Applicant days

2019 applicant days

Applicant days are invite-only events. Once you have been made an offer from the University of Plymouth, you'll receive your invitation to select your preferred applicant day.

Our applicant days are extremely popular, so be sure to book your place early to secure your preferred date.

Please note that not all subjects are present at all of the dates. If your course is not listed, please search for an alternative date where it is listed. If you are unsure please contact studentrecruitment@plymouth.ac.uk where the team will be happy to help.

If you haven't already applied for a course with us at the University of Plymouth, visit our course pages to find out more about your study options available.

2019 applicant day dates

  • Saturday 26 January 2019
  • Saturday 23 February 2019
  • Saturday 16 March 2019

Booking for these events will open October 2018.

View our frequently asked questions section to see if any of your queries have already been answered.

If you'd like to know more about applying to the University of Plymouth, please visit our applicant journey pages for further information.

What is an applicant day?

Applicant days are subject-specific days which offer you the opportunity to discover your chosen course in much more detail. Tailored exclusively for those applicants who have received an offer to study with the University of Plymouth, the days are an essential step in your applicant journey. 

Applicant days take place from January through to March. They offer a wide range of activities and information to help you make an informed choice about where to study. At an applicant day you'll be able to:

  • access more details about your chosen course
  • speak with the professors and academic staff who will guide you in your learning
  • take part in interactive workshops and subject-specific activities
  • explore the city, campus and our state-of-the-art learning facilities
  • chat to current students about their experiences at university
  • meet other applicants who are considering studying at the University of Plymouth
  • learn more about your accommodation options
  • see your Students' Union first hand and discover more about your sport and leisure opportunities, societies and available support.

There's also the chance to find out more about:

  • fees and finance
  • learning and disability support
  • employability services and part-time work opportunities

Why come to an applicant day?

Visiting us is the best way to get an impression of what it feels like to be part of our student community. You may have already visited us at one of our open days but the questions you have now will be very different to the ones you had before making your application and initial choices. Your tailored applicant day is designed to help you make the right decision about your university. 

We know you'll be seeking the advice and guidance of your parents, family and friends when making your decision, so we are pleased to extend our invitation to them too.


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Your applicant day with the University of Plymouth

"The applicant day gave the seal of approval for us – the current students were really warm and friendly."

– Jack & James Henniker, BSc (Hons) Business Management

Watch the video and find out from our current students how to make the most of your applicant day.

Travel and hotel offers

To make sure that our applicants have the best possible experience of the University of Plymouth, we negotiate a number of travel and accommodation deals with Great Western Railway, Stagecoach and local hotels. This page will be updated later in the year with our offering for 2019.

Applicant day survey competition

Following our 2018 applicant days we sent out surveys to all students and parents/guests to gain valuable feedback on the events. To say thank you for taking the time to complete the surveys we enter all participants into a prize draw to win an Amazon or Waterstones voucher (one per student and parent/guest).

Recent winners:

  • Elsa Lamb (student winner – attended the March applicant day)
  • Stephen Pitchford (parent/guest winner – attended the February applicant day)

Event photography and video
Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth's public events may be attended by University photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to staff working at the event on arrival or to the photographer.