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SU summer opening and closing times and available support

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We have reached the end of the academic year and sadly, many SU activities and events have now come to an end during the summer period, including Give It A Go sessions, Jam House and nightclubs. All events and activities will reconvene at the start of the new academic year. 


Students' Union building


The SU will be open from 9am - 4pm, Monday to Friday and closed on Saturdays and Sundays and bank holidays. 

The bar, kitchen and coffee spot will not be open.

**Please note that the SU building will be closed on Friday 16th June all day.

SU Shop

Browse clothing, accessories, and sales at the SU Shop online here.

Conact the SU Shop:


SU Gym 

Where to find support over the holidays: 


SU Advice

If you need support or advice during the holidays, our advisors are available to help you with whatever issue or question you have. You can contact the SU Advice team by emailing

Our team of friendly advisors have experience in dealing with all types of student enquiries so you can rest assured that you will get the right information.

Most importantly the Advice Team is not part of the University, we can, therefore, provide free, independent and confidential advice, so you can talk to us in confidence, knowing that nothing will be shared with anyone if you don't want it to be.


Cost of living crisis support

We know that the cost of living is impacting on many in society at the moment and students are being hit hard by rising costs and even tighter budgets.

We have put together a number of resources and activities that will you to help you have the best student experience possible whilst on a tightening budget. Please read more here.

If you find yourself unable to buy food or essential supplies during the summer, please contact the Student Hub who will do their best to assist you.


Taking care of your mental wellbeing over the holidays 

It's really important to look after your wellbeing whilst you're at University, including during the holidays. The Advice Team can offer practical advice about a range of issues, but sometimes you just need someone to talk to, if this is the case then why not consider getting in touch with the Wellbeing Services offered by the University. 

You may also wish to consider getting in contact with the Pastoral and Spiritual Support team. More information on the Pastoral and Spiritual Support team can be found here.


UPSU Buddy Schemes

There are two UPSU Buddy Schemes available for all University of Plymouth Plymouth students to access. These aim to provide support and assistance for anyone who wants it. The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone. 

You can either sign up to become a buddy and support wellbeing in the students community or sign up to access a buddy. More information on both schemes can be found here.


You can also access University resources and partnerships:

Togetherall Partnership: The University of Plymouth has partnered with Togetherall—a safe, online, peer-to-peer 24/7 global community moderated by clinical professionals to help individuals take control of their mental health through a wealth of resources and self-help courses for free. Find out more about the Togetherall Partnership here.

Student Portal Wellbeing Resources: Check out a range of wellbeing resources inclufing self-help guides and additional information to support your emotional, physical, social and financial wellbeing. Access the Student Portal Wellbeing resources here.


External mental wellbeing services: 

Qwell provides anonymous support options from UK professionals, including online messaging, community support, personal development tools and therapeutic content. Anyone over the age of 18 years old living in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay can access support from Qwell. You do not need a referral from a health professional, simply complete a short registrations process.

Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling and needs in-the-moment support.

Samaritans—a volunteer-led organisation in the UK—are available to contact 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, offering confidential, emotional support to anyone who needs it.

Remember: If you or someone is in immediate danger, your local police force will be able to help you 24/7, 365 days a year.