insta accounts you should follow if you are a Plym student!

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Whether you are a new student or a returning student, there are probably some Instagram accounts you are not yet following that we think you should be! These include SU accounts, University of Plymouth accounts, and accounts dedicated to showcasing Plymouth and everything your Ocean City has to offer! 

So whether you are looking to find your student community and SU events, searching for career advice or accommodation support, or want to find the best spots to enjoy stunning sea views and grab a bite to eat, we recommend following these platforms dedicated to showing their followers just that! 


Top UPSU Instagram accounts: – This is our (your Students’ Union) platform where we post about our wonderful student community, events, and activities on campus and in Plymouth, locations in and around Plymouth, and so much more!

@plym_stagram – This account is run by UPSU, and shares stuff students might want to know about! University of Plymouth students can create collaboration posts that will be approved to appear on our feed if the post fits with the purpose of the account and our values or tag us in posts that we will share to our stories.

@team.plymouth – This account is run by UPSU, showcasing the success of students at the University of Plymouth, including sports, societies, volunteering, and student representation. #TeamPlymouth

@upsu.jamhouse – An account dedicated to promoting and showcasing our incredible weekly Jam House nights at the SU. With performances from local artists and students at the University of Plymouth, this is the best place to be to watch the latest musical talent for free!


Top University of Plymouth accounts:

@plymuni – The official University of Plymouth Instagram account. 

@plymuniapply – Information about applying to the University of Plymouth, including student advice videos and clearing support.

@plymunisupport – The Instagram for the University of Plymouth’s student support services. The inbox for this account is not monitored and students must contact the student services team via email for a response. 

@plymuniaccomm – Find support on advice on all things student accommodation in Plymouth.

@uniplymcareers – Find dedicated career support for University of Plymouth students, including finding a job, CV advice, workshops and much more!

@plymunilib  Follow for the latest information on the Charles Seale-Hayne Library (campus library).

@plymunialumni – Find your alumni community once you graduate from the University of Plymouth - you are always part of the Plymouth family. 


Top Plymouth Instagram accounts:

@oneplymouth -- One Plymouth is an account dedicated to showcasing the very best of what Plymouth has to offer, including locations, events, and attractions. 

@visitplymouth – Visit Plymouth is the official Instagram for the Visit Plymouth website! Sharing local attractions, free things to do, events, photography and so much more!

@weareplymouth – Follow for places to eat, where to go, where to shop, and what to see in Plymouth! You can also sign up to their newsletter.

@plymcitycentre – Find out what is happening in and around the City Centre as well as local businesses, city development plans, and events. 

@britainsoceancity – Follow for incredible photography and to learn more about our Ocean City and the best places within it.


Plymouth news:  – Find out what’s happening in Plymouth, including the latest local news, breaking stories, and features. 

@devonlive – The official Instagram for Devon Live posting about the latest news, events, and updates from around Devon. 

@plymouthcitycouncil – The official Instagram for Plymouth City Council. The page includes news, advice, citizen stories, events, and photography of Plymouth. 

@dc_police – The official Instagram for Devon and Cornwall Police. Please do not use this page to report crime or an emergency. Follow for news, events, advice, and to keep up-to-date with the hard work from our police. 


Places in and around Plymouth/photography accounts: 

@jaystoneuk – Jay Stone is a Plymouth-based commercial photographer specialising in drone and gimbal shots. He creates high-definition shots of the city and the coast and impressive portraits. 

@tinsidelido – An Instagram account dedicated to showcasing our award-winning art-deco, outdoor seawater swimming pool located on Hoe Road overlooking the ocean. Follow for opening times, events, and more. 

@suttonharbour – Sutton Harbour: Plymouth’s Historic Quarter, includes the Barbican, Mayflower Steps and SH Marina. Follow for inspiration on places to eat, sights to see and things to do. 

@suttonharbourmarina – An Instagram showcasing Plymouth’s stunning Sutton Harbour Marina situated in the heart of Plymouth where the city meets the sea. 

@plymsoundnmp – Showcasing Plymouth Sound National Marine Park, including water activities and events, the fascinating history, and spectacular photography. 

@royalwilliamyd – A platform showcasing the stunning Royal William Yard; from its renowned history and maritime setting, along with its modern architecture and artistic community. Follow to find places to eat, things to do, and upcoming events. 

@mountbattencentre – Mount Batten is an outcrop of rock which occupies an area in the North East of Plymouth. Many students visit Mount Batten for its Watersports and Activities Centre! From paddleboard to sailing, kayaking to rock climbing: follow this account if you fancy some active days out.

@visitdartmoor – The official Dartmoor Tourism Organisation Instagram. Learn more about Dartmoor, spots to go, food to try and beautiful photography. 

@nationaltrustsouthwest – The official Instagram for the National Trust South West. Follow for beautiful photography, inspiration for day trips and to learn more about this wonderful part of the UK.


Top attractions in Plymouth:

@plymouth_market – The dedicated account for Plymouth Market, highlighting upcoming events, food, and stalls.

@theboxplymouth – Plymouth’s award-winning museum, gallery and achieve. Learn more about your city’s history, upcoming events, and activities to get involved with. 

@theatreroyalplymouth – The official Instagram for Theatre Royal Plymouth, the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK. 

@nationalmarineaquarium – The National Marine Aquarium located in Plymouth is the UK’s largest aquarium, home to over 4,000 animals. Follow to learn more about our marine environments and show your support for the Ocean Conservation Trust.

@plymouthpavilions – Plymouth Pavilions is one of the South West's leading entertainment, concert, leisure and conference venues. Follow to find out about upcoming events and get tickets before they sell out!

@only1argyle – Plymouth Argyle Football Club is a professional football club based in the city of Plymouth. Follow to keep up-to-date with fixtures and support out Plymouth team.


Plymouth culture:

@cultureisalive – An account dedicated to showcasing Plymouth’s vibrant cultural scene, including fairs, crafts, and street art. 


Plymouth student night life:

@bangarangplymouth – The brand new offical UPSU Monday student night! Bringing Ibiza to the Barbican!

@wkdweds – Walkabout Wednesday's!