Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor

A very warm welcome to Plymouth University, a dynamic and future-focused place to work and study.

A world-leading university. A dynamic and future-focused place to work and study. Our enterprising approach and drive to raise aspirations is making a real and sustainable difference to our students, staff, partners and society on a global stage. 

We believe in partnership - engaging with our students to inform their learning, support their personal development and deliver an outstanding overall experience. We enjoy a reputation for excellence in teaching and learning alongside world-class research. The latest RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) in 2008 judged 80 per cent of our research to be internationally significant. So our students can be confident and proud to be taught by, and work alongside, highly-regarded experts.

With employability embedded in all of our courses - plus volunteering schemes, international exchange programmes, dedicated career development advice and extensive cultural, sports and leisure opportunities, our students graduate with the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in the real world. Add to all this our enviable waterfront location and proximity to Dartmoor National Park, and Plymouth is a truly special place to live, work and study.

Plymouth is a university built on a rich heritage dating back to 1862 and while it has grown in terms of size, reputation and impact, we remain true to our values of social inclusion with a strong sense of place and civic responsibility. We know that what we do here matters and, through our education and research, we work to transform lives every single day. 

You'll find a wealth of information about what we can offer you here on our website, but if you'd like to know more about us, please do get in touch at contact@plymouth.ac.uk – we're here to help you.