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Anonymous

Soooo many great places to eat, shopping is easy, everything's so close together. Plenty of good night life spots and takeaways too .‰ Beautiful coastline and only a bus ride to Cornwall. Could do with a better live music scene though. Overall love the place though!

Anonymous

The city is beautiful and scenic with plenty to do in spare time. The studying part is simple with a big library plenty of quiet spaces to work in across the city. Nightlife in the city is good apart from the nightclub pryzm. The staff are rude and the security are aggressive and abrupt. Overall the city is an exciting, scenic fun filled one to live and study in with the amount of opportunities around the area

Anonymous

Great night life, fun bars and clubs. Small shopping centre. But very cheap so great standard of living with easy access to the hoe and beaches.

Anonymous

Plymouth is a great city to explore, there are many things to do here such as: visit the hoe, the lighthouse, charity shop shopping or just normal shopping in the massive shopping centre, go to the common to walk your dogs, go to the cinema/bowling/theatre, there is also many beautiful beaches to visit. The nightlife here is also great with many bars and clubs to visit. I would definitely recommend this city.

Anonymous

Plymouth has everything. From food to shopping to activities. It is always a buzzing town, with rides and market to entertain you. Plymouth is great in terms of prices. Rent is relatively low, eating out can be quite cheap (market choices) and plenty of activities can be done for free. Buses run frequently.

Anonymous

Great people, great nightlife, great experience, I ended up moving there permanently cause I liked living there so much. Incredibly diverse community plus it's a Labour city

Anonymous

I come from Northern Ireland and travel to Plymouth for my University. I love this location as I am beside the water, unlike back at home. Also the weather is alot better in the Summer time which I always enjoy.

Anonymous

It sounds appealing being in the "gem of the Southwest", and when the weather is good, you genuinely feel like you're abroad. However, other than that, Plymouth is a very run down city, very post-war and a lot of unemployed people roam the streets. The next biggest city upcountry is an hour away by train, or Bristol is 2 hours away. I found myself always commuting to these cities for shopping. That said, Plymouth is a very cheap city for drinking and for rental prices, but that's about it. In terms of getting to other parts of the country, its quite "in the sticks", London is 3 hours away on the train, anywhere up north takes at least half a day, and the closest airport is Exeter, which only flies to mediocre UK destinations. If you're looking for a uni town with a bit more "oomph" I'd say avoid any city SW of Bristol.

Anonymous

I absolutely love Plymouth! The university is fantastic, but the location is even better. There is so much to do here, we have the Barbican and the hoe to do some sightseeing, Drake Circus to do some shopping, and Royal William Yard for some dinner and cocktails! The night life is incredible, for both students and residents there is a variety of clubs, bars and pubs. With a choice of cinemas, there’s even some lefty to do if you don’t want to drink. Living by the sea truly is heaven, not to mention beautiful Cornwall right in your doorstep...what more could you wish for?!

Anonymous

Really good location, great for shopping, walks and nightlife. Also great restaurants and entertainment around.

Anonymous

I chose my university partly for the location. I love the sea and over the past year I have tried to spend as much time in it as possible. Also nights out are rather cheap winch is fun. There is also a lot to do in and around plymouth which means its difficult to get bored

Anonymous

City was close to all uni buildings and the seafront was close. Close proximity to other pretty places in Devon and Cornwall. Town had everything needed with plenty of shops and bars etc.

Anonymous

Loads of things to do and a great shopping centre. Lots of bars and clubs to go to all over Plymouth and great resturants to eat out.

Jessica Holloway

Beautiful seaside town with charming historical buildings and and a functional community. Surprisingly good food options for vegetarians/vegans and friendly clubs and pubs. A variety of shops in the city centre but have seen better shopping malls.

Anonymous

Plymouth is in a great location. It is close the the sea, where there is many water sports available, loads to see such as Plymouth Hoe, Mayflower Steps, Mount Edgecombe, Francis Drake’s island and so much more by the sea. Another great thing about Plymouth is the countryside, we are so lucky to get the best of both worlds, Dartmoor country park is very close and with stunning views that last for miles, Cornwall is only an hours drive too. It is also a great city vibe too, with a large shopping centre, great nightlife and social scene.

Anonymous

Plymouth uni has such a Great location right by the sea and moor and yet in the heart of a city with a city centre campus

Anonymous

i like the location as i’m near the sea, there are lots of shops near me if i catch the bus to get there. also there are really nice restaurants that me and my friends always go too. it’s just overall a great place

Anonymous

Plymouth it's located in the South West of Englan. I would describe Plymouth as a university city. You can have a night out eveyday of the week, and it's always people out. Prices are normally quite cheap comparing with another cities. Also you can find a great variety of bars and restaurants. Luckily plymouth it's by the dead side, wich it makes it lovely when it's good weather. Also it's close from a lot of beaches.

Anonymous

Plymouth University has a fantastic location. For one, it is a campus university which creates a safe, community feel, but it is also in the centre of town. This means that there are no longer travel times into uni from your accommodation or to get your shopping.

Evelyn Francis

Plymouth is a beautiful sea side city. The Barbican is a nice place on the harbour to go and have a pint after uni on a sunny day. The night life isn't as good as a bigger city but hosts lots of events like dnb/house/techo in a dingey little club called Factory- always a steamer. The Hub is where it's at for live stuff, ranging from Land of the Giants to Ed Solo. Got ya typical Pryzm where it's all good for those £1 shots on a Wednesday then to Cuba for a dance on the poles/ tables after. It's got an OMG for all those of the same pursuasion or for straight couples that think it's too risky to take their other half to a 'straight' club and where you'll definitely see a drag queen which is amazing. Union Street is always a bad option for me but if you like roudy locals and the certainty to see a fight then that's your place, couple of casino's if you like a flutter. It's got Pop World for all ya 90's hits where you'll most definitely see ya Nan or aunty out or Crash Manor for Charlie Sloth kinda music. Best challenge on a sunny day is to start at the top of Mutley at the Roundabout, have a pint in each pub and see how far you can make it into town (there's about 10+ on Mutley and the rest... can't really remember)- if you make it to Union Street you're a top dog. Food wise if you go to Captin Jaspers on the Barbican for a raging burger you may bump into the Aquila (Devon's motor cycle 'gang') or go to Imperial Garden for a Chinese on Ebrington Street it's fucking sublime. Lots of expensive bars on Ebrington Street if you wanna impress that fine piece you met on tinder or if you're really swanky take them on walk around Devils Point (free parking) then down to Royal William Yard- always a winner for a 1st date, trust. Shit mate that was an impressive review of Plymouth if I do say so myself.

Anonymous

Fantastic location, close to beaches and the Hoe is lovely in the sun. Easy to see lots of attractions in Devon and Cornwall such as the Eden Project and Lands End.

Anonymous

Great university, everyone is so friendly and makes you welcome. Loverly people and always willing to help. Smaller university than others so easy to find your way around and lots of people to meet. The students union offers so much to do with lots of advice on offer too and many free services. Uni is in centre of the city and next to the railway station so everything is in walking distance once you arrive.

Anonymous

The location of Plymouth university is fantastic, everywhere is within walking distance within the main city and there is a variety of buses that can you take to the outer parts which are run constantly. The clubs are within walking distance or a short cab ride which is £4.00, so only £1 per person! it additionally has some amazing scenic places for you to visit such as the Hoe, the Barbican and the variety of parks.

Anonymous

Having one of the biggest night club companies in UK is a true blessing. Cheap night out are perfect. Student shopping nights with discounts and freebies in all shops. Food wise there's is a massive range of shops and also restaurants.

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