Student Life In Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is one of the largest universities in the South West, with a main campus located at the centre of ‘Britain’s ocean city’.

The city of Plymouth, characterised by its lively community of students, lies within an area of rich geographical and ecological diversity.

Experiences Plymouth Has To Offer

From the nearby Dartmoor National Park, to the Devon and Cornwall coast – you are never too far away from fantastic views and landscapes of Southwest England.
The Hoe Plymouth DevonWhether you are looking for long beach walks to refresh your mind at Whitsand Bay and Cawsands or enjoy a sociable day out shopping at Drakes Circus Mall, Plymouth is a great place to live as a student with a great balance of activities, new experiences and ventures available.

Furthermore, being a student in Plymouth is at the centre of the cities focus and development with lots of fun and exciting developments in the pipeline- Imax cinema, TGI Fridays to name a few.

But, let’s not forget the fresher’s week of course with Walkabout and Revolution on the doorstep of Plymouth City centre, just waiting to welcome Plymouth Students to some exciting and thrilling student discounts and offers.

Then there is the famous North Hill, which has been home to Plymouth student nightlife for many of years, it doesn’t stop there with Mutely Plain a 15 minute walk from town you’re bound to bump into fellow students of the city….Out in force.

Plymouth University

In 1862 Plymouth University was first founded previously known to locals as Plymouth Navigation School.
Plymouth UniversitySubsequently Plymouth has been an educational hub since the 1800s, so imagine all the development that has gone on since then……what a time to be alive.

Plymouth University has won the Guardian University Award twice in 2013 & 2015, most importantly for student experience.

The city of Plymouth really does put the students at the heart of everything they do and a great education has been granted to 135,000 graduates from 135 Countries, a fact the city is immensely proud of and continues to shout about.

Sport in Plymouth

Likewise, if sporting education means most to you, Plymouth has three teams from a variety of sports. Plymouth Argyle Football Club, Plymouth Albion Rugby Club and Plymouth Raiders basketball.

These are all UK known and the Raiders are beginning to make waves in the USA with some global recognition and competitive games.

This brings some international prowess to Plymouth and puts them on the map to a wider audience with fans travelling far and wide for sporting competition hosted locally.

Summary of Student Life in Plymouth

In summary, the student experience really has it all from a wide range of social experiences to high end quality education to set you up for a successful future.

Student life in Plymouth never disappoints and the city is proud of the students that study there, this is made clear in the universities ambition to grow and make educational quality a priority.

Expansion is one thing but as the saying goes Plymouth is about quality not quantity.


This article was written by Ryan McShane, Property Manager at Plymouth Cross House.