Five reasons to study in Plymouth

Welcome to our first blog post!


Here at PUIC, we know that choosing the right university city is just as important as choosing your pathway and degree. Studying abroad is exciting, but moving to a different country can also be a shock to the system. Finding a city that suits you will help you settle into your new life and get the most out of your time in the UK.


Still deciding? Here are our top five reasons to study in Plymouth:

1. Plymouth University
Plymouth University is England's number one young university - and third in the UK - with around 27,000 students from all over the world.*

PUIC is at the heart of the University’s city centre campus. Everything you need is within walking distance, which means you save on transport costs – whether you want to shop, hit the gym, grab an ice cream on The Hoe or chill at your accommodation.

3. Study by the sea
Plymouth is Britain’s Ocean City and offers the best of both worlds: a vibrant city life, with the Instagram-worthy Dartmoor National Park and beaches of Cornwall on your doorstep. Just ask GQ Magazine and Hollywood director Steven Spielberg:

"Britain’s coolest little city by the sea."

- GQ

"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."

- Spielberg

4. Safe and affordable student living
Plymouth has been voted England’s safest student city, and it’s a whole lot cheaper than London!

5. Events and culture
From on-campus UPSU international food markets, to MTV Crashes Plymouth and the British Firework Championships, there is plenty for you to see and do.


Ready to start your PUIC at Plymouth University adventure? Apply today!


*Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017

† Unbroken Britain Community Survey 2017