University of Plymouth Hotel School

The Hotel School experience

Building on our reputation of twenty years’ standing to develop the best Hotel School in the country, one with an international reputation for research and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, we are dedicated to providing you - tomorrow’s hospitality graduates - with a stimulating and engaging learning experience in co-operation with a series of industry partners.

The network of high profile partners – including Millennium Copthorne Hotels, Hilton Hotels and Dartington Hall Trust – forms the foundation for the Plymouth University Hotel School. These industry partnerships will open doors for you, giving you opportunities to gain commercial experience while you study.

Learning in the commercial environment you will have opportunities to be trained by and shadow managers, to work on live problems, to be employed in relevant hospitality jobs while you study and develop your professional profiles, giving you a learning experience which is motivational, enlightening, hard work and fun. 

Our graduates have real business acumen and a strong industry focus. Our ambition is to provide graduates with an excellent learning experience, so securing them the best opportunities for employment.

Plymouth University Hotel School - Our partners

Working closely with industry partners so that you can gain vital business knowledge and experience

Providing you with a stimulating and engaging learning experience in co-operation with a series of industry partners

Plymouth University Hotel School - Our partners

Our patrons

We are pleased that the following eminent people have agreed to become patrons of the University of Plymouth Hotel School:

  • The Hon. Olga Polizzi (Owner of Tresanton Hotel and Hotel Endsleigh, and Deputy Chairman and Director of Design of Rocco Forte Hotels)
  • Peter Ducker FIH (Chief Executive, Institute of Hospitality)
  • Mitch Tonks (Food Writer, Restauranteur and Chef, Mitch Tonks – Rockfish, the Seahorse Restaurant and the Spiny Lobster)
  • Tony Potter (President of Braveagle) 

Mitch Tonks - patron of the University of Plymouth’s Hotel School

Our students are to benefit from new closer ties with chef, food writer and entrepreneur Mitch Tonks and his Rockfish chain of restaurants.

Mitch has been named as a patron of the University of Plymouth’s Hotel School, while Rockfish is now a partner.

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Plymouth University Hotel School - Graduate profile

I have no doubt that gaining an insight into the hospitality industry, mixed with various learning techniques and the fantastic support from academic staff will help students excel themselves when they venture into their chosen careers.

Luke Slater, BSc (Hons) Hospitality Management 2013 graduate, and MSc International Hospitality Management graduate

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