The port city of Plymouth is located in Devon county on the South Coast of England. Plymouth’s population is about 260,000 people. Historically well known for its shipbuilding and seafaring industries, it has turned more towards the service industries in modern times, whilst maintaining a strong tourism industry. The city offers an excellent range of student residences that range between shared and private student rooms. Being on the coast, Plymouth’s weather has milder temperatures than the rest of the UK, so it is ideal if you’re looking for a warm and beachfront study environment.
Plymouth University, with its 30,000 students and a wide range of degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, is a well-ranked UK University. You will find various courses focusing on marine business, marine biology and Earth, marine engineering, ocean and environmental sciences, shipping and logistics, and surf science. The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry was established as a joint venture with the University of Exeter and is recognized among the top medical schools in the country.
Student life in Plymouth is exciting with a great range of outdoor student activities and things to do in Plymouth such as sailing and hiking. The city also has a staple of affordable student restaurants and entertainment spots. Foodies can enjoy the great places to eat in Plymouth, while those looking to explore Plymouth’s history can explore the historical buildings available. Popular sites include Barbican’s Quay, also known as The Barbican, which refers to the northern and western sides of Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour. Plymouth Sound or The Sound is one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbours, perfect for waterside walks. Smeaton’s Tower, the National Marine Aquarium, the Royal Citadel, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, and the Royal William Yard are just a few of the city’s outstanding attractions.
Plymouth is located just under 4 hours from London by train with the closest international airport being Exeter International Airport. Exeter can be reached in just one hour and 15 minutes by train. You can choose to explore the small towns near Plymouth along the South West coast during the weekends for a unique experience. There are many options for transportation links within the city itself, including bus lines, water links such as ferries and water taxis, and bikes available for hire.