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Choosing a Uni Plymouth, AUP or UWE

Hey all, I know this is a subjective question and I really need to make this choice on my own, but just wondering if any one had experience with my three choices that could give me a little guidance.

I have offers for Arts University Plymouth,
University of Plymouth
and UWE in Bristol.
All to study Photography

I think Arts Uni Plymouth is where my heart is going, it seems to be a smaller university with great facilities and resources.

University of plymouth is probably my last choice, a large Uni not dedicated to the arts.

But my head is saying UWE in Bristol. I'm going to be a mature student, I have a mortgage and will be living at home, I'm looking at it taking me 2 hours each way to get to Plymouth, which I'm prepared for because my current commute is over 4 hours each way twice a week, but Bristol is about 1 and 30 mins away and I can go direct on train there.

I feel like picking a university because of convenience is wrong, but will commiting to a long commute to university curse me in the long run.
Original post by LCSantos
Hey all, I know this is a subjective question and I really need to make this choice on my own, but just wondering if any one had experience with my three choices that could give me a little guidance.
I have offers for Arts University Plymouth,
University of Plymouth
and UWE in Bristol.
All to study Photography
I think Arts Uni Plymouth is where my heart is going, it seems to be a smaller university with great facilities and resources.
University of plymouth is probably my last choice, a large Uni not dedicated to the arts.
But my head is saying UWE in Bristol. I'm going to be a mature student, I have a mortgage and will be living at home, I'm looking at it taking me 2 hours each way to get to Plymouth, which I'm prepared for because my current commute is over 4 hours each way twice a week, but Bristol is about 1 and 30 mins away and I can go direct on train there.
I feel like picking a university because of convenience is wrong, but will commiting to a long commute to university curse me in the long run.

Hi there!

Great to hear you have an offer to study with us here at Plymouth! 🙂

As a current student, I can say that Plymouth definitely has a large arts department and has dedicated areas that specialised in these subjects. The Roland Levinsky building is one of the main arts 'hubs' here on campus and is often bustling with arts subject students and projects. There are regular exhibitions hosted in the dedicated spaces open to the public, there are arts fairs and markets, showcases, and work on display from a range of areas including photography, illustration, and more. There are lots of specialist arts facilities on offer so if you haven't visited us to check these out, I'd definitely recommend booking onto an open day here! You can also find more information about our courses, facilities, and opportunities here!

In my course, I know a few mature students that commute quite a distance to the university and it doesn't sound like too much of an issue from their experiences. I think it's important to go with your heart and attend a university that feels right for you and will give you the best experience possible so if that means a longer commute, I would definitely recommend considering that.

If you have any more questions about Plymouth, our campus, or courses, feel free to reach out! 😊

Best of luck!
-Alfie, University of Plymouth Undergraduate Student Ambassador
Robotics at Plymouth University
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