Plymouth University
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Why choose Plymouth University?

Plymouth University is one of the UK's most prominent and dynamic universities with an educational history dating back to 1862. 

The University has a long record of high-quality, innovative research as demonstrated by its achievements in the RAE. In the Research Fortnight research power league table, based on the results of the 2008 RAE Plymouth has leapt 15 places to join the top 50 universities, showing the most significant improvement in the UK in research performance.

Plymouth is the first university in the world to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark in recognition of working as a genuine social enterprise, caring for communities and protecting the planet. The award was announced by the Social Enterprise Mark Company, which provides the only officially-defined registration for social enterprise.

Source: Official website  https://www.plymouth.ac.uk

Facts about Plymouth University

Consistently ranked as one of the top three modern universities, Plymouth has:

  • Over 30,000 students
  • Almost 3,000 staff
  • An annual income of around £160 million
  • A major role in the Combined Universities in Cornwall
  • Staff pursue excellence in teaching and research
  • Attractive location with vibrant city life and culture, set in the dramatic countryside and close to some of Britain's most beautiful beaches with excellent sailing and surfing opportunities
  • Team of international student advisors who can provide information about life at the university and about making your preparations before you arrive.


Location - Plymouth

Plymouth is the city that shaped the lives of Drake, Darwin, and many more who set sail from her harbour with a burning spirit of discovery. Today, her maritime heritage has blended with contemporary culture to create a city with a strong international tradition offering the best in entertainment, nightlife and shopping. 

The city's modern pedestrianised centre - right next door to the campus - has all the usual high street shops as well as bars, cafes, clubs and restaurants. In contrast, the Barbican area is one of the oldest parts of Plymouth, where narrow Elizabethan streets house small quirky shops, art galleries.


Career Prospects & Opportunities 

Developing you to be successful in your career is central to the University's enterprise mission. They provide a wide range of opportunities for you to enhance and record your employability skills, both within and outside of your course, and support this by providing impartial careers advice and guidance to help you make informed choices about your future.

Tools provided for students:

  • Developing Your Career Service - early identification of the student's talents and career objectives
  • Build Your Experience - through opportunities for Part-Time and Seasonal Work, Placements and Work-Based Learning, Volunteering at Home or Abroad, Graduate Internships.
  • Events such as Careers Fairs, Employers Practice Interviews, Employer Mentoring Programme, Competitions & Challenges.
  • Support with CVs and Job Applications
  • Support with Start-ups - Formation Zone and the One-Stop Ideas Shops can help you to research your idea and set up your company. Plymouth Entrepreneurs Society run by students aims to assist members to set up their ventures. Cash awards for budding social entrepreneurs.

Source: Official website  https://www.plymouth.ac.uk

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