Support for International Students

Written by: UPSU


We understand that as an international student there may be certain barriers when knowing where to find support or what support there is during your time at university, compared to UK students.These barriers may include, but are not excluded to: adapting to the academic culture, writing academically or wellbeing support. 

We have teamed up with services across campus including the Library, the Digital Education team, the Student Hub and the English Language Centre.

The Library


The Library Team have put together a guide to help develop your use of the library resources and to signpost you to further support whilst you are studying with the University of Plymouth:


The Digital Learning Team

The Digital Learning Team offer weekly sessions on developing digital skills and have collated resources that can support you with being able to select the right tools and technologies during your time at university including supporting your productivity, teaching and learning. 

Have a look at the pages if you are unsure about how to use different programmes likes Adobe, Microsoft Suite, and many more!  You can even watch video tutorials or book in-person sessions with the Digital Learning Team: Digital skills support - University of Plymouth

For any questions, the Digital Learning Team can be contacted at

Student Hub

The Student Hub are your first port of call for a range of support services including Careers, Student Wellbeing, Student Learning services, Disability Services, the Student Funding Unit, Pastoral and Spiritual Support Services, and more! To hear all about the support you can access, watch the following video from the Student Hub team who will detail all of the support available to you: Supporting our students - International.mp4 (

To contact the Student Hub, drop into the Library or email them at .

The English Language Centre

The English Language Centre offers a range of courses to help you develop your academic English language skills both before (pre-sessional courses) and during (term-time workshops) your studies.

Do you need to improve your English language level before you start your course at the University of Plymouth?

Do you want to develop your academic English skills alongside your studies?

The ELC have put together a video that details all of the support that they offer!

If you have any questions, they can be contacted at