After you’ve booked your open day

Arrival and registration

The undergraduate open day runs from 9:00–16:30.

On arrival to the campus, please collect your goody bag and register your attendance with a member of the registration team in the Roland Levinsky building. The registration team will talk you through the programme for the day and answer any questions you may have. We strongly advise that you check the times of the talks and subject sessions that you are interested in, as some sessions are only run once.

Please email studentrecruitment@plymouth.ac.uk if you have any queries or concerns ahead of your visit.

Your open day programme

To help you plan your day in advance we will send you a digital copy of the programme one week before the event via email.

A full printed version of the programme will also be available for you to collect from registration when you arrive at the open day.

Parking and travel information

There are plenty of car parks in the city centre within walking distance of the University.

There are also various park and ride locations on the outskirts of the city that can be used as an alternative to the central car parks.

For useful maps and travel resources, discover our information and advice on getting here.

Prepare for your visit

  • ~ Decide how you will be travelling to the University
  • ~ Plan your route to the University / parking facilities around the city
  • < Check for open day updates on the web
  • | Decide which talks and tours you would like to attend
  • ' Make a note of what you would like to see and do
  • Ç Make a note of questions you have and who you would like to speak to

Follow our student life blogs

Ranging from application advice and insight into courses, to life in halls and leisure opportunities in Plymouth, our #MyLifeWithPlym student blogs give you an insight into what it is really like to be a student at the University of Plymouth.


Your chance to win some prizes

Following our undergraduate open days we send out surveys to all students and their 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 either a £50 Amazon voucher for students or a £50 Waterstones voucher for parents (one per student and parent).

Recent winners:

  • Student winner – Joshua Roberts (attended the June open day)
  • Guest winner – Kevin Green (attended the June open day)

*GWR train offer terms and Conditions

  • The Open Days GWR travel offer is only available for travel on GWR services only. If travelling from or within a region of the country that is not part of the GWR network you may need to purchase separate tickets to the chosen destination.
  • The destination must be relevant to the University you have received the link from, i.e. Plymouth for the University of Plymouth, etc. 
  • Origin of journey must be within the GWR network, but please note that Advance Purchase tickets are not available for short distance journeys.
  • The scheme is only available for use with Advance Purchase tickets. These set times and dates of travel and are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
  • The Open Days GWR travel offer is available for the dates provided by each university and the week that the event takes place, running Saturday to the next Sunday. So stay for more than a day to get a feel for the local scene.
  • The scheme is combinable with the 16–25 Railcard. Simply tick the box on the page by “Passengers” and select from the drop down box.
  • The booking link URL is unique to the University of Plymouth and cannot be used for destinations other than specified.
If you have any questions or queries regarding this offer, then please email studentrecruitment@plymouth.ac.uk.

GWR train offer FAQs

What is an ‘Advanced Purchase Ticket’?
‘Advance Purchase’ refers to a ticket that can be purchased up to 18:00hrs (6pm) the day before travel, subject to availability. Once purchased, it is non-flexible (ie. unable to change times or dates travel) and non-refundable.

I cannot see the discounted fare.
‘Advance Purchase’ for the student fare are denoted by a small cross against the ticket price. If there is no red cross shown, then the ‘Advance purchase fare for that day may have sold out. Once the discounted fare has been chosen an asterisk ‘*’ will be displayed underneath the fares section.

The link to the booking page does not work. Where can I get assistance?
You may need to update your internet browser, we advise using Google Chrome or Firefox. There may be a need to clear your ‘cookies’

I cannot see the promotional fare.
Travel is only available on GWR routes, check the entirety of the journey is on GWR. Please also check the booking horizon. Sales open for Advance Purchase 12 weeks before travel.

I still cannot see or book the student discount fare.
Please call the GWR call centre for advice on 0345 700 0125, options 2, then 2 again.

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.