When is Freshers' Week?
The official dates for Freshers’ Week this year are 15th-24th September
What events are on during Freshers' Week?
We have a range of different activities and events that you can take part in. You can see everything going on here on our student community Events page.
Where can i find my timetable?
You can find all the info you need about your course timetable here timetable info
How do i complete enrolement?
To enrol you will need to follow the instructions here
I can’t seem to re-enroll. I have my timetable though so does that mean it’s automatically done it?
Returning students will need to enrol at the start of the academic year. If you have successfully completed your last year of study, and are unable to enrol, we would recommend that you contact your faculty with the information as detailed here
How do you make friends?
One of the biggest concerns for students starting University is how they're going to meet new people, find new friends and settle in. If you're worried about this, it's important to know that you are not alone.
We have put on lots of events and activities
to help you meet you people. We have also complied a quick list of 10 ways to find new friends.
We also run a Buddy Scheme
to help students connect with each other. The Buddy Scheme is designed to be very informal – it’s just a chance to meet someone new, boost your wellbeing and combat loneliness through the support offered by a student just like you.
When is the Freshers Fair?
How do I join a club or society?
You can join a society or club online anytime at www.upsu.com. You need to purchase a societies sub (£3) and sports sub (£20) to allow you to pay for a membership, this will be added to your basket if you haven’t already purchased it. The subs directly go back to supporting the running of these groups. Once you have purchased a subs for each area you will be able to join as many as you want. Remember you will need to be able to log into the upsu website to join a society or club. You can browse all groups available to you hereBrowse a full list of our clubs and societies here.
Can I try a club or society before I buy membership, just to see if I like it?
Yes you can, if you want to try out something new a lot of Sports Clubs and Societies will be hosting a taster session where you can go along and see if you like it before signing up. Speak to the student groups at the Sports and Societies Fairs, if you can't make these check the their pages on the upsu website.
Can I still join a club or society if i missed the fairs?
Yes you can, you can signup anytime on upsu.com
Is there a gym and can sign up to?
The SU runs the on campus gym, which is a student focussed space with great student offers on membership. Find out more here.
I wont have the time to sign up to anything with lots of commitment, do you offer anything flexible?
Want to try something new? Connect with others? Stay active and healthy? Or maybe you just want to get involved in something fun? Give It A Go is a weekly timetable of low level activities available to all students and staff of the University of Plymouth. All activities have equipment provided and are no commitment and low cost. Find out more here.
Where can I go if I need support?
The SU runs a free confidential advice service that can provide you with guidance to help resolve your issue. You can get in touch with them through this enquiry form.
The University also has support available to you through the Student Hub.
What do i do if I'm concerned about my student finance?
The best place to start is to contact our Advice team to talk through your concerns.
You can find the Student Finance England info here.
How can i get a part time job?
The best place to start looking is through the University My Career Portal
there are lots of part time jobs advertised.
We advertise our jobs with the SU on this page.
We do the majority of our recruitment in Semester 2
What do i do if i think I've lost something at the SU?
You can contact the SU Duty Manager between 9am-2pm Monday to Friday on 07875 299757.
When is the SU shop open?
The shop is open for Uni merch, food & drink and stationeryMon-Fri: 8am-7pm
Can i go to Freshers events without a wristband?
Yes you can, you will be able to purchase tickets on the door.
Can you bring a non student to an SU club night?
Yes you can bring one non student guest, they must be over 18 and must attend with you and be signed by you and they should carry valid ID
Do you need student ID to get into SU a club night?
Yes you do, along with a valid proof of age photo ID. This can be a drivers license, passport or passcard
Are there official student nights in other venues?
This year we are working with:
Mon: Bangarang at Out Out Ibiza
Wed: Walkabout Wednesday at Walkabout
When is the SU Bar open?
Mon, Tue, Wed + Sun: 12pm - 12am approx
Thurs: 12pm - 1am
Fri + Sat: 12pm - 3am
You can see the full drinks menu here.
When can i get food in the SU?
Lunch menu: 12pm-2pm
Evening menu: 4pm-8pm
You can see the full menu here.
I'm struggling to find student accommodation, what should i do?
Contact our confidential Advice team
and they will be able to help guide you in the best approach.
I feel like i've made the wrong choice coming to Uni, what should i do?
Contact our confidential Advice team
and they will be able to help guide you in next steps.