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Plymouth has a lot to offer

Whether you're dining with friends at one of our many Barbican-based restaurants and cafes, grabbing a coffee along the historic Hoe, shopping at Drake Circus or just taking a walk along one of the many beaches, you'll soon feel at home.

Some of the mildest winter temperatures in the UK

In the summer months residents enjoy temperatures around 20- 25 degrees Celsius.

The city centre offers excellent facilities

Excellent shopping, dining and leisure facilities with everything within easy walking distance from the university campus and student accommodation.

Plymouth

Plymouth boasts the impressive infrastructure you would expect from a modern European city, and its beautiful seaside location and friendly people have made it a favoured destination for tourists and students alike. With a rich history stretching back hundreds of years, Plymouth's eclectic blend of modern and historic buildings and monuments reflect this lineage, as does the feel of the city.

 

Location

Plymouth is located in the south-west of the UK and enjoys superb travel links to other UK cities through its enviable and affordable range of transport options. London is approximately three hours away, enabling you to visit family and friends when your study schedule permits.

As well as a fantastic road and rail network, Plymouth has its own ferry port, with regular sailings to France and Spain; and is just an hour away from Exeter International Airport, giving you the opportunity to really explore the UK and beyond.

As the one of the southernmost UK university, Plymouth enjoys some of the mildest winter temperatures in the UK and in the summer months residents enjoy temperatures around 20(25 degrees Celsius) perfect for exploring Dartmoor National Park and the award-winning sandy beaches of Devon and Cornwall.

 

Things to do

As the largest city in the region, Plymouth has a lot to offer. The city centre has excellent shopping, dining and leisure facilities, providing amenities within easy walking distance from the university campus and student accommodation.

Whether you're dining with friends at one of our many restaurants and cafés around the city's Barbican, grabbing a coffee and enjoying the coastal view along the historic Hoe, shopping at Drake Circus or just taking a walk along one of the many beaches, you'll soon feel right at home.

Plymouth Pavilions is the city's main entertainment venue. In the past few years it has hosted concerts by some of the world's biggest stars from A-list musicians to award winning comedians.

Do you like sport? Then Plymouth will have something to offer you. Sports facilities are numerous in the city, the University has its own on-campus sports center, at the Nancy Astor building, including a multi-purpose hall and superbly equipped gym. As a PUIC student you can any of the Student Union's sports clubs. Plymouth Life Centre comprises some of the UK's most advanced and modern aquatic sports facilities and is accessible for all Plymouth University students. It also plays home to Olympians Tom Daly and former PUIC student and Kenyan Olympian, Issa Mohamed.

The city's football team, Plymouth Argyle, are the biggest club in the south-west and have several international stars that attract an average crowd of around 7,000 each week.

 

Fast Facts

Population 260,000

Student population 25,000

County Devon

Currency UK Sterling (£)

Time Zone GMT

Electricity 230V

Language English

What's on in Plymouth?

Firework Championships

Each year, Plymouth's picturesque natural waterfront plays host to the British National Fireworks Championship. More than four tonnes of fireworks are set off over Plymouth Sound, lighting up the skies as the country's top pyrotechnics companies battle it out for the coveted national title. Plymouth's Hoe offers the perfect viewing platform for this truly incredible sight and with thousands of people flocking to the city for the event.

MTV Crashes Plymouth

Each year MTV crashes Plymouth, and the Hoe promenade becomes the host of world-famous artists. Over 20,000 people gather on the Hoe for the open air concerts, featuring world-wide chart toppers like Kaiser Chiefs, Tinie Tempah, Steve Aoki, Deorro and Little Mix. Summer 2016 line up counts Rudimental and promises to be fantastic as always.

Discover Plymouth

Plymouth

15 Portland Villas,
Drake Circus Devon PL4 8AA

Prospective Student Enquiries:
Telephone: +44 (0) 1752 411 114
Facsimile: +44 (0) 1752 411 115
info@puic.plymouth.ac.uk