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Postgraduate Reviews of Courses at University of Plymouth

MSc Psychology

UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

Bryony - February 2022

The University of Plymouth is centrally located, close to the city centre and train station with excellent transport links to surrounding areas. It's really quick to get to beautiful areas in the city or outside at the coast or on Dartmoor. The University campus has great facilities, really friendly staff and a bunch of different eateries and places to study. Come for a relaxed vibe and great teaching. read full review
UoP is very supportive in helping international students and all my fellow students and teachers are all very nice.

Bad side is that sports facilities are really expensive for use. read full review
The uni is in a great location with a perfect mix of city, rural and seaside. There is also a train station and coach station for travel to the rest of the country. The students union offer a lot of support and events. They work hard to provide an enjoyable student life and it pays off. However, the uni itself is lacking on student support. Lecturers often do not seem aware of/care for issues faced by students e.g. mental health. Having said that, there is a good careers service who even offer assistance after you have graduated. Also, there are good facilities including a gym, 24 hour library, cafes and labs. As well as course specific facilities. Overall, the uni is great and I would recommend it. I would suggest try to have some support in place that is external to uni. read full review
I am really enjoying being in Plymouth. Located right near the sea and Dartmoor, location is almost perfect except it's just so far from everything else in the UK! But Plymouth has everything I want, and the university has been outstanding. They have been so helpful in everything, particularly as an international student. The facilities look slightly outdated, but the ongoing construction promises to bring an updated feel that will make the university stand out as the excellent university that it is. read full review

MSc Psychology

UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

Kathryn - February 2022

I really enjoy studying at Plymouth University. The layout of campus is clear and easy to learn. Maps are provided to help students find their way around. There are so many places to go between lectures and there are shops and carparks nearby as well. The free wifi works well everywhere and the library has study rooms which you can use to get some work done. read full review
The best experience has been an astonishing never before personally seen engaged student union as well as the impressive campus.
The worst experience has been a confusing right to study and enrolment process with complicated steps for non British citizens. read full review
The support from student services I have received has been very good. Though, the mental health wellbeing team not so much. The quality of teaching could be improved though. read full review
The lecturers and the course are really good and very well structured. However, the SU and fell could be improved as it is very dark and dingy. read full review
It is a great place to study and I really enjoy living in Plymouth. I think we are well supported here as students and given lots of support in areas including our mental wellbeing. However, I do think communication could be better particularly with our coursework. I have found myself confused about what we should be doing for certain deadlines and how to structure essays etc. It would be better if we had clearer instructions from lecturers. read full review
I'd give student support a number in the negatives if I could. I spent 5 years in this place practically begging for the most basic mental health support and I got nothing. Bringing it up to the uni just resulted in them telling me to "just do your work". While many members of staff are lovely, there are some who care only for their own image and pay check and don't care about the wellbeing of their students at all. I wanted to make it through uni and become a writer, and I really think I could have done it, had I been listened to even once. I am now in the process of dropping out, as for the sake of my own sanity, I can't stay here.
So if you value your mental health and are looking for a uni that will take care of you and push you to achieve your best, stay far away from this one. read full review