March, so make sure you book on if you’ve already applied!
Check out our webpage for details of how to book on! :dancing:

o Open Day https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/open-days/ugopendays
o Applicant Day https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/applicant-days

If you’d like to know any more about our Open Days or Applicant Days, then let us know. We can answer your questions. :hmmmm:

Maybe you’re wondering what to do whilst you’re here visiting…? Ask us for our highlights of Plymouth. Best places to eat, best shopping areas, where to go outside of the city….
Robotics at Plymouth University
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I've firmed Plymouth for Physio. I'm doing an Access Diploma and we've just found out today that we will only get calculated grades for the units that are left to complete. Our college is going to continue teaching most of the course online but we are no obliged to attend or return assignments. Can you tell me what Plymouth are considering for Access student entry requirements in light of this massive change? I'm luckily a distinction level student in the modules we have completed so far, so according to my science tutor I have nothing to worry about. However I want to be certain I am doing all I can to ensure I get my place on the course. Do you know when the uni will likely be giving out advice specific to Plymouth applicants?
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I've firmed Plymouth for Physio. I'm doing an Access Diploma and we've just found out today that we will only get calculated grades for the units that are left to complete. Our college is going to continue teaching most of the course online but we are no obliged to attend or return assignments. Can you tell me what Plymouth are considering for Access student entry requirements in light of this massive change? I'm luckily a distinction level student in the modules we have completed so far, so according to my science tutor I have nothing to worry about. However I want to be certain I am doing all I can to ensure I get my place on the course. Do you know when the uni will likely be giving out advice specific to Plymouth applicants?

Hi! Thanks so much for getting in touch. It sounds like your studies have been going really well - well done! With regard to admissions and entry requirements, I'm going to direct you to our Admissions Team as they will have all of the latest up-to-date info. You can give them a call on +44 (0) 1752 585858 or you can drop them an email at [email protected]. The other alternative is to get in touch with them on WhatsApp - the number for that is 07860 593512. Best of luck and keep in touch regarding how you get on. :smile:
~ Catherine, University of Plymouth
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Thanks the WhatsApp number will be helpful thank. Strange times eh?
Hello everyone!

I am a current third year student at the University of Plymouth and I thought that I would share some reasons why I choose to study here.

The first thing was my course. I am studying Primary Education and although many Universities have the course available, I particularly liked the modules that I would be studying at Plymouth plus the course had a specialism attached to the course which, from what I had found, was unique.

Secondly, the university was a campus university which was important for me as this meant that accommodation for first years (halls) and later accommodation was really close by. All of the buildings that I would need were on the same site and that meant that everything was really close.

And finally the University of Plymouth is in a great location as the campus is less than a 5 minute walk to the shopping centre; a short walk to the Barbican, the Hoe and the sea (which I would highly recommend going to visit); and a short bus or car journey to Dartmoor to see some beautiful views and maybe a Dartmoor pony.

If you'd like to know any more about why I choose Plymouth or have any questions, please to ask and i'll answer them as quickly as I can! Hopefully talk to you soon :smile:

Laura - University of Plymouth Undergraduate Rep
ZOOM TALKS :h:

Hi Everyone!

We know you probably all have lots of questions about applying to uni, particularly in our current circumstances. So, we have some Zoom talks coming up next week which should help answer some of your questions! :thumbsup:

We have:
Choosing a course and benefits of university - Monday 27th April - 10am
Student finance and budgeting - Wednesday 29th April - 10am
Choosing between your university offers - Thursday 30th April - 10am
Student life - Friday 1st May - 10am
UCAS and personal statements - Friday 1st May - 10am

There are also more Zoom talks scheduled for later in May! Make sure you head there to get your questions answered :smile:

Follow the link: https://app.geckoform.com/public/#/modern/21FO00iuq8f90x007dx9h4afls

See you there!
~ Catherine, University of Plymouth
Hi Everyone,

Join me tomorrow on a zoom chat about student life! I'm going to be talking about how to choose a University, accommodation, clubs and societies, fresher's week, budgeting and about my experiences of uni! Of course there will be opportunities for you to ask me questions!

