Start uni the right way.

Welcome to the University of Plymouth and your Students' Union (UPSU). We are here to support the wellbeing of every student studying with the University of Plymouth. We want to make sure you have a successful, fulfilling and rewarding time both at University and in the future. We do this through helping you: to be empowered, learn and grow; be socially fulfilled; feel more financially secure and know you are supported and cared for. 

There is loads for you to do throughout Freshers Week, we want to make sure that you have the best start to Uni. Look after yourself and look after each other.


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Find out about the SU

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Join Our Mailing List

Join our mailing list to make sure you don't miss a thing, we will send you updates right to your inbox and ensure that you make the most of your time at university. Sign Up

Find a Sports Club or Society

We support 100s of sports clubs and societies here at UPSU, these groups are places you can meet new people, share your passion and try something new. Browse Sports Clubs Browse Societies


During the week there are lots of day time fairs happening on campus to introduce you to activities, services, offers and opportunities available to you whilst at uni.

Be respectful of your neighbours

We want to make sure you have the best time but not at the expense of your neighbours. Noise advice for students from Plymouth City Council. More info

Save money with TOTUM

Helping you make your money go further

TOTUM, the new name for the NUS extra card, brings you over 200 UK student discounts and comes with 1-year FREE ISIC unlocking over 42,000 international discounts. Prices start from just £12 for a year of discounts.

Buy and save

Download the SU App

The must have app for University of Plymouth students

Find out about events, get notifications, save money, and give your feedback. Make sure you have downloaded the SU app to make the most of your time at uni.


Freshers Wristband

Saving you money throughout the week

Save money during Freshers Week and get your hands on this exclusive Freshers Wristband that will get you access to the best events at the Students' Union throughout the week.

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Warning FAKE Freshers accounts

Don't get caught out

It has been brought to UPSU’s attention by a number of concerned first year students that there are many fraudulent Facebook accounts posing as official Plymouth University Freshers pages and events this year which has resulted in them purchasing fraudulent tickets.

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Get social

Don't be fooled by all the other fake accounts out there, connect to these and you will be sure to get the right information.

Frequently Asked Question

We know it can be a confusing time when you start uni, so we have put together some of the questions we are regularly asked with the answers to make it a little easier for you.


Helpful links

Here are a few links that we think will help you when starting uni