Universities in Plymouth
of Plymouth [map] can trace its roots back to 1862 when it was founded as
the city’s school of navigation. Since then however
it has been a college and a polytechnic before gaining
university status in 1992. Today it is one of the largest
universities in the UK with more than 30,000 students
from 100 different countries.
With an annual turnover of £110 million, six faculties, more than 300 full-time courses and 3,000 staff,
this university really has influence in British academia.
But it also has the perfect mix of courses, which includes
Adventure Tourism Management and Wildlife Conservation,
lively nightlife, great sporting facilities and an assured
friendly welcome, which attracts the thousands of students
who move here every year.
Among its many achievements, the university boasts an international reputation for research, the UK’s
first new medical school in 30 years, the Peninsula
Medical School, and a working partnership with 17 colleges
across the South West.
In addition to this, more than 4,000 students are involved
in clubs and societies ranging from surfing to football,
while the university’s most famous daughter is actress Pam St Clement, who plays the legendary Pat Evans
in BBC1’s soap EastEnders.
The university, which has four campuses at Plymouth, Exeter, Exmouth and Seal-Haynes,
is not afraid to look to the future, and a number of high
value investments are currently being made to improve
facilities for students. These include, a £23 million
project at Portland Square on the Plymouth campus,
which will house part of the Peninsula Medical School
and the faculty of Health and Social Work, a new £2.1
million teaching and performance building at the Exmouth
campus, and a £23.3 million improvement to student
residences in Exmouth and Plymouth.
|University of Plymouth,
Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA
|+44 (0)1752 600600