The zoom chat is at 10 tomorrow morning, just click on the link!

https://app.geckoform.com/public/#/m...0x007dx9h4afls

If you can't make it, please ask questions on here and we'll try to answer them as quickly as possible!

Hope to see you there tomorrow :smile:
Laura - University of Plymouth Undergraduate Student Rep
Hi Everyone,

I wanted to write a post about diversity at the university as this was one thing I was concerned about before I started. Coming from a town just outside of London, I have always been around a very diverse group of people, and coming to Plymouth I was worried I wouldn't see people like me, or make friends similar to that from back home, but I was so pleasantly surprised that there's such a diverse culture at the university.

There are various cultural societies like Indian, Pakistani, Afro-Caribbean, Tropical Island society, GhanaSoc and so many more! You don't even have to be from those countries to get involved so it's a great way to learn about other cultures and go to different events which is amazing. Also, the university has a lot of international students from all over the world which makes it a diverse place, so, if you're feeling how I did before I started, I just want to make you aware of the diversity the university has and you will not be alone!


Speak soon,
Yasmin ~ University of Plymouth Postgraduate Student Rep :smile:
Hello everyone! It feels like ages since I last posted in here.

I just wanted to share some of the things I LOVE about studying at Plymouth and why you should consider coming to study in this beautiful city. As you may already be aware, Plymouth is Britains Ocean City and since I have moved here after living in a landlocked area this has been great. One of my favourite places to visit is Royal William Yard (RWY) (it's about a 40-minute walk from the university campus), here you can find a range of amazing restaurants and a Food and Craft Market on the first Sunday of every month! There are also some small businesses that offer different activities, such as pottery classes and wine tasting. If history is your thing, then you can attend a group tour or even book a private tour with a guide and learn all about RWY.

If you want to read more about "Why Plymouth?" you can check out the university blog - http://www.mylifewithplym.com/why-i-chose-plymouth which has some great resources.

Feel free to drop me a message to talk about Plymouth more!

Stay safe, and sane!
Yasmin ~ University of Plymouth Postgraduate Student Rep
Things to do - Dartmoor Zoo

There are so many things to do in and around Plymouth, making it the perfect location to study. Not only do you have the city centre right on your doorstep, but you can also venture out towards Dartmoor and even Dartmoor Zoo!

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If you love seeing and learning about animals you will love Dartmoor Zoo. You can also gain voluntary experience through the University of Plymouth Students Union, all you have to do is sign up. This gives you the chance to meet like-minded people, have a unique experience at the zoo and learn more about animal conservation.

Just 15 minutes away from Plymouth, a trip to the 33-acre zoo is the perfect opportunity to unwind and take some time for yourself and away from your studies. You can expect to see a range of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

Let me know if you have any questions about volunteering at the zoo!

Take care,
Yasmin ~ University of Plymouth Postgraduate Student Rep
Hi All,

Our Student Life Festival is happening RIGHT NOW!

Check out heaps of events on our site. There's an amazing lineup including demos from our students and takeovers (students, the SU, support services and graduates) on Instagram. Follow @plymuniapply. On our site, there are webinars, talks, music composition workshops, robot tournaments, and loads more. Whatever course you're looking at, there's bound to be something that will catch your interest.

Have fun!

~ Catherine, University of Plymouth
Hi Everyone!

Are you a foodie like me? Do you like going out to eat, or ordering takeaway?

Sometimes, I prefer to have a chilled evening with a nice meal and a few drinks, rather than going out, and some of these restaurants offer amazing food and atmosphere for all types of budgets. My favourite restaurants have a view of the sea, but I'm not fussy!

Here is a list of 50 of the best restaurants in Plymouth, and I am currently working my way through the list as I like to dine out at different places https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink/plymouths-top-50-restaurants-353455

Have you got a favourite restaurant, or do you like to try new places too?

Hopefully, you get to visit some of the places on the list if you study with us at Plymouth!

Yasmin ~ University of Plymouth Postgraduate Student Rep
Hi Everyone!

