Our student accommodation in Plymouth places you at the centre of the excitement, yet offers safe, secure and private accommodation, designed to enable you the peace and quiet to study and relax, whilst making all Plymouth has to offer available on your doorstep.
The university campus is just a short walk from the buzzing city centre, with shops, restaurants and nightlife, the scenic seafront, and historic Barbican. Rugged Dartmoor and some of the best beaches in the UK are within easy travelling distance.
Top five things to do and see in Plymouth
Student Life in Plymouth
The local area has a host of exciting sports and activities to get involved in, such as skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, horse riding and rock climbing. Plymouth’s coastal location means you can take part in surfing, sailing, and scuba diving. The UK’s first artificial reef is built on the sunken HMS Scylla
The spectacular West Country coastline offers many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, from swimming and surfing to walking the miles of the South West coastal paths. Numerous pubs along the route provide a perfect halfway house for windswept students. There are several glorious beaches within a few miles of Plymouth and in the popular north coast of Cornwall.
Entertainment options are plentiful, with a museum, art galleries, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, bars and clubs. The nationally acclaimed Theatre Royal
showcases some of the UK’s biggest and best productions throughout the year, whilst the Pavilions
have leisure and entertainment under one roof with its packed event diary of live gigs and shows, ice rink and fun pool.
A few minutes’ walk from the city’s modern centre is the Hoe, seafront and Barbican area, with its Elizabethan buildings and cobbled streets. The National Marine Aquarium
is the largest aquarium in the UK.
Plymouth features many independent retailers as well as national brands and high street names in its varied shopping areas. The city is mainly pedestrianised and well laid out with a range of shopping and restaurants to suit all tastes. An extensive range of independent and specialist retailers are found in the Independent Quarter
, and unique pieces of art can be obtained in the Barbican’s Historic Quarter
. Plymouth’s landmark shopping centre is Drake Circus
Unite Students Accommodation in Plymouth
is ideally situated right in the heart of the city centre and is just 10 minutes’ walk away from Plymouth University, Plymouth College of Art and Design and the seafront. Its front doors open up onto Royal Parade, where you can get a bus to any part of the city. The property offers a range of en suite rooms in shared flats and studios.
is located opposite Plymouth University with the city centre only a few minutes’ walk away. It is right on the campus and is 2 minutes’ walk to the main train station offering you links into the surrounding area, Cornwall, Exeter and further afield. The property offers a range of en suite rooms in 3-7 bed flats as well as studio apartments, so you can live independently or share with others.
Plymouth is located on the south coast of Devon, approximately 190 miles southwest of London. The city is situated between the mouths of the rivers Plym to the east and Tamar to the west.
The city offers great access to some of Britain’s most spectacular and popular coastal areas. Plymouth is just a short journey from Dartmouth, Torquay, St Austell and Wadebridge. Dartmoor National Park is just north of the city.
For any more information, you can look through all of our student properties until 8pm every night. Or, to ask us anything at all, call us on 0800 121 7387, or +44 (0) 117 302 7497.
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To help you plan, we've created a list of links to open day pages at Universities in all our cities.