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Freshers’ Week is not just for new students; Freshers’ Week is for everyone! 

Whether you have just returned from your summer break or are starting university fresh this year, we wanted to say thank you to everyone who attended our freshers' fairs, activities, and events last week! 

We saw a huge increase in the number of students who got involved and delved into the freshers' experience with us (despite the not-so-wonderful weather); it was fantastic to see! 

Last week was incredibly busy, from Feel Good & Volunteering Fairs to Sports and Society Fairs, SU nightclub events to free sports and campus tours! We understand that not everyone will have been able to attend everything that was happening, but don't worry, there is plenty happening throughout the rest of the academic year to get stuck into!



Feel Good and Volunteering Fair

The Feel Good & Volunteering Fair was an opportunity for students to check in at the start of Freshers' Week, learn about support services at the university, and find out about volunteering opportunities.

If you missed this event, you may want to check out the following links to learn more about support services and how to get involved in volunteering whilst at university: 




Sports Fair

The Sports Fair was an opportunity for students to check out the different sports clubs available to join whilst at university. If you missed this event but are still interested in joining a sports club this year, you can browse all student-led sports club on our website, reach out to members who run these clubs, and buy memberships: it’s not too late!




Societies Fair

Societies help unite people with shared hobbies, interests, or even similar career goals!

Being part of a society is being part of a community and provides a great foundation for friendships to form. 

The Societies Fair was an opportunity for students to discover what societies are available to join. If you missed this fair, don’t worry, you can browse all student-led societies on our website, get in contact with society members, and show your interest in joining.




What’s next?!

If you missed out on freshers’ week for whatever reason this year, rest assured we have plenty more events taking place every week during term time, including Ciderfest, Jam House, karaoke nights and so much more! There is always plenty happening and so much to do. 

It is never too late to get involved with your Students’ Union: find new friends, discover new hobbies, and make the most of your time as a student.

Check out the link below to find a variety of activities and events taking places in the upcoming weeks. This events page is updated regularly with new events, so keep an eye out and stay up-to-date with what’s on this academic year (there's a lot)!

Check out the SU events page here. 

If you plan on attending SU night-time events, or going on nights out in Plymouth, please read our latest safety advice to ensure you have the best night possible, whilst staying as safe as possible: 



Student View Survey: starting the year 2023

It is important to us that we continue to improve the student experience for you and other students at the University of Plymouth.

We value your opinion and time, and would appreciate if you could spend a few minutes of your time today to take part in this student survey. 

All the responses you submit are anonymous and confidential, any data used will be anonymised and you will not be identified. 

Prize draw:

Once you complete the survey you will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win: 

  • A £50 shopping voucher! 
  • 1 of 3 £20 shopping vouchers!

Winners will be contacted via student email addresses when the survey has closed.

Take the Student View Survey here. 

Thank you!



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