University of Plymouth

Why study here?

The University of Plymouth has over 175 Undergraduate and over 135 Postgraduate courses available to choose from and has recently been given a TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) Silver award. The University of Plymouth has 94% of their graduates either in further study or in employment and they have won awards for their career services.  

Not only does the University of Plymouth win awards for their teaching excellence and careers service, they also have a strong commitment to being a sustainable, green university. It is the first university in the world to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark. The Students’ Union has NUS Green Impact ‘Excellence Outstanding’ status and the university has achieved five ‘Green Gown Awards’ for their commitment to protecting the planet. 

Top tips for Clearing

  1. Don’t panic! Keep calm and take your time before you make any decisions. There is time for you to phone universities and consider your options on results day.
  2. Be prepared. Do your research and talk with your school or college careers advisors about the different courses that can still help you along the same career path.
  3. Consider your options. Think about courses which are similar to the one you originally applied for, the option of studying a four-year degree with foundation entry, or applying for a joint honours. 


Halls of Residence, either university-managed or from accredited private providers, are guaranteed when you find your place through clearing at the University of Plymouth. We have a dedicated Student Accommodation team on Results Day to help you secure accommodation and answer any questions you may have.

Find out more details at Plymouth's accomodation page.