Plymouth Award

Shining a light on the contributions you make to the University and community during your time at Plymouth

What is the Plymouth Award?

Plymouth Award update!

Students who have previously shown an interest in the current Plymouth Award and emailed the inbox have the opportunity to complete this by April 26th 2019.Unfortunately there has been a delay with the software so we are opening this back up to those who could complete by this time ( especially handy if you graduate this year!). Emails have been sent to those who have previously shown interest but if you think you could complete this by the deadline- get in touch now!

In the meantime, if you would like to express an interest in taking part in the revised Plymouth Award please do so by emailing and we will be in touch soon.

Drop ins for students are currently held in The HUB and days and times can be found on myCareer . If these are not suitable please feel free to email with any questions.

Student voice

“The Plymouth Award gave me the opportunity to receive recognition for my extracurricular activities while at university. It also gave me the opportunity to take a cathartic reflection on my time at university, which was invaluable for me to realise that I have gained in confidence, that teaching as a career was a possibility for me. Without it I would be still searching for a career, with no idea which route to take.”

Bridget Phillips, BSc (Hons) Sociology Year 3

Your Higher Education Achievement Report

Every year, as thousands of our students graduate on Plymouth Hoe, they receive degree certificates which record the academic successes amassed during their studies at the University of Plymouth. But many of our graduates do much outside the classroom which could go unrecorded. Your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) will recognise and record any extra-curricular activities which are formally recognised by the University – for example being a Student Ambassador.

Learn more about your HEAR

Plymouth Compass

A framework of 'future-facing' attributes that will help you navigate your whole university experience in both your taught curriculum and your extra-curricular activities.
Learn how the Plymouth Compass guides you

Plymouth Extra: a catalogue of extra-curricular activities to enhance your graduate attributes

From learning a new language to making a difference within the community, there are nearly 250 activities available, with countless ways to get involved and enhance your employability skills.
Get involved, meet new people and enhance your skills