Recently, we've had lots of our student bloggers write about why they chose Plymouth. Whether they come from towns nearby, or different countries, our students have loads of different reasons why they choose to join us. :dancing:

Meet some of our undergraduate students and have a read of why they chose to study with us in Britain's Ocean City: http://www.mylifewithplym.com/undergraduate

:h:

~ Catherine, University of Plymouth
TASTER LECTURES

Hi All,

So... if you're in the process of deciding what you'd like to study, we may be able to help! We currently have virtual taster days happening, where you can gain an insight into the course you're interested in. With interactive talks and demonstrations, as well as current students you can chat to, they will give you a true idea of what the course will be like and what career prospects there are with your chosen subject.

Of course, you might already know exactly what you want to study! In which case, these sessions will be great to get an idea of what the application process looks like, gain ideas for your personal statement and find out about entry requirements. Or you could put together some questions for our students on student life, the course, or the University in general.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

~ Catherine, University of Plymouth
VIRTUAL OPEN DAY :ciao:

SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER

This Saturday is our final virtual Open Day of the year. It's your final chance before the application deadline to have a chat with our lecturers and students. Or, if you want to find out more about what Plymouth has to offer or further detail about your course of interest.

Things to do in preparation:

1) Sign up to the Open Day
2) Receive your booking confirmation email which will have all the info you need to...
3) Register an account with Zoom
4) Browse our calendar of events to see what sessions you fancy attending
5) Plan some questions for our students and lecturers (though these aren't necessary if you'd rather just have a listen!)

In the meantime, ask us questions about the day here and remember to follow @plymuniapply on social media for updates!

~ Catherine, University of Plymouth
Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great start to your week. :rave:

I just wanted to share some of the things I LOVE about studying at Plymouth and why you should consider coming to study in this beautiful city. I am an international student from the Caribbean and many of you may be asking yourselves,
"Why did she leave a hot, beautiful picturesque country to move to a cold and sometimes gloomy one?". Well, this is why I chose Plymouth. Plymouth is Britain's Ocean City and since I came from an ocean city myself, I found my home in Plymouth. One of my favourite places to visit is the Hoe (it's about a 15-minute walk from the university campus), here you can find one of our landmarks, Smeaton's tower which is absolutely breathtaking at night and a range of amazing restaurants. If serenity is your thing, then you will definitely enjoy sitting on the grass with a good book or even sitting on the benches looking out into an ocean view.

If you want to read more about "Why Plymouth?" you can check out the university blog - http://www.mylifewithplym.com/why-i-chose-plymouth which has some great resources.

Feel free to drop me a message to talk about Plymouth more!:h:

Stay safe always!
Tsian ~ University of Plymouth Undergraduate Student Rep
Hi Everyone,

I hope you having a wonderful week.

🚨OFFER HOLDER DAY🚨

Only 10 days until our Virtual Offer Holder Day! If you’ve made an application with us, you can attend taster lectures, chat with academic staff and students, and start to feel part of the family!💻


To register, you can click the link below. We hope to see you there :smile:

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/forms/applicant-day/registration


Stay safe always!
Tsian ~ University of Plymouth Undergraduate Student Rep
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Original post by University of Plymouth Undergraduate Student Rep
Hi Everyone,

I hope you having a wonderful week.

🚨OFFER HOLDER DAY🚨

Only 10 days until our Virtual Offer Holder Day! If you’ve made an application with us, you can attend taster lectures, chat with academic staff and students, and start to feel part of the family!💻


To register, you can click the link below. We hope to see you there :smile:

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/forms/applicant-day/registration


Stay safe always!
Tsian ~ University of Plymouth Undergraduate Student Rep

Have the Applicant Days been published for Medicine yet? I understand they are subject specific. Thank you.
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Have the Applicant Days been published for Medicine yet? I understand they are subject specific. Thank you.

Hi @aspmedic,

Great to hear from you!

The Post Offer Experience Days (previously Applicant Days) are yet to be scheduled, but are expected to take place on Zoom in March. There will be 3 dates. You should receive an email within the next couple of weeks. :h: They're a fab opportunity to find out more about your course and to have a chat with students and staff. I'd definitely recommend thinking about any questions you'd like to ask.

Look forward to seeing you there!

~ Catherine, University of Plymouth

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