Student accommodation near Plymouth University

Plymouth University is a university in the port city of Plymouth, in southwest England. Known for its world-leading research and facilities, the univ…

Plymouth University is a university in the port city of Plymouth, in southwest England. Known for its world-leading research and facilities, the university makes the most of its maritime heritage with incredible courses in Marine Science and a strong focus on climate change. With over 18,000 students, Plymouth University was shortlisted for the coveted University of the Year by Times Higher Education.

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Plymouth Uni Accommodation

You have much to consider when finding the perfect accommodation near Plymouth Uni, especially if you don’t know much about the area. Fortunately, Plymouth offers a vast range of properties, whether you want to make friends for life in a shared apartment, are attracted to living in the thick of it in the buzzing city centre or favour your own space in a secluded studio. Typically, first-year students reside in Plymouth Uni halls of residence. These campus rooms are said to be clean, modern, and very secure, with a friendly maintenance team on hand to deal with any issues. However, there are plenty of non-campus alternatives also up for grabs, and many of these are cheaper than campus options. You’ll find plenty of Plymouth University student accommodation across various student areas in the city, from directly in the city centre, home to the highly sought-after Frobisher House, to Lipson, Mutley and Greenbank. Frobisher House offers residents a choice between cluster and one-bed flats, whatever their preference, along with a social living space and a handy Sainsbury’s shop directly below the property. Plymouth Cross House is another popular Plymouth University accommodation within a short walking distance of the university as well as a McDonald’s, Spar, and Tesco Express. It comes in a contemporary style with easy access to a handful of restaurants and pubs. Whatever your requirements and wherever you settle down, the efficient transport network enveloping Plymouth University will make it easy for you to get from A to B in good time, with the train station and bus station both being less than a mere 10-minute walk away from campus!  


About Plymouth University


The Complete University Guide places Plymouth University at 64th out of 130 institutions across the country. Eight of this institution’s subjects even rank within the top 10, including Creative Writing and Social Work, showing Plymouth’s dedication to delivering excellence and academic quality to its attendees.  


This university is situated mainly in the city of Plymouth, although it also has campuses scattered across other parts of the South-West of England. The main campus is near The Levinsky Gallery and is opposite Plymouth City Museum, giving students easy access to cultural entertainment.  


With a range of careers and employability support for graduates, it’s no surprise that this university’s employability rate is relatively high, with around 87% of postgraduate students finding employment within just half a year of graduating.  

Student fees

Like any institution in England, home students at Plymouth pay £9,250 for full-time programmes. Part-time programmes are £6,935, while international students must pay higher costs; individual students will find their fees on their personal offer letter.  

Bursary and scholarship opportunities

Plenty of scholarships, bursaries, and other funding opportunities are available for students to discover at Plymouth. For example, the Nancy Langhorne Astor Scholarships Trust offers financial rewards to students regarding their interests in care and education. The trust is particularly committed to helping students gain access to experiences abroad. Furthermore, sanctuary scholarships are up for grabs for those facing difficulties accessing financial support because of their immigration status. Other funding opportunities include bursaries that support students falling in a range of categories. These include those who are estranged, young adult carers, or from a household earning less than £35,000 per year.  


Student Life at Plymouth University

Plymouth University tries its hardest to make any student’s experience unforgettable. The city is often described as vibrant with plenty to do, hosting fantastic access to Drake Circus, a handy shopping outlet that students can visit to enjoy a range of eateries and clothes shops. Opportunities to explore new activities and fun days out are constantly popping up in Plymouth, with Royal William Yard offering students a chance to gaze upon award-winning architecture, relax in green spaces, and indulge in a range of lively food and drink hotspots. For example, Le Vignoble enables students to embrace their cultural side with wine tasting, while Hub Box provides beers and burgers to set any night out off to a good start. Foodies can explore new cultures with the Vietnamese delicacies of Pho and locally supplied treats of the Real Ideas Café at Ocean Studios. Ocean Studios also provides opportunities for art lovers to get involved in art classes and studio tours, making Plymouth one of the most creative cities out there. Within the university itself, it’s easy to have a chat with friends in one of the campus cafés and indulge in a range of cuisines at the same time. In fact, these cafés have dedicated themselves to providing sustainable food within the university. There are also plenty of ways to boost your physical and mental health on campus. You could try your hand at an activity in the gym or experiment with a new hobby you’ve always wanted to try with one of the university’s student groups. If you wish to give gardening, archery, or clay pigeon shooting a go, Plymouth University can make it happen.  

Plymouth University FAQs

Is Plymouth University student accommodation expensive?

Plymouth Uni accommodation is reasonably affordable, with living expenses averaging around £200 per week. Plymouth Cross House is popular for its affordability, with rooms starting at £125 and including all bills.

What is Plymouth University known for?

Plymouth University is notorious for its leading academic research and teaching. It is one of the top institutions for Marine and Ocean Engineering, and it is also known for its exemplary courses in economics, computer science, medicine, psychology, business, and law.

Are there different types of student accommodation near Plymouth University?

There are many different common types of studentaccommodation, including studios, cluster flats, ensuites and even full flats. Whatever your preferences, you will be able to find these different types in all corners of Plymouth. Most Plymouth University student accommodation options include high levels of security, communal areas to make friends, and other amenities from cinema rooms to study spaces.

Is Plymouth University a good university?

Plymouth University has a good reputation for its learning facilities, quality of teaching, and student support. It accommodates its students’ well-being by quickly responding to concerns and questions, while the Students’ Union is incredibly welcoming. Its bustling student scene embraces a range of bars, cafés, societies, and live music gigs to truly make this university a student’s home away from home.

Can I view Plymouth University accommodation before booking?

Plymouth University hosts various open days, giving college students a chance to take a look at the campus and some of the Plymouth Uni halls of residence up close. Otherwise, the best thing to do is contact providers to arrange a viewing, either in-person or virtually, which you can do through our easy-to-use website. While you might observe empty rooms in your viewings, many decorating ideas are out there to help you make your space your new home away from home.

When should I book accommodation for Plymouth Uni?

While freshers at Plymouth University are always guaranteed a place in Plymouth University student accommodation, you should always apply for student accommodation as quickly as possible to make sure all your needs and wants are satisfied. The majority of students apply in the new year to grab a room in the best housing types.